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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 13 — Jun. 23, 2008
  • pp: 9507–9512

High-power linearly-polarized operation of a cladding-pumped Yb fibre laser using a volume Bragg grating for wavelength selection

P. Jelger, P. Wang, J. K. Sahu, F. Laurell, and W. A. Clarkson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 13, pp. 9507-9512 (2008)

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In this work a volume Bragg grating is used as a wavelength selective element in a high-power cladding-pumped Yb-doped silica fiber laser. The laser produced 138 W of linearly-polarized single-spatial-mode output at 1066 nm with a relatively narrow linewidth of 0.2 nm for ~202 W of launched pump power at 976 nm. The beam propagation factor (M2) for the output beam was determined to be 1.07. Thermal limitations of volume Bragg gratings are discussed in the context of power scaling for fiber lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(050.7330) Diffraction and gratings : Volume gratings
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: April 23, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 9, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 9, 2008
Published: June 12, 2008

P. Jelger, P. Wang, J. K. Sahu, F. Laurell, and W. A. Clarkson, "High-power linearly-polarized operation of a cladding-pumped Yb fibre laser using a volume Bragg grating for wavelength selection," Opt. Express 16, 9507-9512 (2008)

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