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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 21 — Oct. 12, 2009
  • pp: 18887–18893

Ytterbium fiber laser based on first-order fiber Bragg gratings written with 400nm femtosecond pulses and a phase-mask

M. Bernier, R. Vallée, B. Morasse, C. Desrosiers, A. Saliminia, and Y. Sheng  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 21, pp. 18887-18893 (2009)

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A Fiber Bragg grating of 369 nm pitch was inscribed in a germanium-free double-clad ytterbium doped silica fiber using a femto-second pulse train at 400 nm wavelength and a phase mask. The photo-induced refractive index modulation of higher than 4×10−3 was obtained and the accompanying photo-induced losses were subsequently removed by thermal annealing, resulting in a low loss (<0.1dB), stable and high reflectivity (>40dB) FBG. Based on this FBG, a monolithic Ytterbium fiber laser operating at 1073 nm with slope efficiency of 71% and output power of 13W was demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium
(060.3738) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings, photosensitivity

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: July 30, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 15, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 18, 2009
Published: September 5, 2009

M. Bernier, R. Vallée, B. Morasse, C. Desrosiers, A. Saliminia, and Y. Sheng, "Ytterbium fiber laser based on first-order fiber Bragg gratings written with 400nm femtosecond pulses and a phase-mask," Opt. Express 17, 18887-18893 (2009)

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