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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 4980–4985

Narrow linewidth high output-coupling dual VBG-locked Yb-doped fiber laser

Pär Jelger, Valdas Pasiskevicius, and Fredrik Laurell  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 5, pp. 4980-4985 (2010)

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Two equal highly reflective volume Bragg gratings (VBGs) were used to lock an Yb-doped fiber laser. By heating one of the VBGs, its center wavelength was shifted and the laser was locked on the overlap between the main peak of one grating and the side-lobe of the other creating a large outcoupling with high spectral selectivity. With this simple arrangement, unidirectional output is achieved with a narrow linewidth (<2.5GHz), high efficiency (>70%) and with an output power above 7W.

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OCIS Codes
(050.7330) Diffraction and gratings : Volume gratings
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: February 1, 2010
Revised Manuscript: February 17, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 17, 2010
Published: February 24, 2010

Pär Jelger, Valdas Pasiskevicius, and Fredrik Laurell, "Narrow linewidth high output-coupling dual VBG-locked Yb-doped fiber laser," Opt. Express 18, 4980-4985 (2010)

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