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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 15 — Jul. 18, 2011
  • pp: 13940–13948

On the tunability of a narrow-linewidth Yb-fiber laser from three- to four-level lasing behaviour

Peter Zeil and Fredrik Laurell  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 15, pp. 13940-13948 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.013940


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Abstract

We report on a tunable multi-watt ytterbium-doped fiber laser bridging the gap from three-level lasing around 980 nm to true four-level lasing at 1100 nm. Wavelength-locking and -tuning was achieved by using an external volume-Bragg grating(VBG) as the cavity end mirror. The results are compared with detailed numerical calculations based on a spectrally resolved rate equation analysis, taking competing emission at other wavelengths into account.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 23, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 17, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 17, 2011
Published: July 6, 2011

Citation
Peter Zeil and Fredrik Laurell, "On the tunability of a narrow-linewidth Yb-fiber laser from three- to four-level lasing behaviour," Opt. Express 19, 13940-13948 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-15-13940


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