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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 4 — Feb. 25, 2013
  • pp: 4027–4035

Efficient spectral control and tuning of a high-power narrow-linewidth Yb-doped fiber laser using a transversely chirped volume Bragg grating

Peter Zeil, Valdas Pasiskevicius, and Fredrik Laurell  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 4, pp. 4027-4035 (2013)

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A transversely chirped volume Bragg grating (TCVBG) is used for flexible wavelength-tuning of a high-power (>100 W) tunable Yb-fiber laser oscillator. Continuous tuning over 2.5 THz of the narrow-band (13 GHz) signal was achieved by transversely translating the TCVBG during high-power operation without cavity realignment. The laser operated in a single polarization with a beam propagation factor (M2) of 1.2. Since the cavity losses remained constant, the high gain fiber laser exhibited excellent power stability (<0.6% relative deviation) over the investigated tuning range. The possibility of considerably increasing the output power and extending the tuning range while maintaining the power stability is discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(050.7330) Diffraction and gratings : Volume gratings
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: November 13, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 28, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 5, 2013
Published: February 11, 2013

Peter Zeil, Valdas Pasiskevicius, and Fredrik Laurell, "Efficient spectral control and tuning of a high-power narrow-linewidth Yb-doped fiber laser using a transversely chirped volume Bragg grating," Opt. Express 21, 4027-4035 (2013)

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