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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2290–2292

Efficient, high-power, and radially polarized fiber laser

Di Lin, Kegui Xia, Jianlang Li, Ruxin Li, Ken-ichi Ueda, Guoqiang Li, and Xiaojun Li  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 13, pp. 2290-2292 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.002290


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Abstract

We demonstrate an ytterbium-doped fiber laser that emits high-power radially polarized light efficiently. In this study, a photonic crystal grating (PCG) was used as a polarization-selective output coupler, and the power of the radially polarized laser reached 2.42 W with a slope efficiency of 45.9% and a polarization purity of 96%. The results reveal that the inclusion of the PCG mirror into the fiber laser are particularly promising for generating high-power radially polarized light efficiently in view of its many important applications.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 11, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 1, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 11, 2010
Published: June 30, 2010

Citation
Di Lin, Kegui Xia, Jianlang Li, Ruxin Li, Ken-ichi Ueda, Guoqiang Li, and Xiaojun Li, "Efficient, high-power, and radially polarized fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 35, 2290-2292 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-13-2290


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