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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2006
  • pp: 2390–2392

Erbium fiber laser based on intracore femtosecond-written fiber Bragg grating

Elodie Wikszak, Jens Thomas, Jonas Burghoff, Bülend Ortaç, Jens Limpert, Stefan Nolte, Ulrike Fuchs, and Andreas Tünnermann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 16, pp. 2390-2392 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.002390


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Abstract

We report the inscription of fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) into a nonphotosensitive Er-doped fiber by using a phase-mask scanning technique with near IR femtosecond laser pulses. A grating of 40 mm length with a period of 1.075 μ m was realized. We measured transmission losses of 18.9 dB at λ = 1554.5 nm with a FWHM bandwidth of 0.15 nm . By pumping the fiber containing the fabricated FBG, it was possible to realize a fiber laser with an output power of 38 mW , a slope efficiency of 21.1%, and low noise ( SNR = 60 dB ) .

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(350.3390) Other areas of optics : Laser materials processing

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: April 25, 2006
Revised Manuscript: June 9, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: June 9, 2006
Published: July 25, 2006

Citation
Elodie Wikszak, Jens Thomas, Jonas Burghoff, Bülend Ortaç, Jens Limpert, Stefan Nolte, Ulrike Fuchs, and Andreas Tünnermann, "Erbium fiber laser based on intracore femtosecond-written fiber Bragg grating," Opt. Lett. 31, 2390-2392 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-16-2390


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