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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2011
  • pp: 1839–1841

Fiber laser with combined feedback of core and cladding modes assisted by an intracavity long-period grating

D. Sáez-Rodriguez, J. L. Cruz, A. Díez, and M. V. Andrés  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 10, pp. 1839-1841 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.001839


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Abstract

We present a fiber laser made in a single piece of conventional doped-core fiber that operates by combined feedback of the fundamental core mode LP ( 0 , 1 ) and the high-order cladding mode LP ( 0 , 10 ) . The laser is an all-fiber structure that uses two fiber Bragg gratings and a long-period grating to select the modes circulating in the cavity; the laser emits at the coupling wavelength between the core mode LP ( 0 , 1 ) and the counterpropagating cladding mode LP ( 0 , 10 ) in the Bragg gratings. This work demonstrates the feasibility of high-order mode fiber lasers assisted by long-period gratings.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: January 27, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 18, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 18, 2011
Published: May 9, 2011

Citation
D. Sáez-Rodriguez, J. L. Cruz, A. Díez, and M. V. Andrés, "Fiber laser with combined feedback of core and cladding modes assisted by an intracavity long-period grating," Opt. Lett. 36, 1839-1841 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-10-1839


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