Abstract

Two equal highly reflective volume Bragg gratings (VBGs) were used to lock an Yb-doped fiber laser. By heating one of the VBGs, its center wavelength was shifted and the laser was locked on the overlap between the main peak of one grating and the side-lobe of the other creating a large outcoupling with high spectral selectivity. With this simple arrangement, unidirectional output is achieved with a narrow linewidth (<2.5GHz), high efficiency (>70%) and with an output power above 7W.

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S. Fu, X. Feng, SL.. Si, Z. Guo, X.. Jia, Y. Zhao, S. Yuan, and X. Dong, “Self-pulsing dynamics of high-power Yb-doped fiber lasers,” Microw. Opt. Technol. Lett. 48(11), 2282–2285 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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Ecke, W.

Efimov, O. M.

Feng, X.

S. Fu, X. Feng, SL.. Si, Z. Guo, X.. Jia, Y. Zhao, S. Yuan, and X. Dong, “Self-pulsing dynamics of high-power Yb-doped fiber lasers,” Microw. Opt. Technol. Lett. 48(11), 2282–2285 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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Glebov, L. B.

Glebova, L. N.

Guan, W.

Guo, Z.

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[CrossRef]

Henriksson, M.

M. Henriksson, L. Sjöqvist, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, “Narrow linewidth 2 µm optical parametric oscillation in periodically poled LiNbO 3 with volume Bragg grating outcoupler,” Appl. Phys. B 86(3), 497–501 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Jacobsson, B.

Jelger, P.

Jia, X..

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[CrossRef]

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LaRochelle, S.

Laurell, F.

Marciante, J. R.

Melnik, E. D.

Mokhov, S.

Mörl, K.

Pasiskevicius, V.

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Rothhardt, M.

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Seger, K.

Shaw, J.

Shu, H.

Si, SL..

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[CrossRef]

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M. Henriksson, L. Sjöqvist, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, “Narrow linewidth 2 µm optical parametric oscillation in periodically poled LiNbO 3 with volume Bragg grating outcoupler,” Appl. Phys. B 86(3), 497–501 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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Taillon, Y.

Volodin, B. L.

Wang, P.

Wang, Y.

Willsch, R.

Yuan, S.

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[CrossRef]

Zeldovich, B. Y.

Zhao, Y.

S. Fu, X. Feng, SL.. Si, Z. Guo, X.. Jia, Y. Zhao, S. Yuan, and X. Dong, “Self-pulsing dynamics of high-power Yb-doped fiber lasers,” Microw. Opt. Technol. Lett. 48(11), 2282–2285 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt.

Appl. Phys. B

M. Henriksson, L. Sjöqvist, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, “Narrow linewidth 2 µm optical parametric oscillation in periodically poled LiNbO 3 with volume Bragg grating outcoupler,” Appl. Phys. B 86(3), 497–501 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol.

Microw. Opt. Technol. Lett.

S. Fu, X. Feng, SL.. Si, Z. Guo, X.. Jia, Y. Zhao, S. Yuan, and X. Dong, “Self-pulsing dynamics of high-power Yb-doped fiber lasers,” Microw. Opt. Technol. Lett. 48(11), 2282–2285 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Other

B. G. Leonid, “Volume Bragg Gratings in PTR Glass–New Optical Elements for Laser Design,” in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), MD1.

L. B. Glebov, L. N. Glebova, V. I. Smirnov, M. Dubinskii, L. D. Merkle, S. Papernov, and A. W. Schmid, “Laser damage resistance of photo-thermo-refractive glass Bragg gratings,” Proceedings of Solid State and Diode Lasers Technical Review. Albuquerque (2004).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup. In the mirror reference setup, VBG2 was exchanged for a HR-mirror and the left fiber end was perpendicularly cleaved.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Example of spectral overlap between the VBGs. Here the temperature difference of the VBGs is 45 °C, corresponding to 0.4 nm or two-times the bandwidth. (b) Difference in output power at the two fiber ends P1 and P2 as the two VBGs are detuned from each other.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Slope measurement for mirror reference configuration and dual VBG configuration with VBG2 heated to 75 °C.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Emission spectrum for the two configurations. (b) Fabry Perot measurement of emission from Dual-VBG configuration.

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