Abstract

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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O. M. Efimov, L. B. Glebov, S. Papernov, and A. W. Schmid, “Laser-induced damage of photo-thermo-refractive glasses for optical holographic element writing,” Proc. SPIE 3578, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials1998, 564 (1999).

Andrusyak, O.

O. Andrusyak, V. Smirnov, G. Venus, V. Rotar, and L. Glebov, “Spectral Combining and Coherent Coupling of Lasers by Volume Bragg Gratings,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.15(2), 344–353 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Boyland, A.

Brunet, F.

Chung, S.

Clarkson, W.

Clarkson, W. A.

Efimov, O. M.

O. M. Efimov, L. B. Glebov, S. Papernov, and A. W. Schmid, “Laser-induced damage of photo-thermo-refractive glasses for optical holographic element writing,” Proc. SPIE 3578, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials1998, 564 (1999).

Fan, D.

Faucher, M.

Glebov, L.

B. Jacobsson, V. Pasiskevicius, F. Laurell, E. Rotari, V. Smirnov, and L. Glebov, “Tunable narrowband optical parametric oscillator using a transversely chirped Bragg grating,” Opt. Lett.34(4), 449–451 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

O. Andrusyak, V. Smirnov, G. Venus, V. Rotar, and L. Glebov, “Spectral Combining and Coherent Coupling of Lasers by Volume Bragg Gratings,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.15(2), 344–353 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Glebov, L. B.

J. Lumeau, L. Glebova, and L. B. Glebov, “Near-IR absorption in high-purity photothermorefractive glass and holographic optical elements: measurement and application for high-energy lasers,” Appl. Opt.50(30), 5905–5911 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

O. M. Efimov, L. B. Glebov, S. Papernov, and A. W. Schmid, “Laser-induced damage of photo-thermo-refractive glasses for optical holographic element writing,” Proc. SPIE 3578, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials1998, 564 (1999).

Glebova, L.

Hellstrom, J. E.

J. E. Hellstrom, B. Jacobsson, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, “Finite Beams in Reflective Volume Bragg Gratings: Theory and Experiments,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.44(1), 81–89 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Hellstr├Âm, J. E.

Holehouse, N.

Jacobsson, B.

Jelger, P.

Jeong, Y.

Kadwani, P.

Kanskar, M.

Kim, J. W.

Laurell, F.

P. Zeil and F. Laurell, “On the tunability of a narrow-linewidth Yb-fiber laser from three- to four-level lasing behaviour,” Opt. Express19(15), 13940–13948 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. Jacobsson, V. Pasiskevicius, F. Laurell, E. Rotari, V. Smirnov, and L. Glebov, “Tunable narrowband optical parametric oscillator using a transversely chirped Bragg grating,” Opt. Lett.34(4), 449–451 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Seger, B. Jacobsson, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, “Tunable Yb:KYW laser using a transversely chirped volume Bragg grating,” Opt. Express17(4), 2341–2347 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. E. Hellstrom, B. Jacobsson, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, “Finite Beams in Reflective Volume Bragg Gratings: Theory and Experiments,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.44(1), 81–89 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. W. Kim, P. Jelger, J. K. Sahu, F. Laurell, and W. A. Clarkson, “High-power and wavelength-tunable operation of an Er,Yb fiber laser using a volume Bragg grating,” Opt. Lett.33(11), 1204–1206 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Jelger, P. Wang, J. K. Sahu, F. Laurell, and W. A. Clarkson, “High-power linearly-polarized operation of a cladding-pumped Yb fibre laser using a volume Bragg grating for wavelength selection,” Opt. Express16(13), 9507–9512 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. E. Hellström, B. Jacobsson, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, “Quasi-two-level Yb:KYW laser with a volume Bragg grating,” Opt. Express15(21), 13930–13935 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lu, Q.

Lumeau, J.

McComb, T. S.

Nilsson, J.

Papernov, S.

O. M. Efimov, L. B. Glebov, S. Papernov, and A. W. Schmid, “Laser-induced damage of photo-thermo-refractive glasses for optical holographic element writing,” Proc. SPIE 3578, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials1998, 564 (1999).

Pasiskevicius, V.

Payne, D.

Richardson, D.

Richardson, M.

Rotar, V.

O. Andrusyak, V. Smirnov, G. Venus, V. Rotar, and L. Glebov, “Spectral Combining and Coherent Coupling of Lasers by Volume Bragg Gratings,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.15(2), 344–353 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Rotari, E.

Sahu, J.

Sahu, J. K.

Schmid, A. W.

O. M. Efimov, L. B. Glebov, S. Papernov, and A. W. Schmid, “Laser-induced damage of photo-thermo-refractive glasses for optical holographic element writing,” Proc. SPIE 3578, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials1998, 564 (1999).

Seger, K.

Shah, L.

Shen, D.

Sims, R. A.

Smirnov, V.

B. Jacobsson, V. Pasiskevicius, F. Laurell, E. Rotari, V. Smirnov, and L. Glebov, “Tunable narrowband optical parametric oscillator using a transversely chirped Bragg grating,” Opt. Lett.34(4), 449–451 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

O. Andrusyak, V. Smirnov, G. Venus, V. Rotar, and L. Glebov, “Spectral Combining and Coherent Coupling of Lasers by Volume Bragg Gratings,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.15(2), 344–353 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Smith, A. V.

Smith, J. J.

Sudesh, V.

Venus, G.

O. Andrusyak, V. Smirnov, G. Venus, V. Rotar, and L. Glebov, “Spectral Combining and Coherent Coupling of Lasers by Volume Bragg Gratings,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.15(2), 344–353 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Wang, F.

Wang, P.

Wetter, A.

Willis, C. C.

Xiao, Y.

Zeil, P.

Appl. Opt. (2)

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

J. E. Hellstrom, B. Jacobsson, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, “Finite Beams in Reflective Volume Bragg Gratings: Theory and Experiments,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.44(1), 81–89 (2008).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

O. Andrusyak, V. Smirnov, G. Venus, V. Rotar, and L. Glebov, “Spectral Combining and Coherent Coupling of Lasers by Volume Bragg Gratings,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.15(2), 344–353 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

J. Opt. Soc. Korea (1)

Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials (1)

O. M. Efimov, L. B. Glebov, S. Papernov, and A. W. Schmid, “Laser-induced damage of photo-thermo-refractive glasses for optical holographic element writing,” Proc. SPIE 3578, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials1998, 564 (1999).

Opt. Express (8)

J. E. Hellström, B. Jacobsson, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, “Quasi-two-level Yb:KYW laser with a volume Bragg grating,” Opt. Express15(21), 13930–13935 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Seger, B. Jacobsson, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, “Tunable Yb:KYW laser using a transversely chirped volume Bragg grating,” Opt. Express17(4), 2341–2347 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. V. Smith and J. J. Smith, “Mode instability in high power fiber amplifiers,” Opt. Express19(11), 10180–10192 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Jeong, J. Sahu, D. Payne, and J. Nilsson, “Ytterbium-doped large-core fiber laser with 1.36 kW continuous-wave output power,” Opt. Express12(25), 6088–6092 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Xiao, F. Brunet, M. Kanskar, M. Faucher, A. Wetter, and N. Holehouse, “1-kilowatt CW all-fiber laser oscillator pumped with wavelength-beam-combined diode stacks,” Opt. Express20(3), 3296–3301 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Wang, D. Shen, D. Fan, and Q. Lu, “Spectrum narrowing of high power Tm: fiber laser using a volume Bragg grating,” Opt. Express18(9), 8937–8941 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Zeil and F. Laurell, “On the tunability of a narrow-linewidth Yb-fiber laser from three- to four-level lasing behaviour,” Opt. Express19(15), 13940–13948 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Jelger, P. Wang, J. K. Sahu, F. Laurell, and W. A. Clarkson, “High-power linearly-polarized operation of a cladding-pumped Yb fibre laser using a volume Bragg grating for wavelength selection,” Opt. Express16(13), 9507–9512 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Lett. (2)

Other (2)

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 3rd ed. (Academic Press, 2001).

C. Goh, S. Set, K. Kikuchi, M. Mokhtar, S. Butler, and M. Ibsen, “Greater than 90 nm continuously wavelength-tunable fibre Bragg gratings,” Optical Fiber Communications Conference,2003. OFC 2003, vol., no., pp. 643- 644 vol.2, 23–28 March 2003 URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=1248468&isnumber=27940

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