Abstract

We report the inscription of a fiber Bragg grating (FBG) into a polarization maintaining Yb-doped fiber using IR femtosecond pulses and a phase-mask scanning technique for the first time to our knowledge. This FBG was used to realize a stable, linearly polarized, compact fiber laser with a slope efficiency of 27% and an unsaturated output power of 100mW.

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2006

2005

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1997

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1995

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Appl. Opt.

Appl. Phys. A

J. Thomas, E. Wikszak, T. Clausnitzer, U. Fuchs, U. Zeitner, S. Nolte, and A. Tünnermann, Appl. Phys. A 86, 153-157 (2007).
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Electron. Lett.

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[CrossRef]

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Other

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Transmission spectra of the FBG written in the Yb-doped fiber with 600 μ J pulse energy and a translation velocity of 4 mm min . The polarization of the ASE source has been matched with the two axes of the PM Yb-doped fiber.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Setup for the linearly polarized fiber laser. The polarization cube is rotated to match the polarization direction of the stimulated emission with the slow and fast axes of the PM fiber.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Fiber laser output spectra.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Laser output power versus pump power. An efficiency of 27% has been demonstrated for both polarizations.

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