Abstract

We report on the power scaling to 103W of a 1.1μm continuous-wave Yb3+-doped silica fiber laser incorporating a point-by-point (PbP) fiber-Bragg grating inscribed directly into the active core using 800nm femtosecond laser pulses. The spectrum of the laser exhibited a narrow linewidth that broadened to 260pm at 103W. The output was frequency doubled using an 11mm long periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 crystal to generate 2.1W of green with an internal conversion efficiency of 10% at high power and 0.81%W at low power.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the experimental setup.

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Fig. 2

Measured reflection spectrum of the point-by-point written FBG. The inset shows a high-resolution scan of the grating peak on which the laser operated.

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Fig. 3

Output power versus launched pump power for the fiber laser. The inset shows the spectrum of the output at 103 W .

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Fig. 4

Fraction of the output power in a single state of linear polarization as a function of the output power (dots). The dashed line represents the power in a single state of linear polarization for a fiber laser using a dielectric mirror as the high reflector.

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Fig. 5

Frequency-doubled green output power as a function of polarized infrared pump power.

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