Abstract

Very large-mode-area Yb3+-doped single-mode photonic bandgap (PBG) Bragg fiber oscillators are considered. The transverse hole-burning effect is numerically modeled, which helps properly design the PBG cladding and the Yb3+-doped region for the high-order mode content to be carefully controlled. A ratio of the Yb3+-doped region diameter to the overall core diameter of 40% allows for single-mode emission, even for small spool diameters of 15cm. Such a fiber was manufactured and subsequently used as the core element of a cw oscillator. Very good beam quality parameter M2=1.12 and slope efficiency of 80% were measured. Insensitivity to bending, exemplified by the absence of temporal drift of the beam, was demonstrated for curvature diameter as small as 15cm.

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D. A. Gaponov, S. Février, P. Roy, M. Hanna, D. N. Papadopoulos, L. Daniault, F. Druon, and P. Georges, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper CWC1.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Modal lasing efficiency above threshold η k computed versus (a) the ratio D d / D and (b) the curvature radius R b . Inset, refractive index profile of the PBG Bragg fiber. In (b), the labels refer to D d / D . (c) LP 01 and LP 11 intensity distributions for D d / D = 40 % and two curvature radii.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Refractive index profile of the manufactured fiber.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Slope efficiency measured versus the launched pump power for various bend radii. Inset, corresponding near-field intensity profiles.

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