Abstract

We demonstrate an ytterbium-doped fiber laser that emits high-power radially polarized light efficiently. In this study, a photonic crystal grating (PCG) was used as a polarization-selective output coupler, and the power of the radially polarized laser reached 2.42W with a slope efficiency of 45.9% and a polarization purity of 96%. The results reveal that the inclusion of the PCG mirror into the fiber laser are particularly promising for generating high-power radially polarized light efficiently in view of its many important applications.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
Related Articles
Efficient double-clad thulium-doped fiber laser with a ring cavity

Jianqiu Xu, Mahendra Prabhu, Jianren Lu, Ken-ichi Ueda, and Da Xing
Appl. Opt. 40(12) 1983-1988 (2001)

Generation of radially polarized mode in Yb fiber laser by using a dual conical prism

Jian-lang Li, Ken-ichi Ueda, Mitsuru Musha, Akira Shirakawa, and Lan-xiang Zhong
Opt. Lett. 31(20) 2969-2971 (2006)

Converging-axicon-based radially polarized ytterbium fiber laser and evidence on the mode profile inside the gain fiber

Jian-lang Li, Ken-ichi Ueda, Mitsuru Musha, Akira Shirakawa, and Zhi-ming Zhang
Opt. Lett. 32(11) 1360-1362 (2007)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (5)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription