Abstract

This Letter presents distributed Bragg reflector (DBR) fiber lasers for high-temperature operation at 750°C. Thermally regenerated fiber gratings were used as the feedback elements to construct an erbium-doped DBR fiber laser. The output power of the fiber laser can reach 1 mW at all operating temperatures. The output power fluctuation tested at 750°C was 1.06% over a period of 7 hours. The thermal regeneration grating fabrication process opens new possibilities to design and to implement fiber laser sensors for extreme environments.

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Reflection spectra of the two matched fiber Bragg gratings.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Evolution of grating reflection spectra. Insets, reflection spectra of the seed at room temperature (T=26°C) and regenerated grating at 800°C.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Changes of grating strength and resonate wavelength during the regeneration process.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Thermal wavelength shift of the fiber laser output (square) and its piecewise linear fitting curves (red). Inset, the normalized laser spectra under different temperatures.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Fiber laser output versus 980 nm pump power at three different temperatures.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Measured fiber laser output power over 7 hours at 750°C.

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