Abstract

In this work, the influence of photodarkening (PD) and photobleaching (PB) on the lasing features of the ytterbium-doped aluminosilicate fiber lasers is examined. Simultaneous PD and PB with 633 nm irradiation was monitored at the lasing wavelength of 1070 nm and compared with individually caused PD and PB effects. The variation of laser threshold and slope efficiency was reported. By analyzing the laser performances it was found that the ratio of excess loss at 633 and 1070 nm is expected to be less than 20. In addition, considerable mitigation of the PD with 633 nm light irradiation is demonstrated.

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A. D. G. Chávez, A. V. Kir’yanov, Y. O. Barmenkov, and N. N. Il’ichev, Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 734 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

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Opt. Express (4)

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Opt. Mat. Express (1)

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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Power characteristics lines for (a) 1.1 wt. % and (b) 1.35 wt. % Yb3+ doped fibers. Lines are parameterized for different irradiation wavelengths and the corresponding slope efficiencies are labeled.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Laser power at 1070 nm time evolution for simultaneous 150 mW at 976 nm and 1.7 mW at 633 nm irradiations. The lasing power degradation (y-axis) was normalized on the initial value as 10log[P(0)/P(t)]. Fitting parameters were labeled as A (maximum power decrease in dB), τ (time constant), and β (stretching parameter).

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Fibers excess loss time evolution for simultaneous 260 mW at 976 mW and 1.7 mW at 633 nm irradiation. Equilibrium loss is signed as αeq.

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Table 1. Theoretical and Experimental Slope Efficiencies (In Parenthesis the Used PD Losses Values in dB/m)

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ηPD=ηoγoutγout+γPD,1070N1,PDN1exp(αPD,980Lf),

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