High-power linearly-polarized operation of a cladding-pumped Yb fibre laser using a volume Bragg grating for wavelength selection
2008 (English)In: Optics Express, ISSN 1094-4087, Vol. 16, no 13, 9507-9512 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this work a volume Bragg grating is used as a wavelength selective element in a high-power cladding-pumped Yb-doped silica fiber laser. The laser produced 138 W of linearly-polarized single-spatial-mode output at 1066 nm with a relatively narrow linewidth of 0.2 nm for similar to 202 W of launched pump power at 976 nm. The beam propagation factor (M-2) for the output beam was determined to be 1.07. Thermal limitations of volume Bragg gratings are discussed in the context of power scaling for fiber lasers.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 16, no 13, 9507-9512 p.
PHOTOTHERMOREFRACTIVE GLASS; SPECTRUM; BEAM
Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-11708DOI: 10.1364/OE.16.009507ISI: 000257563900028ScopusID: 2-s2.0-46149112384OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-11708DiVA: diva2:279885
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