31 August 2011 160W single-mode single-frequency Yb-doped fiber laser with fiber Bragg grating inscribed by UV femtosecond exposure and two beam interference
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Proceedings Volume 8007, Photonics North 2011; 80070B (2011) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.904730
Event: Photonics North 2011, 2011, Ottawa, Canada
Abstract
Fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) are attractive as reflector elements in fully integrated all-fiber laser systems. Furthermore, FBGs made with femtosecond laser technology allow to reduce splice connections in the fiber, since no special photosensitive fibers are required. Fiber Bragg grating inscription with deep ultraviolet femtosecond laser (267 nm) and two beam interferometry allows to target germanium-free and non-photosensitive fibers while maintaining versatility in the choice of the output wavelength of the fiber laser. This concept offers the potential of gratings with high spatial resolution, great flexibility and good homogeneity and complements the methods of point-by-point inscription at 800 nm or of phase-mask inscription with 400 nm femtosecond laser exposure. We report on the application of the interferometric fiber Bragg grating inscription technology to build a grating-stabilized fiber laser with high beam purity. Output powers up 160 W have been achieved.
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Martin Becker, Martin Becker, Sven Brückner, Sven Brückner, Eric Lindner, Eric Lindner, Martin Leich, Martin Leich, Manfred Rothhardt, Manfred Rothhardt, Sonja Unger, Sonja Unger, Hartmut Bartelt, Hartmut Bartelt, } "160W single-mode single-frequency Yb-doped fiber laser with fiber Bragg grating inscribed by UV femtosecond exposure and two beam interference", Proc. SPIE 8007, Photonics North 2011, 80070B (31 August 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.904730; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.904730
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