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Wavelength tunable Yb3+-doped double-clad photonic crystal fiber laser
Author(s): Hongxin Su; Yigang Li; Kecheng Lu; Kun Wang; Qinglin Guo
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Paper Abstract

Wavelength tunable high power lasers are desired for many applications, such as spectroscopy, sensing and nonlinear optics, etc. A tunable Yb3+-doped photonic crystal fiber laser based on a blazed grating in Littrow configuration is demonstrated. The active fiber used in the experiment is a double-clad Yb3+-doped PCF which contains an Yb3+-doped core of 23 μm in diameter and a holy inner clad of 420 μm in diameter. The laser resonator is composed of a dichroic reflective mirror and a blazed grating which is set in Littrow configuration. To reduce reflection the fiber end near to the grating is polished into an angle of 8 degree. Wavelength tunable output with a range form 1035.425 nm to 1111.770nm is realized. The output power of the laser at different wavelengths is flatten within 0.8 dB. At the available maximum pump power of 12.11 W, the maximum output power of 3.45 W is obtained at 1064.085 nm, which corresponds to a slope efficiency of 35.9%. Degree of polarization of the output at different pump level are all more than 0.87.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 February 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6823, High-Power Lasers and Applications IV, 682318 (6 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.756792
Show Author Affiliations
Hongxin Su, Hebei Univ. (China)
Yigang Li, Nankai Univ. (China)
Kecheng Lu, Nankai Univ. (China)
Kun Wang, Hebei Univ. (China)
Qinglin Guo, Hebei Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6823:
High-Power Lasers and Applications IV
Dianyuan Fan; Robert F. Walter, Editor(s)

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