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Compact, all-fibre, linearly polarized, single-mode Ytterbium-doped fibre laser utilizing point-by-point inscribed intra-core fibre Bragg gratings
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Paper Abstract

We report on the development of a compact, all fibre laser source operating at 1 μm with a linearly polarized (extinction ratio > 20 dB) and very narrow linewidth (12 pm) output. The unique cavity design included a fibre Bragg grating high reflector and output coupler, inscribed via the point-by-point method directly into the active core. A single splice within the cavity between the fibre incorporating the high reflector and the output coupler permitted re-orientation of the stressors at an angle of 90 degrees to each other, which produced a single lasing polarisation. This simple technique removed the need for a more complicated and expensive polarization controller.

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Date Published: 8 January 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6801, Photonics: Design, Technology, and Packaging III, 68010O (8 January 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.759300
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Nemanja Jovanovic, Macquarie Univ. (Australia)
Graham D. Marshall, Macquarie Univ. (Australia)
Alexander Fuerbach, Macquarie Univ. (Australia)
Graham Town, Macquarie Univ. (Australia)
Michael J. Withford, Macquarie Univ. (Australia)
Shayne Bennetts, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)
David G. Lancaster, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6801:
Photonics: Design, Technology, and Packaging III
Wieslaw Z. Krolikowski; Costas M. Soukoulis; Ping Koy Lam; Timothy J. Davis; Shanhui Fan; Yuri S. Kivshar, Editor(s)

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