Title

Highly polarized all-fiber thulium laser with femtosecond-laser-written fiber Bragg gratings

Authors

Authors

C. C. C. Willis; E. McKee; P. Boswetter; A. Sincore; J. Thomas; C. Voigtlander; R. G. Kramer; J. D. Bradford; L. Shah; S. Nolte; A. Tunnermann;M. Richardson

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Express

Keywords

SILICA; FUTURE; FBG; Optics

Abstract

We demonstrate and characterize a highly linearly polarized (18.8 dB) narrow spectral emission (<80pm) from an all-fiber Tm laser utilizing femtosecond-laser-written fiber Bragg gratings. Thermally-dependent anisotropic birefringence is observed in the FBG transmission, the effects of which enable both the generation and elimination of highly linearly polarized output. To our knowledge, this is the first detailed study of such thermal anisotropic birefringence in femtosecond-written FBGs. (C) 2013 Optical Society of America

Journal Title

Optics Express

Volume

21

Issue/Number

9

Publication Date

1-1-2013

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

10467

Last Page

10474

WOS Identifier

WOS:000318906500035

ISSN

1094-4087

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