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TitleLong period fiber gratings for the mitigation of parasitic laser effects in mid-infrared fiber amplifiers.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsHeck, Maximilian, Jean-Christophe Gauthier, Andreas Tünnermann, Réal Vallée, Stefan Nolte, and Martin Bernier
JournalOpt Express
Volume27
Issue15
Pagination21347-21357
Date Published2019 Jul 22
ISSN1094-4087
Abstract

A concept to mitigate parasitic lasing in mid-IR fiber amplifiers using a single long period fiber grating is shown. Using tightly confined ultrashort laser pulses at 800 nm, a grating was directly inscribed into the core of an erbium doped fluoride glass fiber showing a strong attenuation down to -27 dB at desired wavelength. The concept reveals great potential to improve the average output power and attainable spectral range of low repetition rate in-amplifier supercontinuum generation.

DOI10.1364/OE.27.021347
Alternate JournalOpt Express
PubMed ID31510214