We measure the output power of an Er/Yb fiber laser with twelve different SMF-28 narrowband output couplers and demonstrate experimentally that the optimal reflectivity is ~ 1 %. The fiber laser efficiency with the optimal output coupler is ~ 38 %. In addition, we successfully inscribe a similar output coupler in-situ during laser operation with 800 nm femtosecond pulses and the phase mask technique. An output power very close to the optimal was obtained with the in-situ inscribed output coupler.
|Published - 6 May 2019