Abstract

We report a 20 W linearly polarized, spectrally clean Yb-doped fiber laser at 1120 nm with an optical conversion efficiency of 54%. An excellent polarization extinction ratio of more than 23 dB is obtained using fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) polarization selection technique at all power levels. The results reveal that a Yb-doped fiber laser at 1120 nm could be a promising replacement compared to Raman fiber lasers.

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2010

C. A. Codemard, J. Ji, J. K. Sahu, and J. Nilsson, “100 W CW cladding pumped Raman fiber laser at 1120 nm,” Proc. SPIE 7580, 75801N (2010).
[CrossRef]

D. B. Calia, A. Friedenauer, and V. Protopopov, “PM fiber lasers at 589 nm: a 20 W transportable laser system for LGS return flux studies,” Proc. SPIE, 7736, 77361U (2010).
[CrossRef]

M. P. Kalita, S. Alam, C. Codemard, S. Yoo, A. J. Boyland, M. Ibsen, and J. K. Sahu, “Multi-watts narrow-linewidth all fiber Yb-doped laser operating at 1179 nm,” Opt. Express 18, 5920–5925 (2010).
[CrossRef]

C. B. Olausson, A. Shirakawa, M. Chen, J. K. Lyngeo, J. Broeng, K. P. Hansen, A. Bjarklev, and K. Ueda, “167 W, power scalable ytterbium-doped photonic bandgap fiber amplifier at 1178 nm,” Opt. Express 18, 16345–16352 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009

2008

2007

A. Shirakawa, M. Kamijo, J. Ota, and K. Ueda, “Characteristics of linearly polarized yb-doped fiber laser in an all-fiber configuration,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 1664–1666 (2007).
[CrossRef]

K. E. U. Supriyo Sinha, D. S. Hum, M. J. F. Digonnet, M. M. Fejer, and R. L. Byer, “Linearly polarized, 3.35 W narrow-linewidth, 1150 nm fiber master oscillator power amplifier for frequency doubling to the yellow,” Opt. Lett. 32, 1530–1532 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006

A. S. Kurkov, V. M. Paramonov, and O. I. Medvedkov, “Ytterbium fiber laser emitting at 1160 nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 3, 503–506 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005

1997

R. Paschotta, J. Nilsson, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, “Ytterbium-doped fiber amplifiers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1049–1056 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1995

H. M. Pask, R. J. Carman, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, C. J. Mackechnie, P. R. Barber, and J. M. Dawes, “Ytterbium-doped silica fiber lasers: versatile sources for the 11.2 μm region,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 1, 2–13 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Alam, S.

Barber, P. R.

H. M. Pask, R. J. Carman, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, C. J. Mackechnie, P. R. Barber, and J. M. Dawes, “Ytterbium-doped silica fiber lasers: versatile sources for the 11.2 μm region,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 1, 2–13 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Bjarklev, A.

Boyland, A. J.

Broeng, J.

Byer, R. L.

Calia, D. B.

Carman, R. J.

H. M. Pask, R. J. Carman, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, C. J. Mackechnie, P. R. Barber, and J. M. Dawes, “Ytterbium-doped silica fiber lasers: versatile sources for the 11.2 μm region,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 1, 2–13 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Chen, M.

Codemard, C.

Codemard, C. A.

C. A. Codemard, J. Ji, J. K. Sahu, and J. Nilsson, “100 W CW cladding pumped Raman fiber laser at 1120 nm,” Proc. SPIE 7580, 75801N (2010).
[CrossRef]

Dawes, J. M.

H. M. Pask, R. J. Carman, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, C. J. Mackechnie, P. R. Barber, and J. M. Dawes, “Ytterbium-doped silica fiber lasers: versatile sources for the 11.2 μm region,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 1, 2–13 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Digonnet, M. J. F.

Fejer, M. M.

Feng, Y.

Friedenauer, A.

D. B. Calia, A. Friedenauer, and V. Protopopov, “PM fiber lasers at 589 nm: a 20 W transportable laser system for LGS return flux studies,” Proc. SPIE, 7736, 77361U (2010).
[CrossRef]

Hanna, D. C.

R. Paschotta, J. Nilsson, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, “Ytterbium-doped fiber amplifiers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1049–1056 (1997).
[CrossRef]

H. M. Pask, R. J. Carman, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, C. J. Mackechnie, P. R. Barber, and J. M. Dawes, “Ytterbium-doped silica fiber lasers: versatile sources for the 11.2 μm region,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 1, 2–13 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Hansen, K. P.

Huang, S.

Hum, D. S.

Ibsen, M.

Ji, J.

C. A. Codemard, J. Ji, J. K. Sahu, and J. Nilsson, “100 W CW cladding pumped Raman fiber laser at 1120 nm,” Proc. SPIE 7580, 75801N (2010).
[CrossRef]

Kalita, M. P.

Kamijo, M.

A. Shirakawa, M. Kamijo, J. Ota, and K. Ueda, “Characteristics of linearly polarized yb-doped fiber laser in an all-fiber configuration,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 1664–1666 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Kurkov, A. S.

A. S. Kurkov, V. M. Paramonov, and O. I. Medvedkov, “Ytterbium fiber laser emitting at 1160 nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 3, 503–506 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Liem, A.

A. Liem, J. Limpert, P. Riedel, H. Zellmer, and A. Tünnermann, “25 W ytterbium all fiber source at 1120 nm,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2001 (Optical Society of America, 2001), p. 216.

Limpert, J.

A. Liem, J. Limpert, P. Riedel, H. Zellmer, and A. Tünnermann, “25 W ytterbium all fiber source at 1120 nm,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2001 (Optical Society of America, 2001), p. 216.

Lyngeo, J. K.

Mackechnie, C. J.

H. M. Pask, R. J. Carman, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, C. J. Mackechnie, P. R. Barber, and J. M. Dawes, “Ytterbium-doped silica fiber lasers: versatile sources for the 11.2 μm region,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 1, 2–13 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Medvedkov, O. I.

A. S. Kurkov, V. M. Paramonov, and O. I. Medvedkov, “Ytterbium fiber laser emitting at 1160 nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 3, 503–506 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Nilsson, J.

C. A. Codemard, J. Ji, J. K. Sahu, and J. Nilsson, “100 W CW cladding pumped Raman fiber laser at 1120 nm,” Proc. SPIE 7580, 75801N (2010).
[CrossRef]

R. Paschotta, J. Nilsson, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, “Ytterbium-doped fiber amplifiers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1049–1056 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Olausson, C. B.

Ota, J.

A. Shirakawa, M. Kamijo, J. Ota, and K. Ueda, “Characteristics of linearly polarized yb-doped fiber laser in an all-fiber configuration,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 1664–1666 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Paramonov, V. M.

A. S. Kurkov, V. M. Paramonov, and O. I. Medvedkov, “Ytterbium fiber laser emitting at 1160 nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 3, 503–506 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Paschotta, R.

R. Paschotta, J. Nilsson, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, “Ytterbium-doped fiber amplifiers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1049–1056 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Pask, H. M.

H. M. Pask, R. J. Carman, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, C. J. Mackechnie, P. R. Barber, and J. M. Dawes, “Ytterbium-doped silica fiber lasers: versatile sources for the 11.2 μm region,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 1, 2–13 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Protopopov, V.

D. B. Calia, A. Friedenauer, and V. Protopopov, “PM fiber lasers at 589 nm: a 20 W transportable laser system for LGS return flux studies,” Proc. SPIE, 7736, 77361U (2010).
[CrossRef]

Qin, G.

Riedel, P.

A. Liem, J. Limpert, P. Riedel, H. Zellmer, and A. Tünnermann, “25 W ytterbium all fiber source at 1120 nm,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2001 (Optical Society of America, 2001), p. 216.

Sahu, J. K.

Shirakawa, A.

Supriyo Sinha, K. E. U.

Taylor, L. R.

Tropper, A. C.

R. Paschotta, J. Nilsson, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, “Ytterbium-doped fiber amplifiers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1049–1056 (1997).
[CrossRef]

H. M. Pask, R. J. Carman, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, C. J. Mackechnie, P. R. Barber, and J. M. Dawes, “Ytterbium-doped silica fiber lasers: versatile sources for the 11.2 μm region,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 1, 2–13 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Tünnermann, A.

A. Liem, J. Limpert, P. Riedel, H. Zellmer, and A. Tünnermann, “25 W ytterbium all fiber source at 1120 nm,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2001 (Optical Society of America, 2001), p. 216.

Ueda, K.

Yoo, S.

Zellmer, H.

A. Liem, J. Limpert, P. Riedel, H. Zellmer, and A. Tünnermann, “25 W ytterbium all fiber source at 1120 nm,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2001 (Optical Society of America, 2001), p. 216.

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

R. Paschotta, J. Nilsson, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, “Ytterbium-doped fiber amplifiers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1049–1056 (1997).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.

H. M. Pask, R. J. Carman, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, C. J. Mackechnie, P. R. Barber, and J. M. Dawes, “Ytterbium-doped silica fiber lasers: versatile sources for the 11.2 μm region,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 1, 2–13 (1995).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

A. Shirakawa, M. Kamijo, J. Ota, and K. Ueda, “Characteristics of linearly polarized yb-doped fiber laser in an all-fiber configuration,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 1664–1666 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys. Lett.

A. S. Kurkov, V. M. Paramonov, and O. I. Medvedkov, “Ytterbium fiber laser emitting at 1160 nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 3, 503–506 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Proc. SPIE

D. B. Calia, A. Friedenauer, and V. Protopopov, “PM fiber lasers at 589 nm: a 20 W transportable laser system for LGS return flux studies,” Proc. SPIE, 7736, 77361U (2010).
[CrossRef]

C. A. Codemard, J. Ji, J. K. Sahu, and J. Nilsson, “100 W CW cladding pumped Raman fiber laser at 1120 nm,” Proc. SPIE 7580, 75801N (2010).
[CrossRef]

Other

A. Liem, J. Limpert, P. Riedel, H. Zellmer, and A. Tünnermann, “25 W ytterbium all fiber source at 1120 nm,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2001 (Optical Society of America, 2001), p. 216.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup of the high-power, linearly polarized fiber laser at 1120 nm.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Spectral characteristics of optical circulator FBG (upper curves) and high reflectivity FBG (lower curves).

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Laser output power at 1120 nm vs. pump power.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Polarization extinction ratio as a function of output power.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Optical spectrum at the maximum output power. Inset, detailed spectrum at 1120 nm.

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