Abstract

All-fiberized continuous-wave Yb-doped fiber lasers operating near 980 nm are fabricated, and 1.73 W, 980 nm lasing is obtained. Moreover, the output properties of the 980 nm fiber laser are studied by experiment. It is demonstrated, for the first time to the best of our knowledge, that the output power curve versus the active fiber length experiences double-peak values, which are caused by the red shift of the lasing wavelength induced by the longitudinal-mode competition. It is also demonstrated that the pump threshold increases exponentially with the active fiber length. The relationship between the pump threshold and the optimum active fiber length is examined.

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V. Fomin, M. Abramov, A. Ferin, A. Abramov, D. Mochalovl, N. Platonov, and V. Gapontsev, “10 kW single mode fiber laser,” in SyTu-1.3, Symposium on High-Power Fiber Lasers, St. Petersburg (2010).

Abramov, M.

V. Fomin, M. Abramov, A. Ferin, A. Abramov, D. Mochalovl, N. Platonov, and V. Gapontsev, “10 kW single mode fiber laser,” in SyTu-1.3, Symposium on High-Power Fiber Lasers, St. Petersburg (2010).

Alam, S.

K. H. Ylä-Jarkko, R. Selvas, D. Soh, J. Sahu, C. Codemard, J. Nilsson, S. Alam, and A. Grudinin, “A 3.5 W 977 nm cladding-pumped jacketed air-clad ytterbium-doped fiber laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, J. Zayhowski, ed., Vol. 83 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper 103.

Alegria, C.

D. Soh, C. Codemard, S. Wang, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, F. Laurell, V. Philippov, Y. Jeong, C. Alegria, and S. Baek, “A 980 nm Yb-doped fiber MOPA source and its frequency doubling,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1032–1034 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Baek, S.

D. Soh, C. Codemard, S. Wang, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, F. Laurell, V. Philippov, Y. Jeong, C. Alegria, and S. Baek, “A 980 nm Yb-doped fiber MOPA source and its frequency doubling,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1032–1034 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Bartolacci, C.

C. Bartolacci, M. Laroche, H. Gilles, S. Girard, T. Robin, and B. Cadier, “All-fiber Yb-doped CW and pulsed laser sources operating near 980 nm,” in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper ATuB9.

Bello-Doua, R.

Bouchier, A.

Boullet, J.

Cadier, B.

C. Bartolacci, M. Laroche, H. Gilles, S. Girard, T. Robin, and B. Cadier, “All-fiber Yb-doped CW and pulsed laser sources operating near 980 nm,” in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper ATuB9.

Cao, J.

Cazaux, M.

Clarkson, W. A.

Codemard, C.

D. Soh, C. Codemard, S. Wang, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, F. Laurell, V. Philippov, Y. Jeong, C. Alegria, and S. Baek, “A 980 nm Yb-doped fiber MOPA source and its frequency doubling,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1032–1034 (2004).
[CrossRef]

K. H. Ylä-Jarkko, R. Selvas, D. Soh, J. Sahu, C. Codemard, J. Nilsson, S. Alam, and A. Grudinin, “A 3.5 W 977 nm cladding-pumped jacketed air-clad ytterbium-doped fiber laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, J. Zayhowski, ed., Vol. 83 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper 103.

D. B. S. Soh, C. Codemard, and J. K. Sahu, “A 4.3 W 977 nm ytterbium-doped jacketed-air-clad fiber amplifier,” in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper MA3.

Cormier, E.

Desmarchelier, R.

Engholm, M.

Ferin, A.

V. Fomin, M. Abramov, A. Ferin, A. Abramov, D. Mochalovl, N. Platonov, and V. Gapontsev, “10 kW single mode fiber laser,” in SyTu-1.3, Symposium on High-Power Fiber Lasers, St. Petersburg (2010).

Fomin, V.

V. Fomin, M. Abramov, A. Ferin, A. Abramov, D. Mochalovl, N. Platonov, and V. Gapontsev, “10 kW single mode fiber laser,” in SyTu-1.3, Symposium on High-Power Fiber Lasers, St. Petersburg (2010).

Gapontsev, V.

V. Fomin, M. Abramov, A. Ferin, A. Abramov, D. Mochalovl, N. Platonov, and V. Gapontsev, “10 kW single mode fiber laser,” in SyTu-1.3, Symposium on High-Power Fiber Lasers, St. Petersburg (2010).

Gilles, H.

C. Bartolacci, M. Laroche, H. Gilles, S. Girard, T. Robin, and B. Cadier, “All-fiber Yb-doped CW and pulsed laser sources operating near 980 nm,” in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper ATuB9.

Girard, S.

C. Bartolacci, M. Laroche, H. Gilles, S. Girard, T. Robin, and B. Cadier, “All-fiber Yb-doped CW and pulsed laser sources operating near 980 nm,” in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper ATuB9.

Gorges, P.

Grudinin, A.

K. H. Ylä-Jarkko, R. Selvas, D. Soh, J. Sahu, C. Codemard, J. Nilsson, S. Alam, and A. Grudinin, “A 3.5 W 977 nm cladding-pumped jacketed air-clad ytterbium-doped fiber laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, J. Zayhowski, ed., Vol. 83 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper 103.

Guo, S.

Hanna, D.

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

Hanna, D. C.

Hardy, A.

Huang, L.

Jauregui, C.

Jelger, P.

Jeong, Y.

D. Soh, C. Codemard, S. Wang, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, F. Laurell, V. Philippov, Y. Jeong, C. Alegria, and S. Baek, “A 980 nm Yb-doped fiber MOPA source and its frequency doubling,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1032–1034 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kelson, I.

Laroche, M.

C. Bartolacci, M. Laroche, H. Gilles, S. Girard, T. Robin, and B. Cadier, “All-fiber Yb-doped CW and pulsed laser sources operating near 980 nm,” in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper ATuB9.

Laurell, F.

P. Jelger, M. Engholm, L. Norin, and F. Laurell, “Degradation-resistant lasing at 980 nm in a Yb/Ce/Al-doped silica fiber,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 338–342 (2010).
[CrossRef]

D. Soh, C. Codemard, S. Wang, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, F. Laurell, V. Philippov, Y. Jeong, C. Alegria, and S. Baek, “A 980 nm Yb-doped fiber MOPA source and its frequency doubling,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1032–1034 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Limpert, J.

Liu, Y.

Lucas-Leclin, G.

Maillard, J. M.

Minelly, J. D.

Mochalovl, D.

V. Fomin, M. Abramov, A. Ferin, A. Abramov, D. Mochalovl, N. Platonov, and V. Gapontsev, “10 kW single mode fiber laser,” in SyTu-1.3, Symposium on High-Power Fiber Lasers, St. Petersburg (2010).

Nilsson, J.

J. Nilsson and D. N. Payne, “High-power fiber lasers,” Science 332, 921–922 (2011).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Richardson, J. Nilsson, and W. A. Clarkson, “High power fiber lasers: current status and future perspectives,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, B63–B92 (2010).
[CrossRef]

D. Soh, C. Codemard, S. Wang, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, F. Laurell, V. Philippov, Y. Jeong, C. Alegria, and S. Baek, “A 980 nm Yb-doped fiber MOPA source and its frequency doubling,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1032–1034 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Nilsson, J. D. Minelly, R. Paschotta, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, “Ring-doped cladding-pumped single-mode three-level fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 23, 355–357 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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

K. H. Ylä-Jarkko, R. Selvas, D. Soh, J. Sahu, C. Codemard, J. Nilsson, S. Alam, and A. Grudinin, “A 3.5 W 977 nm cladding-pumped jacketed air-clad ytterbium-doped fiber laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, J. Zayhowski, ed., Vol. 83 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper 103.

Norin, L.

Paschotta, R.

J. Nilsson, J. D. Minelly, R. Paschotta, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, “Ring-doped cladding-pumped single-mode three-level fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 23, 355–357 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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

Payne, D. N.

J. Nilsson and D. N. Payne, “High-power fiber lasers,” Science 332, 921–922 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Philippov, V.

D. Soh, C. Codemard, S. Wang, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, F. Laurell, V. Philippov, Y. Jeong, C. Alegria, and S. Baek, “A 980 nm Yb-doped fiber MOPA source and its frequency doubling,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1032–1034 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Platonov, N.

V. Fomin, M. Abramov, A. Ferin, A. Abramov, D. Mochalovl, N. Platonov, and V. Gapontsev, “10 kW single mode fiber laser,” in SyTu-1.3, Symposium on High-Power Fiber Lasers, St. Petersburg (2010).

Richardson, D. J.

Robin, T.

C. Bartolacci, M. Laroche, H. Gilles, S. Girard, T. Robin, and B. Cadier, “All-fiber Yb-doped CW and pulsed laser sources operating near 980 nm,” in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper ATuB9.

Roser, F.

Saby, J.

Sahu, J.

K. H. Ylä-Jarkko, R. Selvas, D. Soh, J. Sahu, C. Codemard, J. Nilsson, S. Alam, and A. Grudinin, “A 3.5 W 977 nm cladding-pumped jacketed air-clad ytterbium-doped fiber laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, J. Zayhowski, ed., Vol. 83 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper 103.

Sahu, J. K.

D. Soh, C. Codemard, S. Wang, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, F. Laurell, V. Philippov, Y. Jeong, C. Alegria, and S. Baek, “A 980 nm Yb-doped fiber MOPA source and its frequency doubling,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1032–1034 (2004).
[CrossRef]

D. B. S. Soh, C. Codemard, and J. K. Sahu, “A 4.3 W 977 nm ytterbium-doped jacketed-air-clad fiber amplifier,” in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper MA3.

Salin, F. C. C. O.

Selvas, R.

K. H. Ylä-Jarkko, R. Selvas, D. Soh, J. Sahu, C. Codemard, J. Nilsson, S. Alam, and A. Grudinin, “A 3.5 W 977 nm cladding-pumped jacketed air-clad ytterbium-doped fiber laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, J. Zayhowski, ed., Vol. 83 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper 103.

Si, L.

Soh, D.

D. Soh, C. Codemard, S. Wang, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, F. Laurell, V. Philippov, Y. Jeong, C. Alegria, and S. Baek, “A 980 nm Yb-doped fiber MOPA source and its frequency doubling,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1032–1034 (2004).
[CrossRef]

K. H. Ylä-Jarkko, R. Selvas, D. Soh, J. Sahu, C. Codemard, J. Nilsson, S. Alam, and A. Grudinin, “A 3.5 W 977 nm cladding-pumped jacketed air-clad ytterbium-doped fiber laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, J. Zayhowski, ed., Vol. 83 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper 103.

Soh, D. B. S.

D. B. S. Soh, C. Codemard, and J. K. Sahu, “A 4.3 W 977 nm ytterbium-doped jacketed-air-clad fiber amplifier,” in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper MA3.

Tropper, A.

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

Tropper, A. C.

Tunnermann, A.

Wang, S.

D. Soh, C. Codemard, S. Wang, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, F. Laurell, V. Philippov, Y. Jeong, C. Alegria, and S. Baek, “A 980 nm Yb-doped fiber MOPA source and its frequency doubling,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1032–1034 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Xiao, H.

Ylä-Jarkko, K. H.

K. H. Ylä-Jarkko, R. Selvas, D. Soh, J. Sahu, C. Codemard, J. Nilsson, S. Alam, and A. Grudinin, “A 3.5 W 977 nm cladding-pumped jacketed air-clad ytterbium-doped fiber laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, J. Zayhowski, ed., Vol. 83 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper 103.

Zaouter, Y.

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

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

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

D. Soh, C. Codemard, S. Wang, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, F. Laurell, V. Philippov, Y. Jeong, C. Alegria, and S. Baek, “A 980 nm Yb-doped fiber MOPA source and its frequency doubling,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1032–1034 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol.

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Science

J. Nilsson and D. N. Payne, “High-power fiber lasers,” Science 332, 921–922 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Other

V. Fomin, M. Abramov, A. Ferin, A. Abramov, D. Mochalovl, N. Platonov, and V. Gapontsev, “10 kW single mode fiber laser,” in SyTu-1.3, Symposium on High-Power Fiber Lasers, St. Petersburg (2010).

C. Bartolacci, M. Laroche, H. Gilles, S. Girard, T. Robin, and B. Cadier, “All-fiber Yb-doped CW and pulsed laser sources operating near 980 nm,” in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper ATuB9.

K. H. Ylä-Jarkko, R. Selvas, D. Soh, J. Sahu, C. Codemard, J. Nilsson, S. Alam, and A. Grudinin, “A 3.5 W 977 nm cladding-pumped jacketed air-clad ytterbium-doped fiber laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, J. Zayhowski, ed., Vol. 83 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper 103.

D. B. S. Soh, C. Codemard, and J. K. Sahu, “A 4.3 W 977 nm ytterbium-doped jacketed-air-clad fiber amplifier,” in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper MA3.

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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup of 980 nm all-fiberized laser; the spectroscopic analysis is carried out without the DM. Here, the measure precision of the optical power meter is 0.1 mW. The spectral resolution of the spectroscope analyzer is 0.02 nm.

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Fig. 2.

Evolution of the output spectrum of the 980 nm fiber lasers versus the pump power.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Output signal power of the 980 nm fiber lasers as a function of pump power.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Evolution of the output spectrum of the 980 nm fiber lasers via the active fiber length.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Output signal power of the 980 nm fiber lasers as a function of the active fiber length.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Pump threshold as a function of the active fiber length of the 980 nm fiber lasers.

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Table 1. Peak Output Powers and the Relative Active Fiber Lengths in the Experiments

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