Abstract

A high-efficiency fiber laser at 1018 nm using homemade Yb-doped phosphosilicate fiber is demonstrated. The fiber shows blueshifted emission spectrum compared to Yb-doped aluminosilicate fiber, and is considered favorable for the short wavelength Yb-doped fiber laser. With a 7 m gain fiber, up to 22.8 W output at 1018 nm is achieved with an optical efficiency of 53%. The amplified spontaneous emission at 1030 nm is suppressed to 50 dB below the 1018 nm laser. This work shows that highly-efficient fiber laser at 1018 nm can be obtained with Yb-doped phosphosilicate fiber.

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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 1–1.2 μm region,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 1, 2–13 (1995).
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A. A. Rybaltovsky, S. S. Aleshkina, M. E. Likhachev, M. M. Bubnov, A. A. Umnikov, M. V. Yashkov, A. N. Guryanov, and E. M. Dianov, “Luminescence and photoinduced absorption in ytterbium-doped optical fibres,” Quantum Electron 41, 1073–1079 (2011).
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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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A. A. Rybaltovsky, S. S. Aleshkina, M. E. Likhachev, M. M. Bubnov, A. A. Umnikov, M. V. Yashkov, A. N. Guryanov, and E. M. Dianov, “Luminescence and photoinduced absorption in ytterbium-doped optical fibres,” Quantum Electron 41, 1073–1079 (2011).
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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 1–1.2 μm region,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 1, 2–13 (1995).
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A. Popp, A. Voss, T. Graf, S. Unger, J. Kirchhof, and H. Bartelt, “Thin-disk-laser-pumped ytterbium-doped fiber laser with an output power in the kW range,” Proc. SPIE 7721, 772102 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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M. A. Melkumov, I. A. Bufetov, K. S. Kravtsov, A. V. Shubin, and E. M. Dianov, “Lasing parameters of ytterbium-doped fibers doped with P2O5 and Al2O3,” Quantum Electron. 34, 843–848(2004).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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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 1–1.2 μm region,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 1, 2–13 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Melkumov, M. A.

M. A. Melkumov, I. A. Bufetov, K. S. Kravtsov, A. V. Shubin, and E. M. Dianov, “Lasing parameters of ytterbium-doped fibers doped with P2O5 and Al2O3,” Quantum Electron. 34, 843–848(2004).
[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 1–1.2 μm region,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 1, 2–13 (1995).
[CrossRef]

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A. Popp, A. Voss, T. Graf, S. Unger, J. Kirchhof, and H. Bartelt, “Thin-disk-laser-pumped ytterbium-doped fiber laser with an output power in the kW range,” Proc. SPIE 7721, 772102 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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A. A. Rybaltovsky, S. S. Aleshkina, M. E. Likhachev, M. M. Bubnov, A. A. Umnikov, M. V. Yashkov, A. N. Guryanov, and E. M. Dianov, “Luminescence and photoinduced absorption in ytterbium-doped optical fibres,” Quantum Electron 41, 1073–1079 (2011).
[CrossRef]

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M. A. Melkumov, I. A. Bufetov, K. S. Kravtsov, A. V. Shubin, and E. M. Dianov, “Lasing parameters of ytterbium-doped fibers doped with P2O5 and Al2O3,” Quantum Electron. 34, 843–848(2004).
[CrossRef]

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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 1–1.2 μm region,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 1, 2–13 (1995).
[CrossRef]

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Umnikov, A. A.

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[CrossRef]

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A. Popp, A. Voss, T. Graf, S. Unger, J. Kirchhof, and H. Bartelt, “Thin-disk-laser-pumped ytterbium-doped fiber laser with an output power in the kW range,” Proc. SPIE 7721, 772102 (2010).
[CrossRef]

S. Jetschke, S. Unger, A. Schwuchow, M. Leich, and J. Kirchhof, “Efficient Yb laser fibers with low photodarkening by optimization of the core composition,” Opt. Express 16, 15540–15545 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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A. Popp, A. Voss, T. Graf, S. Unger, J. Kirchhof, and H. Bartelt, “Thin-disk-laser-pumped ytterbium-doped fiber laser with an output power in the kW range,” Proc. SPIE 7721, 772102 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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H. Xiao, P. Zhou, X. Wang, S. Guo, and X. Xu, “Experimental investigation on 1018 nm high-power ytterbium-doped fiber amplifier,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24, 1088–1090(2012).
[CrossRef]

Wei, Y.

Wirth, C.

Xiao, H.

H. Xiao, P. Zhou, X. Wang, S. Guo, and X. Xu, “Experimental investigation on 1018 nm high-power ytterbium-doped fiber amplifier,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24, 1088–1090(2012).
[CrossRef]

Xu, X.

H. Xiao, P. Zhou, X. Wang, S. Guo, and X. Xu, “Experimental investigation on 1018 nm high-power ytterbium-doped fiber amplifier,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24, 1088–1090(2012).
[CrossRef]

Yashkov, M. V.

A. A. Rybaltovsky, S. S. Aleshkina, M. E. Likhachev, M. M. Bubnov, A. A. Umnikov, M. V. Yashkov, A. N. Guryanov, and E. M. Dianov, “Luminescence and photoinduced absorption in ytterbium-doped optical fibres,” Quantum Electron 41, 1073–1079 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Zhou, J.

Zhou, P.

H. Xiao, P. Zhou, X. Wang, S. Guo, and X. Xu, “Experimental investigation on 1018 nm high-power ytterbium-doped fiber amplifier,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24, 1088–1090(2012).
[CrossRef]

Chin. Opt. Lett.

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 1–1.2 μm region,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 1, 2–13 (1995).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

H. Xiao, P. Zhou, X. Wang, S. Guo, and X. Xu, “Experimental investigation on 1018 nm high-power ytterbium-doped fiber amplifier,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24, 1088–1090(2012).
[CrossRef]

Laser Focus World

J. Hecht, “Photonic frontiers: fiber lasers ramp up the power,” Laser Focus World 45, 53–58 (2009).

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Proc. SPIE

A. Popp, A. Voss, T. Graf, S. Unger, J. Kirchhof, and H. Bartelt, “Thin-disk-laser-pumped ytterbium-doped fiber laser with an output power in the kW range,” Proc. SPIE 7721, 772102 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Quantum Electron

A. A. Rybaltovsky, S. S. Aleshkina, M. E. Likhachev, M. M. Bubnov, A. A. Umnikov, M. V. Yashkov, A. N. Guryanov, and E. M. Dianov, “Luminescence and photoinduced absorption in ytterbium-doped optical fibres,” Quantum Electron 41, 1073–1079 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Quantum Electron.

M. A. Melkumov, I. A. Bufetov, K. S. Kravtsov, A. V. Shubin, and E. M. Dianov, “Lasing parameters of ytterbium-doped fibers doped with P2O5 and Al2O3,” Quantum Electron. 34, 843–848(2004).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental configuration.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Absorption (dashed) and emission (solid) cross sections of the Yb-doped PS fiber.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Measured laser output at 1018 nm versus pump power.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Spectrum of HR FBG.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Output spectra at the maximum pump power. (a) Broad spectral range measured from OC FBG end. (b), (c) Detailed spectra at 1018 nm from HR FBG and OC FBG end, respectively.

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