Abstract

A 332 W all-fiber amplifier chain with single frequency and single polarization (average extinction ratio >21dB) is presented based on master oscillator power amplification configuration. A highly Yb-doped concentration fiber of 2.8 m with a core diameter of 30 μm is utilized as the gain fiber in the final fiber amplifier. The slope efficiency of the main amplifier is measured to be 83.7% and the beam quality (M2 factor) is measured to be 1.4. By measuring the polarization extinction ratio (PER) of the amplifier in a different power, we conclude that the PER degrades little as the output power enhances. The output power of backward light reveals that stimulated Brillouin scattering effect is not induced in the configuration. To the best of our knowledge, this is the highest power of all-fiber single frequency and single polarization amplifier with near-diffraction-limited beam quality.

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M. Karow, C. Basu, D. Kracht, J. Neumann, and P. WeBels, “TEM00 mode content of a two stage single-frequency Yb-doped PCF MOPA with 246 W of output power,” Opt. Express 20, 5319–5324 (2012).
[CrossRef]

T. Theeg, H. Sayinc, J. Neumann, and D. Kracht, “All-fiber counter-propagation pumped single frequency amplifier stage with 300 W output power,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24, 1864–1867 (2012).
[CrossRef]

X. L. Wang, P. Zhou, H. Xiao, Y. X. Ma, X. J. Xu, and Z. J. Liu, “310 W single-frequency all-fiber laser in master oscillator power amplification configuration,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 591–595 (2012).
[CrossRef]

2011 (2)

2010 (1)

R. Uberna, A. Bratcher, and B. G. Tiemann, “Coherent polarization beam combination,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 46, 1191–1196 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2008 (1)

2007 (2)

Y. Jeong, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, L. M. B. Hickey, and P. W. Turner, “Power scaling of single-frequency ytterbium-doped fiber master-oscillator power-amplifier sources up to 500 W,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 546–551 (2007).
[CrossRef]

S. Gray, A. Liu, D. T. Walton, J. Wang, M.-J. Li, X. Chen, A. B. Ruffin, J. A. Demeritt, and L. A. Zenteno, “502 Watt, single transverse mode, narrow linewidth, bidirectionally pumped Yb-doped fiber amplifier,” Opt. Express 15, 17044–17050 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (1)

2005 (1)

Alegria, C.

Andrejco, M. J.

M. D. Mermelstein, K. Brar, M. J. Andrejco, A. D. Yablon, M. Fishteyn, C. Headley, and D. J. DiGiovanni, “All-fiber 194 W single-frequency single-mode Yb-doped master-oscillator power-amplifier,” in Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS), the 20th Annual Meeting of the IEEE (2007), pp. 382–383.

Barty, C. P. J.

Basu, C.

Beach, R. J.

Brar, K.

M. D. Mermelstein, K. Brar, M. J. Andrejco, A. D. Yablon, M. Fishteyn, C. Headley, and D. J. DiGiovanni, “All-fiber 194 W single-frequency single-mode Yb-doped master-oscillator power-amplifier,” in Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS), the 20th Annual Meeting of the IEEE (2007), pp. 382–383.

Bratcher, A.

R. Uberna, A. Bratcher, and B. G. Tiemann, “Coherent polarization beam combination,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 46, 1191–1196 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Chen, D. D.

Chen, X.

Codemard, C. A.

Cui, S.

Dajani, I.

Dawson, J. W.

Demeritt, J. A.

DiGiovanni, D. J.

M. D. Mermelstein, K. Brar, M. J. Andrejco, A. D. Yablon, M. Fishteyn, C. Headley, and D. J. DiGiovanni, “All-fiber 194 W single-frequency single-mode Yb-doped master-oscillator power-amplifier,” in Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS), the 20th Annual Meeting of the IEEE (2007), pp. 382–383.

Dupriez, P.

Feng, Y.

Feng, Z. M.

Fishteyn, M.

M. D. Mermelstein, K. Brar, M. J. Andrejco, A. D. Yablon, M. Fishteyn, C. Headley, and D. J. DiGiovanni, “All-fiber 194 W single-frequency single-mode Yb-doped master-oscillator power-amplifier,” in Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS), the 20th Annual Meeting of the IEEE (2007), pp. 382–383.

Galvanauskas, A.

Gray, S.

Headley, C.

M. D. Mermelstein, K. Brar, M. J. Andrejco, A. D. Yablon, M. Fishteyn, C. Headley, and D. J. DiGiovanni, “All-fiber 194 W single-frequency single-mode Yb-doped master-oscillator power-amplifier,” in Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS), the 20th Annual Meeting of the IEEE (2007), pp. 382–383.

Heebner, J. E.

Hickey, L. M. B.

Y. Jeong, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, L. M. B. Hickey, and P. W. Turner, “Power scaling of single-frequency ytterbium-doped fiber master-oscillator power-amplifier sources up to 500 W,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 546–551 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Horley, R.

Y. Jeong, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, L. M. B. Hickey, and P. W. Turner, “Power scaling of single-frequency ytterbium-doped fiber master-oscillator power-amplifier sources up to 500 W,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 546–551 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Jeong, Y.

Y. Jeong, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, L. M. B. Hickey, and P. W. Turner, “Power scaling of single-frequency ytterbium-doped fiber master-oscillator power-amplifier sources up to 500 W,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 546–551 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Y. Jeong, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. B. S. Soh, C. Alegria, P. Dupriez, C. A. Codemard, and D. N. Payne, “Single-frequency, single-mode, plane-polarized ytterbium-doped fiber master oscillator power amplifier source with 264 W of output power,” Opt. Lett. 30, 459–461 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Karow, M.

Kracht, D.

M. Karow, C. Basu, D. Kracht, J. Neumann, and P. WeBels, “TEM00 mode content of a two stage single-frequency Yb-doped PCF MOPA with 246 W of output power,” Opt. Express 20, 5319–5324 (2012).
[CrossRef]

T. Theeg, H. Sayinc, J. Neumann, and D. Kracht, “All-fiber counter-propagation pumped single frequency amplifier stage with 300 W output power,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24, 1864–1867 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Li, C.

Li, M.-J.

Liu, A.

Liu, C.

Liu, C. H.

Liu, Z. J.

X. L. Wang, P. Zhou, H. Xiao, Y. X. Ma, X. J. Xu, and Z. J. Liu, “310 W single-frequency all-fiber laser in master oscillator power amplification configuration,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 591–595 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Ma, Y. X.

X. L. Wang, P. Zhou, H. Xiao, Y. X. Ma, X. J. Xu, and Z. J. Liu, “310 W single-frequency all-fiber laser in master oscillator power amplification configuration,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 591–595 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Mermelstein, M. D.

M. D. Mermelstein, K. Brar, M. J. Andrejco, A. D. Yablon, M. Fishteyn, C. Headley, and D. J. DiGiovanni, “All-fiber 194 W single-frequency single-mode Yb-doped master-oscillator power-amplifier,” in Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS), the 20th Annual Meeting of the IEEE (2007), pp. 382–383.

Messerly, J. M.

Mo, S. P.

Neumann, J.

M. Karow, C. Basu, D. Kracht, J. Neumann, and P. WeBels, “TEM00 mode content of a two stage single-frequency Yb-doped PCF MOPA with 246 W of output power,” Opt. Express 20, 5319–5324 (2012).
[CrossRef]

T. Theeg, H. Sayinc, J. Neumann, and D. Kracht, “All-fiber counter-propagation pumped single frequency amplifier stage with 300 W output power,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24, 1864–1867 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Nilsson, J.

Y. Jeong, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, L. M. B. Hickey, and P. W. Turner, “Power scaling of single-frequency ytterbium-doped fiber master-oscillator power-amplifier sources up to 500 W,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 546–551 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Y. Jeong, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. B. S. Soh, C. Alegria, P. Dupriez, C. A. Codemard, and D. N. Payne, “Single-frequency, single-mode, plane-polarized ytterbium-doped fiber master oscillator power amplifier source with 264 W of output power,” Opt. Lett. 30, 459–461 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Pax, P. H.

Payne, D. N.

Y. Jeong, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, L. M. B. Hickey, and P. W. Turner, “Power scaling of single-frequency ytterbium-doped fiber master-oscillator power-amplifier sources up to 500 W,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 546–551 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Y. Jeong, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. B. S. Soh, C. Alegria, P. Dupriez, C. A. Codemard, and D. N. Payne, “Single-frequency, single-mode, plane-polarized ytterbium-doped fiber master oscillator power amplifier source with 264 W of output power,” Opt. Lett. 30, 459–461 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Peng, M. Y.

Qian, Q.

Qiu, J. R.

Ruffin, A. B.

Sahu, J. K.

Y. Jeong, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, L. M. B. Hickey, and P. W. Turner, “Power scaling of single-frequency ytterbium-doped fiber master-oscillator power-amplifier sources up to 500 W,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 546–551 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Y. Jeong, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. B. S. Soh, C. Alegria, P. Dupriez, C. A. Codemard, and D. N. Payne, “Single-frequency, single-mode, plane-polarized ytterbium-doped fiber master oscillator power amplifier source with 264 W of output power,” Opt. Lett. 30, 459–461 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Sayinc, H.

T. Theeg, H. Sayinc, J. Neumann, and D. Kracht, “All-fiber counter-propagation pumped single frequency amplifier stage with 300 W output power,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24, 1864–1867 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Shen, S. X.

Shverdin, M. Y.

Siders, C. W.

Soh, D. B. S.

Sridharan, A. K.

Stappaerts, E. A.

Theeg, T.

T. Theeg, H. Sayinc, J. Neumann, and D. Kracht, “All-fiber counter-propagation pumped single frequency amplifier stage with 300 W output power,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24, 1864–1867 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Tiemann, B. G.

R. Uberna, A. Bratcher, and B. G. Tiemann, “Coherent polarization beam combination,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 46, 1191–1196 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Turner, P. W.

Y. Jeong, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, L. M. B. Hickey, and P. W. Turner, “Power scaling of single-frequency ytterbium-doped fiber master-oscillator power-amplifier sources up to 500 W,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 546–551 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Uberna, R.

R. Uberna, A. Bratcher, and B. G. Tiemann, “Coherent polarization beam combination,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 46, 1191–1196 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Vergien, C.

Walton, D. T.

Wang, J.

Wang, X. L.

X. L. Wang, P. Zhou, H. Xiao, Y. X. Ma, X. J. Xu, and Z. J. Liu, “310 W single-frequency all-fiber laser in master oscillator power amplification configuration,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 591–595 (2012).
[CrossRef]

WeBels, P.

Wei, X. M.

Xiao, H.

X. L. Wang, P. Zhou, H. Xiao, Y. X. Ma, X. J. Xu, and Z. J. Liu, “310 W single-frequency all-fiber laser in master oscillator power amplification configuration,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 591–595 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Xu, S. H.

Xu, X. J.

X. L. Wang, P. Zhou, H. Xiao, Y. X. Ma, X. J. Xu, and Z. J. Liu, “310 W single-frequency all-fiber laser in master oscillator power amplification configuration,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 591–595 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Yablon, A. D.

M. D. Mermelstein, K. Brar, M. J. Andrejco, A. D. Yablon, M. Fishteyn, C. Headley, and D. J. DiGiovanni, “All-fiber 194 W single-frequency single-mode Yb-doped master-oscillator power-amplifier,” in Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS), the 20th Annual Meeting of the IEEE (2007), pp. 382–383.

Yang, C. S.

Yang, Z. M.

Zenteno, L. A.

Zeringue, C.

Zhang, L.

Zhang, Q. Y.

Zhang, W. N.

Zhou, J.

Zhou, P.

X. L. Wang, P. Zhou, H. Xiao, Y. X. Ma, X. J. Xu, and Z. J. Liu, “310 W single-frequency all-fiber laser in master oscillator power amplification configuration,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 591–595 (2012).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

R. Uberna, A. Bratcher, and B. G. Tiemann, “Coherent polarization beam combination,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 46, 1191–1196 (2010).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

Y. Jeong, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, L. M. B. Hickey, and P. W. Turner, “Power scaling of single-frequency ytterbium-doped fiber master-oscillator power-amplifier sources up to 500 W,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 546–551 (2007).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

T. Theeg, H. Sayinc, J. Neumann, and D. Kracht, “All-fiber counter-propagation pumped single frequency amplifier stage with 300 W output power,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24, 1864–1867 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys. Lett. (1)

X. L. Wang, P. Zhou, H. Xiao, Y. X. Ma, X. J. Xu, and Z. J. Liu, “310 W single-frequency all-fiber laser in master oscillator power amplification configuration,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 591–595 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (4)

Opt. Lett. (5)

Other (1)

M. D. Mermelstein, K. Brar, M. J. Andrejco, A. D. Yablon, M. Fishteyn, C. Headley, and D. J. DiGiovanni, “All-fiber 194 W single-frequency single-mode Yb-doped master-oscillator power-amplifier,” in Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS), the 20th Annual Meeting of the IEEE (2007), pp. 382–383.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup of high-power single-frequency and single-polarization fiber amplifier chain. P-A, pre-amplifier; ISO, isolator; LD, laser diode; PM-YDF, polarization maintained Yb-doped fiber; T, tapper; CO, collimator; DCM, dichroic mirror.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Output power and backward power scaling along with the pump power in the final amplifier. (b) Optical spectrum of laser beam at maximum power.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) M2 measured result and beam profile at 6.8 W. (b) M2 measured result and beam profile at 332 W.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Evolvement of PER along with different output power.

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