Abstract

A high-power and widely tunable all-fiber Raman laser is demonstrated. The Raman fiber laser has been tuned over a range of 60 nm from 1075 to 1135 nm and delivers up to 5.0 W of Stokes output power for 6.5 W of launched pump power. Efficiencies ranging from 76.1 to 93.1% and laser thresholds from 0.78 to 2.59 W have been measured. The spectrum of the depolarized Raman gain coefficient of the germanosilicate fiber has also been inferred from our experimental measurements.

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2008 (1)

E. Bélanger, S. Gagnon, M. Bernier, J. P. Bérubé, D. Côté, R. Vallée, "Purely axial compression of fiber Bragg gratings embedded in a highly deformable polymer," Appl. Opt. 47, 652-655 (2008).

2007 (2)

E. Bélanger, B. Déry, M. Bernier, J. P. Bérubé, R. Vallée, "Long-term stable device for tuning fiber Bragg gratings," Appl. Opt. 46, 3089-3095 (2007).

S. A. Babin, D. V. Churkin, S. I. Kablukov, M. A. Rybakov, A. A. Vlasov, "All-fiber widely tunable Raman fiber laser with controlled output spectrum," Opt. Express 15, 8438-8443 (2007).

2006 (1)

R. Vallée, E. Bélanger, B. Déry, M. Bernier, D. Faucher, "Highly efficient and high power Raman fiber laser based on broadband chirped fiber Bragg gratings," J. Lightw. Technol. 24, 5039-5043 (2006).

2003 (1)

C. S. Goh, M. R. Mokhtar, S. A. Butler, S. Y. Set, K. Kikuchi, M. Ibsen, "Wavelength tuning of fiber Bragg gratings over 90 nm using a simple tuning package," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 557-559 (2003).

2002 (1)

J. Bromage, K. Rottwitt, M. E. Lines, "A method to predict the Raman gain spectra of germanosilicate with arbitrary index profiles," IEEE Photon. Tech. Lett. 14, 24-26 (2002).

2001 (2)

P. C. Reeves-Hall, J. R. Taylor, "Wavelength tunable CW Raman fibre ring laser operating at 1486–1551 nm," Electron. Lett. 37, 491-492 (2001).

M. D. Mermelstein, C. Headley, J.-C. Bouteiller, P. Steinvurzel, C. Horn, K. Feder, B. J. Eggleton, "Configurable three-wavelength Raman fiber laser for Raman amplification and dynamic gain flattening," IEEE Photon. Tech. Lett. 13, 1286-1288 (2001).

2000 (1)

S. A. E. Lewis, V. Chernikov, J. R. Taylor, "Fibre-optic tunable CW Raman laser operating around 1.3 $\mu {\hbox {m}}$," Opt. Commun. 182, 403-405 (2000).

1979 (2)

J. AuYeung, A. Yariv, "Theory of CW Raman oscillation in optical fibers," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 69, 803-807 (1979).

R. H. Stolen, "Polarization effects in fiber Raman and Brillouin lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Elect. QE-15, 1157-1160 (1979).

1977 (1)

R. K. Jain, C. Lin, R. H. Stolen, W. Pleibel, P. Kaiser, "A high-efficiency tunable CW Raman oscillator," Appl. Phys. Lett. 30, 162-164 (1977).

Appl. Opt. (1)

E. Bélanger, S. Gagnon, M. Bernier, J. P. Bérubé, D. Côté, R. Vallée, "Purely axial compression of fiber Bragg gratings embedded in a highly deformable polymer," Appl. Opt. 47, 652-655 (2008).

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

R. K. Jain, C. Lin, R. H. Stolen, W. Pleibel, P. Kaiser, "A high-efficiency tunable CW Raman oscillator," Appl. Phys. Lett. 30, 162-164 (1977).

Appl. Opt. (1)

E. Bélanger, B. Déry, M. Bernier, J. P. Bérubé, R. Vallée, "Long-term stable device for tuning fiber Bragg gratings," Appl. Opt. 46, 3089-3095 (2007).

Electron. Lett. (1)

P. C. Reeves-Hall, J. R. Taylor, "Wavelength tunable CW Raman fibre ring laser operating at 1486–1551 nm," Electron. Lett. 37, 491-492 (2001).

IEEE Photon. Tech. Lett. (2)

M. D. Mermelstein, C. Headley, J.-C. Bouteiller, P. Steinvurzel, C. Horn, K. Feder, B. J. Eggleton, "Configurable three-wavelength Raman fiber laser for Raman amplification and dynamic gain flattening," IEEE Photon. Tech. Lett. 13, 1286-1288 (2001).

J. Bromage, K. Rottwitt, M. E. Lines, "A method to predict the Raman gain spectra of germanosilicate with arbitrary index profiles," IEEE Photon. Tech. Lett. 14, 24-26 (2002).

IEEE J. Quantum Elect. (1)

R. H. Stolen, "Polarization effects in fiber Raman and Brillouin lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Elect. QE-15, 1157-1160 (1979).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

C. S. Goh, M. R. Mokhtar, S. A. Butler, S. Y. Set, K. Kikuchi, M. Ibsen, "Wavelength tuning of fiber Bragg gratings over 90 nm using a simple tuning package," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 557-559 (2003).

J. Lightw. Technol. (1)

R. Vallée, E. Bélanger, B. Déry, M. Bernier, D. Faucher, "Highly efficient and high power Raman fiber laser based on broadband chirped fiber Bragg gratings," J. Lightw. Technol. 24, 5039-5043 (2006).

J. Opt. Soc. Amer. (1)

J. AuYeung, A. Yariv, "Theory of CW Raman oscillation in optical fibers," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 69, 803-807 (1979).

Opt. Commun. (1)

S. A. E. Lewis, V. Chernikov, J. R. Taylor, "Fibre-optic tunable CW Raman laser operating around 1.3 $\mu {\hbox {m}}$," Opt. Commun. 182, 403-405 (2000).

Opt. Express (1)

Other (3)

E. Bélanger, M. Bernier, D. Côté, R. Vallée, "All-fiber Raman laser tuned over 60 nm," Proc. SPIE Photonics North (2007) pp. 67960V-5.

E. Bélanger, D. Faucher, M. Bernier, R. Vallée, "High power and highly efficient tunable Raman fiber laser," Proc. FIO 2006 (2006).

S. Cierullies, E. Lim, E. Brinkmeyer, "All-fiber widely tunable Raman laser in a combined linear and Sagnac loop configuration," Proc. OFC (2005).

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