Abstract

A single-mode Yb-doped fiber laser producing 2 W CW at 978 nm is demonstrated with a high slope efficiency of 72%. Thanks to its narrow bandwidth, lower than 0.02 nm, and its tunability of 6 nm, it has been efficiently frequency doubled in a periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 waveguide, leading to a power of 83 mW at 489 nm and an internal conversion efficiency of 26 %.

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2004 (1)

D. B. S. Sohet al., “A 980-nm Yb-doped fiber MOPA source and its frequency doubling,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 16, 1032–1034 (2004)
[CrossRef]

2003 (2)

M. Iwaiet al., “High-power blue generation from a periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 ridge-type waveguide by frequency-doubling of a diode end-pumped Nd:Y3Al5O12 laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 3659–3661 (2003)
[CrossRef]

S. Yiouet al., “Efficient laser operation of an Yb:S-FAP crystal at 985 nm,” Appl. Opt. 42, 4883–4886 (2003)
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2000 (1)

1999 (2)

1994 (1)

C. Barnardet al., “Analytical model for rare-earth-doped fiber amplifiers and lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1817–1830 (1994)
[CrossRef]

1990 (1)

D. C. Hannaet al., “An Ytterbium-doped monomode fibre laser: broadly tunable operation from 1.010 μm to 1.162 μm and three level operation at 974 nm,” J. Mod. Opt. 37, 517–525 (1990)
[CrossRef]

Barnard, C.

C. Barnardet al., “Analytical model for rare-earth-doped fiber amplifiers and lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1817–1830 (1994)
[CrossRef]

Birkin, D. J. L.

D. J. L. Birkinet al., “3.25 mW blue light by direct frequency-doubling of a 980-nm diode laser using an aperiodically-poled LiNbO3 crystal,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, Washington DC, 2000), pp. 425–426

Bouchier, A.

A. Bouchieret al., “Intense laser emission at 981 nm in an ytterbium-doped KY(WO4)2 crystal,” in Advanced Solid State Photonics (20th Topical Meeting) on CD-ROM (Optical Society of America, Washington, DC, 2005), paper TuB5

Hanna, D. C.

D. C. Hannaet al., “An Ytterbium-doped monomode fibre laser: broadly tunable operation from 1.010 μm to 1.162 μm and three level operation at 974 nm,” J. Mod. Opt. 37, 517–525 (1990)
[CrossRef]

Iwai, M.

M. Iwaiet al., “High-power blue generation from a periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 ridge-type waveguide by frequency-doubling of a diode end-pumped Nd:Y3Al5O12 laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 3659–3661 (2003)
[CrossRef]

Kim, J.

J. Kimet al., “Nd:Al-doped depressed clad hollow fiber laser at 930 nm,” in Advanced Solid State Photonics (20th Topical Meeting) on CD-ROM (Optical Society of America, Washington, DC, 2005), paper MC5

Peuser, P.

Raymond, T. D.

Roussev, R. V.

R. V. Roussevet al., “Highly efficient SHG using non-critical quasi-phase-matching for the TEM01-mode in annealed proton-exchange waveguides in 5% MgO-doped LiNb03,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2003 on CD-ROM (Optical Society of America, Washington, DC, 2003), paper CTuT5

Soh, D. B. S.

D. B. S. Sohet al., “A 980-nm Yb-doped fiber MOPA source and its frequency doubling,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 16, 1032–1034 (2004)
[CrossRef]

D. B. S. Sohet al., “A 4.3W Ytterbium-doped jacketed air-clad-fiber amplifier,” in Advanced Solid State Photonics (19th Topical Meeting) on CD-ROM (Optical Society of America, Washington, DC, 2004), paper MA3

Sugita, T.

Yiou, S.

Ylä-Jarkko, K.

K. Ylä-Jarkkoet al., “A 3.5 W 977 nm cladding-pumped jacketed-air-clad ytterbium-doped fiber laser,” in Proc. Advanced Solid State Photonics, San Antonio, TX, Feb. 3–5, 2003, Postdeadline Paper PDP 2

Zeller, P.

Zenteno, L.

L. Zentenoet al., “0.65 W single-mode Yb-fiber laser at 980 nm pumped by 1.1W Nd:YAG,” OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Vol. 34, Advanced Solid State Lasers,H. Injeyan, U. Keller, and C. Marshall, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, DC, 2000), pp. 440–443

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

M. Iwaiet al., “High-power blue generation from a periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 ridge-type waveguide by frequency-doubling of a diode end-pumped Nd:Y3Al5O12 laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 3659–3661 (2003)
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

C. Barnardet al., “Analytical model for rare-earth-doped fiber amplifiers and lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1817–1830 (1994)
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. (1)

D. B. S. Sohet al., “A 980-nm Yb-doped fiber MOPA source and its frequency doubling,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 16, 1032–1034 (2004)
[CrossRef]

J. Mod. Opt. (1)

D. C. Hannaet al., “An Ytterbium-doped monomode fibre laser: broadly tunable operation from 1.010 μm to 1.162 μm and three level operation at 974 nm,” J. Mod. Opt. 37, 517–525 (1990)
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (7)

R. V. Roussevet al., “Highly efficient SHG using non-critical quasi-phase-matching for the TEM01-mode in annealed proton-exchange waveguides in 5% MgO-doped LiNb03,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2003 on CD-ROM (Optical Society of America, Washington, DC, 2003), paper CTuT5

J. Kimet al., “Nd:Al-doped depressed clad hollow fiber laser at 930 nm,” in Advanced Solid State Photonics (20th Topical Meeting) on CD-ROM (Optical Society of America, Washington, DC, 2005), paper MC5

D. J. L. Birkinet al., “3.25 mW blue light by direct frequency-doubling of a 980-nm diode laser using an aperiodically-poled LiNbO3 crystal,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, Washington DC, 2000), pp. 425–426

A. Bouchieret al., “Intense laser emission at 981 nm in an ytterbium-doped KY(WO4)2 crystal,” in Advanced Solid State Photonics (20th Topical Meeting) on CD-ROM (Optical Society of America, Washington, DC, 2005), paper TuB5

L. Zentenoet al., “0.65 W single-mode Yb-fiber laser at 980 nm pumped by 1.1W Nd:YAG,” OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Vol. 34, Advanced Solid State Lasers,H. Injeyan, U. Keller, and C. Marshall, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, DC, 2000), pp. 440–443

K. Ylä-Jarkkoet al., “A 3.5 W 977 nm cladding-pumped jacketed-air-clad ytterbium-doped fiber laser,” in Proc. Advanced Solid State Photonics, San Antonio, TX, Feb. 3–5, 2003, Postdeadline Paper PDP 2

D. B. S. Sohet al., “A 4.3W Ytterbium-doped jacketed air-clad-fiber amplifier,” in Advanced Solid State Photonics (19th Topical Meeting) on CD-ROM (Optical Society of America, Washington, DC, 2004), paper MA3

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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental set-up for the infrared laser source and its frequency doubling stage

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Output power at 914 nm versus the incident laser diode power at 808 nm.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Output laser power versus the input pump power, with their linear fit and experimental slope efficiency for three different fiber lengths.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Tunability of the laser source for a fiber length of 40 cm and a pump power of 3 W.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Output power at 489 nm vs the incident fundamental power at 979 nm and the theoretical parabolic fit.

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P th = h c λ p P s sat α s L ln ( T R ) 1 ( G max T R ) δ
η = η q T 2 ( 1 R 2 ) T eff [ 1 ( G max T R ) δ ] P laser = η ( P pump P th )
P laser = η ( P pump P th )
L opt = 1 α p δ α s ln [ λ p h c P pump P s sat α p δ α s α s ( T R ) δ ]

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