Abstract

An L band superfluorescent fiber source (SFS) with output power of 0.94W is presented, under 4.4W 976nm pump power. The optical conversion efficiency is about 21%. The spectrum covers the broad wavelength range from 1560nm to 1615nm. The high power L band SFS is constructed by a low power L band amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) seed source and a high power erbium-ytterbium co-doped fiber (EYDF) amplifier in double pass forward pumping configuration.

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Electron. Lett. (5)

S. Gray, J. D. Minelly, A. B. Grudinin, and J. E. Caplen, �??1 Watt Er/Yb singlemode superfluorescnet optical fibre source,�?? Electron. Lett. 33, 1382-1383 (1997).
[CrossRef]

W. C. Huang, P. K. A. Wai, H. Y. Tam, X. Y. Dong, Hai Ming, and J. P. Xie, �??One-stage erbium ASE source with 80 nm bandwidth and low ripples,�?? Electron. Lett. 38, 956-957 (2002).
[CrossRef]

R. P. Espindola, G. Ales, J. Park, and T. A. Strasser, �??80 nm spectrally flattened, high power erbium amplified spontaneous emission fibre source,�?? Electron. Lett. 36, 1263-1265 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. D. Minelly, P. R. Morkel, K. P. Jedrzejewski, E. R. Taylor, J. Wang, and D. N. Payne, �??Nd3+-doped singlemode fibre superfluorescent fource with 320mW output power,�?? Electron. Lett. 29, 1613-1614 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Y. Jeong, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, and J. Nilsson, �??Ytterbium-doped large-core fibre laser with 1 kW of continuous-wave output power,�?? Electron. Lett. 40, 470-472 (2004)
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

I. N. Duling, R. P. Moeller, William K. Burns, C. A. Villarruel, L. Goldberg, Elias Snitzer, and H. Po, �??Output characteristics of diode pumped fiber ASE sources,�?? IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 995-1003 (1991).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (4)

L. A. Wang and C. D. Chen, �??Characteristics Comparison of Er-Doped Double-Pass Superfluorescent Fiber Sources Pumped Near 980 nm,�?? IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 446-448 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Jung-Hee Han, Sun-Jong Kim, and Jea-Seung Lee, �??Transmission of 4�?2.5-Gbs spectrum-sliced incoherent light channels over 240 km of dispersion-shifted fiber with 200-GHz channel spacing,�?? IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11, 901-903(1999).
[CrossRef]

E. M. Dianov, I. A. Bufetov, A. A. Frolov, Y. K. Chamorovsky, G. A. Ivanov, and I. L. Vorobjev, �??Fiber Fuse Effect in Microstructured Fibers�?? IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 180-181 (2004)
[CrossRef]

S. C. Tsai, T. C. Tsar, P. C. Law, and Y. K. Chen, �??High Pumping-Efficiency L-Band Erbium-Doped Fiber ASE Source Using Double-Pass Bidirectional-Pumping Configuration,�?? IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 197-199 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (3)

J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. (1)

Sheng-Ping Chen, Ke-Cheng Lu, Yi-Gang Li, Ming Feng, and Jia-Fang Li, �??Characteristics comparison of backward and forward pumped spectrum pre-sliced multi-wavelength fibre sources,�?? J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 6, 971-976 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

H. Chen and G.W. Schinn, �??Hybrid broadband superfluorescent fiber source consisting of both thulium-doped fiber and erbium-doped fiber,�?? Opt. Commun. 229, 141-146 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (2)

Opt. Quantum Electron. (1)

S. C. Tsai, T. C. Tsar, P. C. Law, and Y. K. Chen, �??High-power flat L-band erbium-doped fiber ASE source using dual forward-pumping scheme,�?? Opt. Quantum Electron. 35, 161-167 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

Sheng-Ping Chen et al, Institute of Physics, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, P. R. China, are preparing a manuscript to be called �??A dual stage superfluorescent fiber source with 1.16W output power centered at 1561nm.�??

Sheng-Ping Chen et al, Institute of Physics, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, P. R. China, are preparing a manuscript to be called �??All fibre ring cavity watt-level erbium-ytterbium co-doped fibre laser.�??

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Figures (5)

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Schematic diagram of the high power L band SFS

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Spectra of the seed source under various output powers

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Output power versus pump power of the high power L band SFS

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Spectra of the high power L band SFS with various PLDA under Pseed=2.8mW

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Spectra of the high power L band SFS with various Pseed under PLDA=4.3W

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