Abstract

An all-single-mode-fiber L-band super-fluorescent fiber source (SFS) with 1 W output power, 34.3 nm bandwidth (FWHM) and 54% optical conversion efficiency is constructed by seeding a high power erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA) with a low power L-band ASE seed source to avoid parasitic lasing. The source is resonantly pumped by a high power C-band SFS peaked at 1545 nm.

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2007 (1)

P. Wang, J. K. Sahu, and W. A. Clarkson, "Power Scaling of Ytterbium-doped Fiber Superfluorescent Sources," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 580-587 (2007).
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2005 (3)

2004 (2)

2003 (2)

S. C. Tsai, T. C. Tsai, 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]

A. Bellemare, "Continuous-wave silica-based erbium-doped fibre lasers," Prog. Quantum Elect. 27, 211-266 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

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]

1997 (1)

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

1993 (1)

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

Electron. Lett. (3)

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 single mode fibre superfluorescent source with 320 mW output power," Electron. Lett. 29, 1613-1614 (1993).
[CrossRef]

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

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (2)

S. D. Setzler, M. P. Francis, Y. E. Young, J. R. Konves, and E. P. Chicklis, "Resonantly pumped eyesafe erbium lasers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11, 645-657 (2005).
[CrossRef]

P. Wang, J. K. Sahu, and W. A. Clarkson, "Power Scaling of Ytterbium-doped Fiber Superfluorescent Sources," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 580-587 (2007).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

S. C. Tsai, T. C. Tsai, 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]

Opt. Express (4)

Prog. Quantum Elect. (1)

A. Bellemare, "Continuous-wave silica-based erbium-doped fibre lasers," Prog. Quantum Elect. 27, 211-266 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

S.-P. Chen, Y.-G. Li, J.-P. Zhu, H. Wang, and K.-C. Lu, "Dual-stage superfluorescent fiber source with 1.16-W output power centered at 1561 nm," Opt. Eng. 45, 055003-1-055003-4 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic diagram of the high power flat L-band SFS. The configuration of the C-band pump source is illustrated in the dashed frame. ASE: amplified spontaneous emission; EDF: erbium-doped fiber; EDFA: erbium-doped fiber amplifier; EYDF: erbium-ytterbium co-doped fiber; LD: laser diode; LDA: laser diode array; WDM: wavelength division multiplexer; OTF: optical tunable filter; R: reflector; SFS: superfluorescent fiber source.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Spectra of the C-band SFS pump source. (a) Spectra at different points as indicated in Fig. 1; (b) Spectra at various emission wavelengths tuned by the OTF.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Output power versus 980 nm LDA pump power of the C-band SFS pump source.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Spectrum of the high power flat L-band SFS variation with (a) seed source power and (b) 1545 nm pump power. Inset in (a) is the spectrum of the seed source.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Output power versus 1545 nm pump power under various seed source powers of the high power flat L-band SFS. Inset shows the output power variation with seed power.

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