Abstract

An ytterbium-doped photonic bandgap fiber amplifier operating at the long wavelength edge of the ytterbium gain band is investigated for high power amplification. The spectral filtering effect of the photonic bandgap efficiently suppresses amplified spontaneous emission at the conventional ytterbium gain wavelengths and thus enables high power amplification at 1178 nm. A record output power of 167 W, a slope efficiency of 61% and 15 dB saturated gain at 1178 nm have been demonstrated using the ytterbium-doped photonic bandgap fiber.

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2010 (1)

M. P. Kalita, S. U. Alam, C. Codemard, S. Yoo, A. J. Boyland, M. Ibsen, and J. K. Sahu, “Multi-watts narrow-linewidth all fiber Yb-doped laser operating at 1179 nm,” Opt. Express 18(6), 5920–5925 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2009 (3)

A. Shirakawa, H. Maruyama, K. Ueda, C. B. Olausson, J. K. Lyngsø, and J. Broeng, “High-power Yb-doped photonic bandgap fiber amplifier at 1150-1200 nm,” Opt. Express 17(2), 447–454 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. B. Olausson, C. I. Falk, J. K. Lyngso, K. P. Hansen, A. Bjarklev, and J. Broeng, “Amplification and ASE suppression in a polarization-maintaining ytterbium-doped solid-core photonic bandgap fibre,” Proc. SPIE 7195, 71950M (2009).
[CrossRef]

T. Murao, K. Saitoh, and M. Koshiba, “Detailed theoretical investigation of bending properties in solid-core photonic bandgap fibers,” Opt. Express 17(9), 7615–7629 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2008 (3)

S. Février, D. D. Gaponov, P. Roy, M. E. Likhachev, S. L. Semjonov, M. M. Bubnov, E. M. Dianov, M. Y. Yashkov, V. F. Khopin, M. Y. Salganskii, and A. N. Guryanov, “High-power photonic-bandgap fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 33(9), 989–991 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Pureur, L. Bigot, G. Bouwmans, Y. Quiquempois, M. Douay, and Y. Jaouen, “Ytterbium-doped solid core photonic bandgap fiber for laser operation around 980 nm,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(6), 061113 (2008).
[CrossRef]

C. B. Olausson, C. I. Falk, J. K. Lyngsø, B. B. Jensen, K. T. Therkildsen, J. W. Thomsen, K. P. Hansen, A. Bjarklev, and J. Broeng, “Amplification and ASE suppression in a polarization-maintaining ytterbium-doped all-solid photonic bandgap fibre,” Opt. Express 16(18), 13657–13662 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2007 (2)

N. Saito, K. Akagawa, M. Ito, A. Takazawa, Y. Hayano, Y. Saito, M. Ito, H. Takami, M. Iye, and S. Wada, “Sodium D2 resonance radiation in single-pass sum-frequency generation with actively mode-locked Nd:YAG lasers,” Opt. Lett. 32(14), 1965–1967 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Kurkov, “Oscillation spectral range of Yb-doped fiber lasers,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4(2), 93–102 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (6)

A. Wang, A. K. George, and J. C. Knight, “Three-level neodymium fiber laser incorporating photonic bandgap fiber,” Opt. Lett. 31(10), 1388–1390 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. A. Birks, F. Luan, G. J. Pearce, A. Wang, J. C. Knight, and D. M. Bird, “Bend loss in all-solid bandgap fibres,” Opt. Express 14(12), 5688–5698 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Ota, A. Shirakawa, and K. Ueda, “High-power Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser directly operating at 1178nm,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 45(4), L117–L119 (2006).
[CrossRef]

S. Sinha, C. Langrock, M. J. Digonnet, M. M. Fejer, and R. L. Byer, “Efficient yellow-light generation by frequency doubling a narrow-linewidth 1150 nm ytterbium fiber oscillator,” Opt. Lett. 31(3), 347–349 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Kurkov, V. M. Paramonov, and O. I. Medvedkov, “Ytterbium fiber laser emitting at 1160 nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 3(10), 503–506 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. Isomäki and O. G. Okhotnikov, “Femtosecond soliton mode-locked laser based on ytterbium-doped photonic bandgap fiber,” Opt. Express 14(20), 9238–9243 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2005 (1)

A. Argyros, T. A. Birks, S. G. Leon-Saval, C. M. B. Cordeiro, and P. St. J. Russell, “Guidance properties of low-contrast photonic bandgap fibres,” Opt. Express 13(7), 2503 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Akagawa, K.

N. Saito, K. Akagawa, M. Ito, A. Takazawa, Y. Hayano, Y. Saito, M. Ito, H. Takami, M. Iye, and S. Wada, “Sodium D2 resonance radiation in single-pass sum-frequency generation with actively mode-locked Nd:YAG lasers,” Opt. Lett. 32(14), 1965–1967 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Alam, S. U.

M. P. Kalita, S. U. Alam, C. Codemard, S. Yoo, A. J. Boyland, M. Ibsen, and J. K. Sahu, “Multi-watts narrow-linewidth all fiber Yb-doped laser operating at 1179 nm,” Opt. Express 18(6), 5920–5925 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Argyros, A.

A. Argyros, T. A. Birks, S. G. Leon-Saval, C. M. B. Cordeiro, and P. St. J. Russell, “Guidance properties of low-contrast photonic bandgap fibres,” Opt. Express 13(7), 2503 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bigot, L.

V. Pureur, L. Bigot, G. Bouwmans, Y. Quiquempois, M. Douay, and Y. Jaouen, “Ytterbium-doped solid core photonic bandgap fiber for laser operation around 980 nm,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(6), 061113 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Bird, D. M.

T. A. Birks, F. Luan, G. J. Pearce, A. Wang, J. C. Knight, and D. M. Bird, “Bend loss in all-solid bandgap fibres,” Opt. Express 14(12), 5688–5698 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Birks, T. A.

T. A. Birks, F. Luan, G. J. Pearce, A. Wang, J. C. Knight, and D. M. Bird, “Bend loss in all-solid bandgap fibres,” Opt. Express 14(12), 5688–5698 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Argyros, T. A. Birks, S. G. Leon-Saval, C. M. B. Cordeiro, and P. St. J. Russell, “Guidance properties of low-contrast photonic bandgap fibres,” Opt. Express 13(7), 2503 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bjarklev, A.

C. B. Olausson, C. I. Falk, J. K. Lyngso, K. P. Hansen, A. Bjarklev, and J. Broeng, “Amplification and ASE suppression in a polarization-maintaining ytterbium-doped solid-core photonic bandgap fibre,” Proc. SPIE 7195, 71950M (2009).
[CrossRef]

C. B. Olausson, C. I. Falk, J. K. Lyngsø, B. B. Jensen, K. T. Therkildsen, J. W. Thomsen, K. P. Hansen, A. Bjarklev, and J. Broeng, “Amplification and ASE suppression in a polarization-maintaining ytterbium-doped all-solid photonic bandgap fibre,” Opt. Express 16(18), 13657–13662 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bouwmans, G.

V. Pureur, L. Bigot, G. Bouwmans, Y. Quiquempois, M. Douay, and Y. Jaouen, “Ytterbium-doped solid core photonic bandgap fiber for laser operation around 980 nm,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(6), 061113 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Boyland, A. J.

M. P. Kalita, S. U. Alam, C. Codemard, S. Yoo, A. J. Boyland, M. Ibsen, and J. K. Sahu, “Multi-watts narrow-linewidth all fiber Yb-doped laser operating at 1179 nm,” Opt. Express 18(6), 5920–5925 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Broeng, J.

A. Shirakawa, H. Maruyama, K. Ueda, C. B. Olausson, J. K. Lyngsø, and J. Broeng, “High-power Yb-doped photonic bandgap fiber amplifier at 1150-1200 nm,” Opt. Express 17(2), 447–454 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. B. Olausson, C. I. Falk, J. K. Lyngso, K. P. Hansen, A. Bjarklev, and J. Broeng, “Amplification and ASE suppression in a polarization-maintaining ytterbium-doped solid-core photonic bandgap fibre,” Proc. SPIE 7195, 71950M (2009).
[CrossRef]

C. B. Olausson, C. I. Falk, J. K. Lyngsø, B. B. Jensen, K. T. Therkildsen, J. W. Thomsen, K. P. Hansen, A. Bjarklev, and J. Broeng, “Amplification and ASE suppression in a polarization-maintaining ytterbium-doped all-solid photonic bandgap fibre,” Opt. Express 16(18), 13657–13662 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bubnov, M. M.

S. Février, D. D. Gaponov, P. Roy, M. E. Likhachev, S. L. Semjonov, M. M. Bubnov, E. M. Dianov, M. Y. Yashkov, V. F. Khopin, M. Y. Salganskii, and A. N. Guryanov, “High-power photonic-bandgap fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 33(9), 989–991 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Byer, R. L.

S. Sinha, C. Langrock, M. J. Digonnet, M. M. Fejer, and R. L. Byer, “Efficient yellow-light generation by frequency doubling a narrow-linewidth 1150 nm ytterbium fiber oscillator,” Opt. Lett. 31(3), 347–349 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Codemard, C.

M. P. Kalita, S. U. Alam, C. Codemard, S. Yoo, A. J. Boyland, M. Ibsen, and J. K. Sahu, “Multi-watts narrow-linewidth all fiber Yb-doped laser operating at 1179 nm,” Opt. Express 18(6), 5920–5925 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cordeiro, C. M. B.

A. Argyros, T. A. Birks, S. G. Leon-Saval, C. M. B. Cordeiro, and P. St. J. Russell, “Guidance properties of low-contrast photonic bandgap fibres,” Opt. Express 13(7), 2503 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dianov, E. M.

S. Février, D. D. Gaponov, P. Roy, M. E. Likhachev, S. L. Semjonov, M. M. Bubnov, E. M. Dianov, M. Y. Yashkov, V. F. Khopin, M. Y. Salganskii, and A. N. Guryanov, “High-power photonic-bandgap fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 33(9), 989–991 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Digonnet, M. J.

S. Sinha, C. Langrock, M. J. Digonnet, M. M. Fejer, and R. L. Byer, “Efficient yellow-light generation by frequency doubling a narrow-linewidth 1150 nm ytterbium fiber oscillator,” Opt. Lett. 31(3), 347–349 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Douay, M.

V. Pureur, L. Bigot, G. Bouwmans, Y. Quiquempois, M. Douay, and Y. Jaouen, “Ytterbium-doped solid core photonic bandgap fiber for laser operation around 980 nm,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(6), 061113 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Falk, C. I.

C. B. Olausson, C. I. Falk, J. K. Lyngso, K. P. Hansen, A. Bjarklev, and J. Broeng, “Amplification and ASE suppression in a polarization-maintaining ytterbium-doped solid-core photonic bandgap fibre,” Proc. SPIE 7195, 71950M (2009).
[CrossRef]

C. B. Olausson, C. I. Falk, J. K. Lyngsø, B. B. Jensen, K. T. Therkildsen, J. W. Thomsen, K. P. Hansen, A. Bjarklev, and J. Broeng, “Amplification and ASE suppression in a polarization-maintaining ytterbium-doped all-solid photonic bandgap fibre,” Opt. Express 16(18), 13657–13662 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fejer, M. M.

S. Sinha, C. Langrock, M. J. Digonnet, M. M. Fejer, and R. L. Byer, “Efficient yellow-light generation by frequency doubling a narrow-linewidth 1150 nm ytterbium fiber oscillator,” Opt. Lett. 31(3), 347–349 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Février, S.

S. Février, D. D. Gaponov, P. Roy, M. E. Likhachev, S. L. Semjonov, M. M. Bubnov, E. M. Dianov, M. Y. Yashkov, V. F. Khopin, M. Y. Salganskii, and A. N. Guryanov, “High-power photonic-bandgap fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 33(9), 989–991 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gaponov, D. D.

S. Février, D. D. Gaponov, P. Roy, M. E. Likhachev, S. L. Semjonov, M. M. Bubnov, E. M. Dianov, M. Y. Yashkov, V. F. Khopin, M. Y. Salganskii, and A. N. Guryanov, “High-power photonic-bandgap fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 33(9), 989–991 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

George, A. K.

A. Wang, A. K. George, and J. C. Knight, “Three-level neodymium fiber laser incorporating photonic bandgap fiber,” Opt. Lett. 31(10), 1388–1390 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Guryanov, A. N.

S. Février, D. D. Gaponov, P. Roy, M. E. Likhachev, S. L. Semjonov, M. M. Bubnov, E. M. Dianov, M. Y. Yashkov, V. F. Khopin, M. Y. Salganskii, and A. N. Guryanov, “High-power photonic-bandgap fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 33(9), 989–991 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hansen, K. P.

C. B. Olausson, C. I. Falk, J. K. Lyngso, K. P. Hansen, A. Bjarklev, and J. Broeng, “Amplification and ASE suppression in a polarization-maintaining ytterbium-doped solid-core photonic bandgap fibre,” Proc. SPIE 7195, 71950M (2009).
[CrossRef]

C. B. Olausson, C. I. Falk, J. K. Lyngsø, B. B. Jensen, K. T. Therkildsen, J. W. Thomsen, K. P. Hansen, A. Bjarklev, and J. Broeng, “Amplification and ASE suppression in a polarization-maintaining ytterbium-doped all-solid photonic bandgap fibre,” Opt. Express 16(18), 13657–13662 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hayano, Y.

N. Saito, K. Akagawa, M. Ito, A. Takazawa, Y. Hayano, Y. Saito, M. Ito, H. Takami, M. Iye, and S. Wada, “Sodium D2 resonance radiation in single-pass sum-frequency generation with actively mode-locked Nd:YAG lasers,” Opt. Lett. 32(14), 1965–1967 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ibsen, M.

M. P. Kalita, S. U. Alam, C. Codemard, S. Yoo, A. J. Boyland, M. Ibsen, and J. K. Sahu, “Multi-watts narrow-linewidth all fiber Yb-doped laser operating at 1179 nm,” Opt. Express 18(6), 5920–5925 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Isomäki, A.

A. Isomäki and O. G. Okhotnikov, “Femtosecond soliton mode-locked laser based on ytterbium-doped photonic bandgap fiber,” Opt. Express 14(20), 9238–9243 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ito, M.

N. Saito, K. Akagawa, M. Ito, A. Takazawa, Y. Hayano, Y. Saito, M. Ito, H. Takami, M. Iye, and S. Wada, “Sodium D2 resonance radiation in single-pass sum-frequency generation with actively mode-locked Nd:YAG lasers,” Opt. Lett. 32(14), 1965–1967 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. Saito, K. Akagawa, M. Ito, A. Takazawa, Y. Hayano, Y. Saito, M. Ito, H. Takami, M. Iye, and S. Wada, “Sodium D2 resonance radiation in single-pass sum-frequency generation with actively mode-locked Nd:YAG lasers,” Opt. Lett. 32(14), 1965–1967 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Iye, M.

N. Saito, K. Akagawa, M. Ito, A. Takazawa, Y. Hayano, Y. Saito, M. Ito, H. Takami, M. Iye, and S. Wada, “Sodium D2 resonance radiation in single-pass sum-frequency generation with actively mode-locked Nd:YAG lasers,” Opt. Lett. 32(14), 1965–1967 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Jaouen, Y.

V. Pureur, L. Bigot, G. Bouwmans, Y. Quiquempois, M. Douay, and Y. Jaouen, “Ytterbium-doped solid core photonic bandgap fiber for laser operation around 980 nm,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(6), 061113 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Jensen, B. B.

C. B. Olausson, C. I. Falk, J. K. Lyngsø, B. B. Jensen, K. T. Therkildsen, J. W. Thomsen, K. P. Hansen, A. Bjarklev, and J. Broeng, “Amplification and ASE suppression in a polarization-maintaining ytterbium-doped all-solid photonic bandgap fibre,” Opt. Express 16(18), 13657–13662 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kalita, M. P.

M. P. Kalita, S. U. Alam, C. Codemard, S. Yoo, A. J. Boyland, M. Ibsen, and J. K. Sahu, “Multi-watts narrow-linewidth all fiber Yb-doped laser operating at 1179 nm,” Opt. Express 18(6), 5920–5925 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Khopin, V. F.

S. Février, D. D. Gaponov, P. Roy, M. E. Likhachev, S. L. Semjonov, M. M. Bubnov, E. M. Dianov, M. Y. Yashkov, V. F. Khopin, M. Y. Salganskii, and A. N. Guryanov, “High-power photonic-bandgap fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 33(9), 989–991 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Knight, J. C.

A. Wang, A. K. George, and J. C. Knight, “Three-level neodymium fiber laser incorporating photonic bandgap fiber,” Opt. Lett. 31(10), 1388–1390 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. A. Birks, F. Luan, G. J. Pearce, A. Wang, J. C. Knight, and D. M. Bird, “Bend loss in all-solid bandgap fibres,” Opt. Express 14(12), 5688–5698 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Koshiba, M.

T. Murao, K. Saitoh, and M. Koshiba, “Detailed theoretical investigation of bending properties in solid-core photonic bandgap fibers,” Opt. Express 17(9), 7615–7629 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kurkov, S.

S. Kurkov, “Oscillation spectral range of Yb-doped fiber lasers,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4(2), 93–102 (2007).
[CrossRef]

S. Kurkov, V. M. Paramonov, and O. I. Medvedkov, “Ytterbium fiber laser emitting at 1160 nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 3(10), 503–506 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Langrock, C.

S. Sinha, C. Langrock, M. J. Digonnet, M. M. Fejer, and R. L. Byer, “Efficient yellow-light generation by frequency doubling a narrow-linewidth 1150 nm ytterbium fiber oscillator,” Opt. Lett. 31(3), 347–349 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Leon-Saval, S. G.

A. Argyros, T. A. Birks, S. G. Leon-Saval, C. M. B. Cordeiro, and P. St. J. Russell, “Guidance properties of low-contrast photonic bandgap fibres,” Opt. Express 13(7), 2503 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Likhachev, M. E.

S. Février, D. D. Gaponov, P. Roy, M. E. Likhachev, S. L. Semjonov, M. M. Bubnov, E. M. Dianov, M. Y. Yashkov, V. F. Khopin, M. Y. Salganskii, and A. N. Guryanov, “High-power photonic-bandgap fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 33(9), 989–991 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Luan, F.

T. A. Birks, F. Luan, G. J. Pearce, A. Wang, J. C. Knight, and D. M. Bird, “Bend loss in all-solid bandgap fibres,” Opt. Express 14(12), 5688–5698 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lyngso, J. K.

C. B. Olausson, C. I. Falk, J. K. Lyngso, K. P. Hansen, A. Bjarklev, and J. Broeng, “Amplification and ASE suppression in a polarization-maintaining ytterbium-doped solid-core photonic bandgap fibre,” Proc. SPIE 7195, 71950M (2009).
[CrossRef]

Lyngsø, J. K.

A. Shirakawa, H. Maruyama, K. Ueda, C. B. Olausson, J. K. Lyngsø, and J. Broeng, “High-power Yb-doped photonic bandgap fiber amplifier at 1150-1200 nm,” Opt. Express 17(2), 447–454 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. B. Olausson, C. I. Falk, J. K. Lyngsø, B. B. Jensen, K. T. Therkildsen, J. W. Thomsen, K. P. Hansen, A. Bjarklev, and J. Broeng, “Amplification and ASE suppression in a polarization-maintaining ytterbium-doped all-solid photonic bandgap fibre,” Opt. Express 16(18), 13657–13662 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Maruyama, H.

A. Shirakawa, H. Maruyama, K. Ueda, C. B. Olausson, J. K. Lyngsø, and J. Broeng, “High-power Yb-doped photonic bandgap fiber amplifier at 1150-1200 nm,” Opt. Express 17(2), 447–454 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Medvedkov, O. I.

S. Kurkov, V. M. Paramonov, and O. I. Medvedkov, “Ytterbium fiber laser emitting at 1160 nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 3(10), 503–506 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Murao, T.

T. Murao, K. Saitoh, and M. Koshiba, “Detailed theoretical investigation of bending properties in solid-core photonic bandgap fibers,” Opt. Express 17(9), 7615–7629 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Okhotnikov, O. G.

A. Isomäki and O. G. Okhotnikov, “Femtosecond soliton mode-locked laser based on ytterbium-doped photonic bandgap fiber,” Opt. Express 14(20), 9238–9243 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Olausson, C. B.

C. B. Olausson, C. I. Falk, J. K. Lyngso, K. P. Hansen, A. Bjarklev, and J. Broeng, “Amplification and ASE suppression in a polarization-maintaining ytterbium-doped solid-core photonic bandgap fibre,” Proc. SPIE 7195, 71950M (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. Shirakawa, H. Maruyama, K. Ueda, C. B. Olausson, J. K. Lyngsø, and J. Broeng, “High-power Yb-doped photonic bandgap fiber amplifier at 1150-1200 nm,” Opt. Express 17(2), 447–454 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. B. Olausson, C. I. Falk, J. K. Lyngsø, B. B. Jensen, K. T. Therkildsen, J. W. Thomsen, K. P. Hansen, A. Bjarklev, and J. Broeng, “Amplification and ASE suppression in a polarization-maintaining ytterbium-doped all-solid photonic bandgap fibre,” Opt. Express 16(18), 13657–13662 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ota, J.

J. Ota, A. Shirakawa, and K. Ueda, “High-power Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser directly operating at 1178nm,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 45(4), L117–L119 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Paramonov, V. M.

S. Kurkov, V. M. Paramonov, and O. I. Medvedkov, “Ytterbium fiber laser emitting at 1160 nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 3(10), 503–506 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Pearce, G. J.

T. A. Birks, F. Luan, G. J. Pearce, A. Wang, J. C. Knight, and D. M. Bird, “Bend loss in all-solid bandgap fibres,” Opt. Express 14(12), 5688–5698 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Pureur, V.

V. Pureur, L. Bigot, G. Bouwmans, Y. Quiquempois, M. Douay, and Y. Jaouen, “Ytterbium-doped solid core photonic bandgap fiber for laser operation around 980 nm,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(6), 061113 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Quiquempois, Y.

V. Pureur, L. Bigot, G. Bouwmans, Y. Quiquempois, M. Douay, and Y. Jaouen, “Ytterbium-doped solid core photonic bandgap fiber for laser operation around 980 nm,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(6), 061113 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Roy, P.

S. Février, D. D. Gaponov, P. Roy, M. E. Likhachev, S. L. Semjonov, M. M. Bubnov, E. M. Dianov, M. Y. Yashkov, V. F. Khopin, M. Y. Salganskii, and A. N. Guryanov, “High-power photonic-bandgap fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 33(9), 989–991 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sahu, J. K.

M. P. Kalita, S. U. Alam, C. Codemard, S. Yoo, A. J. Boyland, M. Ibsen, and J. K. Sahu, “Multi-watts narrow-linewidth all fiber Yb-doped laser operating at 1179 nm,” Opt. Express 18(6), 5920–5925 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Saito, N.

N. Saito, K. Akagawa, M. Ito, A. Takazawa, Y. Hayano, Y. Saito, M. Ito, H. Takami, M. Iye, and S. Wada, “Sodium D2 resonance radiation in single-pass sum-frequency generation with actively mode-locked Nd:YAG lasers,” Opt. Lett. 32(14), 1965–1967 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Saito, Y.

N. Saito, K. Akagawa, M. Ito, A. Takazawa, Y. Hayano, Y. Saito, M. Ito, H. Takami, M. Iye, and S. Wada, “Sodium D2 resonance radiation in single-pass sum-frequency generation with actively mode-locked Nd:YAG lasers,” Opt. Lett. 32(14), 1965–1967 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Saitoh, K.

T. Murao, K. Saitoh, and M. Koshiba, “Detailed theoretical investigation of bending properties in solid-core photonic bandgap fibers,” Opt. Express 17(9), 7615–7629 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Salganskii, M. Y.

S. Février, D. D. Gaponov, P. Roy, M. E. Likhachev, S. L. Semjonov, M. M. Bubnov, E. M. Dianov, M. Y. Yashkov, V. F. Khopin, M. Y. Salganskii, and A. N. Guryanov, “High-power photonic-bandgap fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 33(9), 989–991 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Semjonov, S. L.

S. Février, D. D. Gaponov, P. Roy, M. E. Likhachev, S. L. Semjonov, M. M. Bubnov, E. M. Dianov, M. Y. Yashkov, V. F. Khopin, M. Y. Salganskii, and A. N. Guryanov, “High-power photonic-bandgap fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 33(9), 989–991 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Shirakawa, A.

A. Shirakawa, H. Maruyama, K. Ueda, C. B. Olausson, J. K. Lyngsø, and J. Broeng, “High-power Yb-doped photonic bandgap fiber amplifier at 1150-1200 nm,” Opt. Express 17(2), 447–454 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Ota, A. Shirakawa, and K. Ueda, “High-power Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser directly operating at 1178nm,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 45(4), L117–L119 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Sinha, S.

S. Sinha, C. Langrock, M. J. Digonnet, M. M. Fejer, and R. L. Byer, “Efficient yellow-light generation by frequency doubling a narrow-linewidth 1150 nm ytterbium fiber oscillator,” Opt. Lett. 31(3), 347–349 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

St. J. Russell, P.

A. Argyros, T. A. Birks, S. G. Leon-Saval, C. M. B. Cordeiro, and P. St. J. Russell, “Guidance properties of low-contrast photonic bandgap fibres,” Opt. Express 13(7), 2503 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Takami, H.

N. Saito, K. Akagawa, M. Ito, A. Takazawa, Y. Hayano, Y. Saito, M. Ito, H. Takami, M. Iye, and S. Wada, “Sodium D2 resonance radiation in single-pass sum-frequency generation with actively mode-locked Nd:YAG lasers,” Opt. Lett. 32(14), 1965–1967 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Takazawa, A.

N. Saito, K. Akagawa, M. Ito, A. Takazawa, Y. Hayano, Y. Saito, M. Ito, H. Takami, M. Iye, and S. Wada, “Sodium D2 resonance radiation in single-pass sum-frequency generation with actively mode-locked Nd:YAG lasers,” Opt. Lett. 32(14), 1965–1967 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Therkildsen, K. T.

C. B. Olausson, C. I. Falk, J. K. Lyngsø, B. B. Jensen, K. T. Therkildsen, J. W. Thomsen, K. P. Hansen, A. Bjarklev, and J. Broeng, “Amplification and ASE suppression in a polarization-maintaining ytterbium-doped all-solid photonic bandgap fibre,” Opt. Express 16(18), 13657–13662 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Thomsen, J. W.

C. B. Olausson, C. I. Falk, J. K. Lyngsø, B. B. Jensen, K. T. Therkildsen, J. W. Thomsen, K. P. Hansen, A. Bjarklev, and J. Broeng, “Amplification and ASE suppression in a polarization-maintaining ytterbium-doped all-solid photonic bandgap fibre,” Opt. Express 16(18), 13657–13662 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ueda, K.

A. Shirakawa, H. Maruyama, K. Ueda, C. B. Olausson, J. K. Lyngsø, and J. Broeng, “High-power Yb-doped photonic bandgap fiber amplifier at 1150-1200 nm,” Opt. Express 17(2), 447–454 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Ota, A. Shirakawa, and K. Ueda, “High-power Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser directly operating at 1178nm,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 45(4), L117–L119 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Wada, S.

N. Saito, K. Akagawa, M. Ito, A. Takazawa, Y. Hayano, Y. Saito, M. Ito, H. Takami, M. Iye, and S. Wada, “Sodium D2 resonance radiation in single-pass sum-frequency generation with actively mode-locked Nd:YAG lasers,” Opt. Lett. 32(14), 1965–1967 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wang, A.

A. Wang, A. K. George, and J. C. Knight, “Three-level neodymium fiber laser incorporating photonic bandgap fiber,” Opt. Lett. 31(10), 1388–1390 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. A. Birks, F. Luan, G. J. Pearce, A. Wang, J. C. Knight, and D. M. Bird, “Bend loss in all-solid bandgap fibres,” Opt. Express 14(12), 5688–5698 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yashkov, M. Y.

S. Février, D. D. Gaponov, P. Roy, M. E. Likhachev, S. L. Semjonov, M. M. Bubnov, E. M. Dianov, M. Y. Yashkov, V. F. Khopin, M. Y. Salganskii, and A. N. Guryanov, “High-power photonic-bandgap fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 33(9), 989–991 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yoo, S.

M. P. Kalita, S. U. Alam, C. Codemard, S. Yoo, A. J. Boyland, M. Ibsen, and J. K. Sahu, “Multi-watts narrow-linewidth all fiber Yb-doped laser operating at 1179 nm,” Opt. Express 18(6), 5920–5925 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

V. Pureur, L. Bigot, G. Bouwmans, Y. Quiquempois, M. Douay, and Y. Jaouen, “Ytterbium-doped solid core photonic bandgap fiber for laser operation around 980 nm,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(6), 061113 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (1)

J. Ota, A. Shirakawa, and K. Ueda, “High-power Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser directly operating at 1178nm,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 45(4), L117–L119 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys. Lett. (2)

S. Kurkov, V. M. Paramonov, and O. I. Medvedkov, “Ytterbium fiber laser emitting at 1160 nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 3(10), 503–506 (2006).
[CrossRef]

S. Kurkov, “Oscillation spectral range of Yb-doped fiber lasers,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4(2), 93–102 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (7)

M. P. Kalita, S. U. Alam, C. Codemard, S. Yoo, A. J. Boyland, M. Ibsen, and J. K. Sahu, “Multi-watts narrow-linewidth all fiber Yb-doped laser operating at 1179 nm,” Opt. Express 18(6), 5920–5925 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Shirakawa, H. Maruyama, K. Ueda, C. B. Olausson, J. K. Lyngsø, and J. Broeng, “High-power Yb-doped photonic bandgap fiber amplifier at 1150-1200 nm,” Opt. Express 17(2), 447–454 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. B. Olausson, C. I. Falk, J. K. Lyngsø, B. B. Jensen, K. T. Therkildsen, J. W. Thomsen, K. P. Hansen, A. Bjarklev, and J. Broeng, “Amplification and ASE suppression in a polarization-maintaining ytterbium-doped all-solid photonic bandgap fibre,” Opt. Express 16(18), 13657–13662 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Isomäki and O. G. Okhotnikov, “Femtosecond soliton mode-locked laser based on ytterbium-doped photonic bandgap fiber,” Opt. Express 14(20), 9238–9243 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. A. Birks, F. Luan, G. J. Pearce, A. Wang, J. C. Knight, and D. M. Bird, “Bend loss in all-solid bandgap fibres,” Opt. Express 14(12), 5688–5698 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Argyros, T. A. Birks, S. G. Leon-Saval, C. M. B. Cordeiro, and P. St. J. Russell, “Guidance properties of low-contrast photonic bandgap fibres,” Opt. Express 13(7), 2503 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Murao, K. Saitoh, and M. Koshiba, “Detailed theoretical investigation of bending properties in solid-core photonic bandgap fibers,” Opt. Express 17(9), 7615–7629 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Lett. (4)

S. Février, D. D. Gaponov, P. Roy, M. E. Likhachev, S. L. Semjonov, M. M. Bubnov, E. M. Dianov, M. Y. Yashkov, V. F. Khopin, M. Y. Salganskii, and A. N. Guryanov, “High-power photonic-bandgap fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 33(9), 989–991 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Wang, A. K. George, and J. C. Knight, “Three-level neodymium fiber laser incorporating photonic bandgap fiber,” Opt. Lett. 31(10), 1388–1390 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Sinha, C. Langrock, M. J. Digonnet, M. M. Fejer, and R. L. Byer, “Efficient yellow-light generation by frequency doubling a narrow-linewidth 1150 nm ytterbium fiber oscillator,” Opt. Lett. 31(3), 347–349 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. Saito, K. Akagawa, M. Ito, A. Takazawa, Y. Hayano, Y. Saito, M. Ito, H. Takami, M. Iye, and S. Wada, “Sodium D2 resonance radiation in single-pass sum-frequency generation with actively mode-locked Nd:YAG lasers,” Opt. Lett. 32(14), 1965–1967 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Proc. SPIE (1)

C. B. Olausson, C. I. Falk, J. K. Lyngso, K. P. Hansen, A. Bjarklev, and J. Broeng, “Amplification and ASE suppression in a polarization-maintaining ytterbium-doped solid-core photonic bandgap fibre,” Proc. SPIE 7195, 71950M (2009).
[CrossRef]

Other (5)

H. Maruyama, A. Shirakawa, and K. Ueda, “1178nm linearly-polarized all fiber laser,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Pacific Rim 2007, (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper TuA4_3.

R. Goto, K. Takenaga, K. Okada, M. Kashiwagi, T. Kitabayashi, S. Tanigawa, K. Shima, S. Matsuo, and K. Himeno, “Cladding-Pumped Yb-Doped Solid Photonic Bandgap Fiber for ASE Suppression in Shorter Wavelength Region,” in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper OTuJ5.

A. Shirakawa, H. Maruyama, K. Ueda, C. B. Olausson, J. K. Lyngsø, and J. Broeng, “30W, 1178nm Yb-Doped Photonic Bandgap Fiber Amplifier,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CThGG3.

A. Shirakawa, C. B. Olausson, H. Maruyama, K. Ueda, J. K. Lyngsø, and J. Broeng, manuscript in preparation.

C. B. Olausson, J. K. Lyngsø, J. Broeng, H. Maruyama, and A. Shirakawa, “FIBER AMPLIFIERS: Photonic-bandgap fiber amplifier reaches for the stars,“ http://www.optoiq.com/index/photonics-technologies-applications/lfw-display/lfw-article-display/articles/optoiq2/photonics-technologies/technology-products/fiber-optics/communications-systems/2009/12/fiber-amplifiers-photonic-bandgap-fiber-amplifier-reaches-for-the-stars.html

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Figures (8)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Microscope images of (a) the pump-cladding structure and (b) the airclad structure surrounding the pump-cladding. The lighter regions are high-index germanium-doped rods.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Net small-signal gain of a 40 m-long ytterbium-doped fiber coiled to a diameter of 26 cm with 275 W of pump power. The black curve is the gain without distributed filtering, while the orange filled curve is the gain with distributed filtering arising from the photonic bandgap effect.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Comparison of the bandgap transmission spectra between the old and the new PBG fiber. The newer fiber is fabricated with a slight change in bandgap position and with a steeper short-wavelength bandgap edge. The length of the old PBG fiber is 36 m, while the new PBG fiber is 40 m. The spectral resolution is 2 nm.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

The average loss curve of 40 m PBG fiber coiled to a diameter of 32 cm (black) and 26 cm (orange) compared to the average saturated gain with no bandgap, 275 W of pump power and 5 W of seed power (blue). The dashed orange curve is an estimated loss slope. Only after coiling the fiber to a diameter of 26 cm is the loss slope steep enough to cancel the gain slope.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Ytterbium-doped solid-core photonic bandgap fiber amplifier, seeded by an 1178 nm fiber Raman laser, and backward-pumped by a 976 nm laser diode.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Output power at 1178 nm as a function of launched pump power. The measurement was limited by available pump power, and the output spectrum showed no sign of amplified spontaneous emission, thus the power is scalable.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Amplifier output spectra of the seed (red) and the 167 W output (black). The bandgap position and shape (grey) is crucial to the efficiency of the amplifier. The spectral resolution of the output spectra is 0.5 nm and the linewidth before and after amplification is 1.3 nm.

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Near field image at an output power of 100 W. The output has an M2 value of ~1.1 and a mode field diameter of ~10.3 µm.

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