Abstract

We report on high-power operation of a cladding-pumped Er,Yb -doped broadband superfluorescent fiber source in the 1.55 μm spectral region. Over 16 W of single-ended amplified spontaneous emission output was generated employing a simple, all-fiber geometry without the use of a high reflectivity mirror or seed source. The wavelength range spanned from ~1531 nm to 1568.5 nm with a bandwidth (FWHM) of ~17 nm and the corresponding slope efficiency with respect to launched pump power at 975 nm was 30.7%.

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[CrossRef]

2006

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[CrossRef]

2005

2003

J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, Y. Jeong, W. A. Clarkson, R. Selvas, A. B. Grudinin, and S.-U. Alam, “High-power fiber lasers: new developments,” Proc. SPIE 4974, 50–59 (2003).
[CrossRef]

1999

J. H. Han, S. J. Kim, and J. S. 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(7), 901–903 (1999).
[CrossRef]

T. C. Liang, Y. S. Lin, and Y. K. Chen, “Comparison of the characteristics of double-pass erbium-doped superfluorescent fiber sources obtained from different flattening techniques,” Appl. Opt. 38(3), 522–529 (1999).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1997

S. Gray, J. D. Minelly, A. B. Grudinin, and J. E. Caplen, “1 Watt Er/Yb singlemode superfluorescent optical fiber source,” Electron. Lett. 33(16), 1382–1383 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1995

D. C. Hall, W. K. Burns, and R. P. Moeller, “High-stability Er3+-doped superfluorescent fiber sources,” J. Lightwave Technol. 13(7), 1452–1460 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1994

P. F. Wysocki, M. J. F. Digonnet, B. Y. Kim, and H. J. Shaw, “Characteristics of erbium-doped superfluorescent fiber sources for interferometric sensor applications,” J. Lightwave Technol. 12(3), 550–567 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1993

K. Takada, T. Kitagawa, M. Shimizu, and M. Horiguchi, “High-sensitivity low coherence reflectometer using Erbium-doped superfluorescent fiber source and Erbium-doped power amplifier,” Electron. Lett. 29(4), 365–367 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1965

W. W. Rigrod, “Saturation effects in high-gain lasers,” J. Appl. Phys. 36(8), 2487–2490 (1965).
[CrossRef]

Alam, S.-U.

J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, Y. Jeong, W. A. Clarkson, R. Selvas, A. B. Grudinin, and S.-U. Alam, “High-power fiber lasers: new developments,” Proc. SPIE 4974, 50–59 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Burns, W. K.

D. C. Hall, W. K. Burns, and R. P. Moeller, “High-stability Er3+-doped superfluorescent fiber sources,” J. Lightwave Technol. 13(7), 1452–1460 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Canat, G.

Caplen, J. E.

S. Gray, J. D. Minelly, A. B. Grudinin, and J. E. Caplen, “1 Watt Er/Yb singlemode superfluorescent optical fiber source,” Electron. Lett. 33(16), 1382–1383 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Chan, J. S. P.

L. Pearson, J. S. P. Chan, P. Wang, J. K. Sahu, and W. A. Clarkson, “Novel approach for single-ended operation of a cladding-pumped fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. B 87(1), 75–78 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Chen, S. P.

Chen, Y. K.

Cheng, Z. Z.

F. Song, Z. Z. Cheng, C. G. Zou, L. Han, X. C. Yu, J. X. Zhang, X. P. Jiang, P. Z. Han, and J. G. Tian, “Compact high power broadband Er3+-Yb3+ co-doped superfluorescent fiber source,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(9), 091108 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Clarkson, W. A.

D. Y. Shen, L. Pearson, P. Wang, J. K. Sahu, and W. A. Clarkson, “Broadband Tm-doped superfluorescent fiber source with 11 W single-ended output power,” Opt. Express 16(15), 11021–11026 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Wang, J. K. Sahu, and W. A. Clarkson, “Power scaling of Ytterbium-doped fiber superfluorescent sources,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 580–587 (2007).
[CrossRef]

L. Pearson, J. S. P. Chan, P. Wang, J. K. Sahu, and W. A. Clarkson, “Novel approach for single-ended operation of a cladding-pumped fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. B 87(1), 75–78 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, Y. Jeong, W. A. Clarkson, R. Selvas, A. B. Grudinin, and S.-U. Alam, “High-power fiber lasers: new developments,” Proc. SPIE 4974, 50–59 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Codemard, C. A.

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. M. B. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, “Erbium:ytterbium codoped large-core fiber laser with 297-W continuous-wave output power,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 573–579 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Digonnet, M. J. F.

P. F. Wysocki, M. J. F. Digonnet, B. Y. Kim, and H. J. Shaw, “Characteristics of erbium-doped superfluorescent fiber sources for interferometric sensor applications,” J. Lightwave Technol. 12(3), 550–567 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Dussardier, B.

Eberhardt, R.

J. Limpert, F. Roser, S. Klingebiel, T. Schreiber, C. Wirth, T. Peschel, R. Eberhardt, and A. Tünnermann, “The rising power of fiber lasers and amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 537–545 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Gray, S.

S. Gray, J. D. Minelly, A. B. Grudinin, and J. E. Caplen, “1 Watt Er/Yb singlemode superfluorescent optical fiber source,” Electron. Lett. 33(16), 1382–1383 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Grudinin, A. B.

J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, Y. Jeong, W. A. Clarkson, R. Selvas, A. B. Grudinin, and S.-U. Alam, “High-power fiber lasers: new developments,” Proc. SPIE 4974, 50–59 (2003).
[CrossRef]

S. Gray, J. D. Minelly, A. B. Grudinin, and J. E. Caplen, “1 Watt Er/Yb singlemode superfluorescent optical fiber source,” Electron. Lett. 33(16), 1382–1383 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Guo, R.

Hall, D. C.

D. C. Hall, W. K. Burns, and R. P. Moeller, “High-stability Er3+-doped superfluorescent fiber sources,” J. Lightwave Technol. 13(7), 1452–1460 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Han, J. H.

J. H. Han, S. J. Kim, and J. S. 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(7), 901–903 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Han, L.

F. Song, Z. Z. Cheng, C. G. Zou, L. Han, X. C. Yu, J. X. Zhang, X. P. Jiang, P. Z. Han, and J. G. Tian, “Compact high power broadband Er3+-Yb3+ co-doped superfluorescent fiber source,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(9), 091108 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Han, P. Z.

F. Song, Z. Z. Cheng, C. G. Zou, L. Han, X. C. Yu, J. X. Zhang, X. P. Jiang, P. Z. Han, and J. G. Tian, “Compact high power broadband Er3+-Yb3+ co-doped superfluorescent fiber source,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(9), 091108 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Harker, A.

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. M. B. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, “Erbium:ytterbium codoped large-core fiber laser with 297-W continuous-wave output power,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 573–579 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Hickey, L. M. B.

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. M. B. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, “Erbium:ytterbium codoped large-core fiber laser with 297-W continuous-wave output power,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 573–579 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Horiguchi, M.

K. Takada, T. Kitagawa, M. Shimizu, and M. Horiguchi, “High-sensitivity low coherence reflectometer using Erbium-doped superfluorescent fiber source and Erbium-doped power amplifier,” Electron. Lett. 29(4), 365–367 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Horley, R.

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. M. B. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, “Erbium:ytterbium codoped large-core fiber laser with 297-W continuous-wave output power,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 573–579 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Jaouën, Y.

Jeong, Y.

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. M. B. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, “Erbium:ytterbium codoped large-core fiber laser with 297-W continuous-wave output power,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 573–579 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, Y. Jeong, W. A. Clarkson, R. Selvas, A. B. Grudinin, and S.-U. Alam, “High-power fiber lasers: new developments,” Proc. SPIE 4974, 50–59 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Jiang, X. P.

F. Song, Z. Z. Cheng, C. G. Zou, L. Han, X. C. Yu, J. X. Zhang, X. P. Jiang, P. Z. Han, and J. G. Tian, “Compact high power broadband Er3+-Yb3+ co-doped superfluorescent fiber source,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(9), 091108 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Kim, B. Y.

P. F. Wysocki, M. J. F. Digonnet, B. Y. Kim, and H. J. Shaw, “Characteristics of erbium-doped superfluorescent fiber sources for interferometric sensor applications,” J. Lightwave Technol. 12(3), 550–567 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Kim, S. J.

J. H. Han, S. J. Kim, and J. S. 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(7), 901–903 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Kitagawa, T.

K. Takada, T. Kitagawa, M. Shimizu, and M. Horiguchi, “High-sensitivity low coherence reflectometer using Erbium-doped superfluorescent fiber source and Erbium-doped power amplifier,” Electron. Lett. 29(4), 365–367 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Klingebiel, S.

J. Limpert, F. Roser, S. Klingebiel, T. Schreiber, C. Wirth, T. Peschel, R. Eberhardt, and A. Tünnermann, “The rising power of fiber lasers and amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 537–545 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Lee, J. S.

J. H. Han, S. J. Kim, and J. S. 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(7), 901–903 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Li, Y. G.

Li, Y. X.

L. Shi, S. H. Zhao, W. Meng, Y. X. Li, S. B. Zhan, and R. P. Zhu, “Broadband Er3+-Yb3+ co-doped superfluorescent fiber source,” Opt. Commun. 257(2), 270–276 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Liang, T. C.

Limpert, J.

J. Limpert, F. Roser, S. Klingebiel, T. Schreiber, C. Wirth, T. Peschel, R. Eberhardt, and A. Tünnermann, “The rising power of fiber lasers and amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 537–545 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Lin, Y. S.

Liu, Z. J.

Lovelady, M.

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. M. B. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, “Erbium:ytterbium codoped large-core fiber laser with 297-W continuous-wave output power,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 573–579 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Lu, K. C.

Meng, W.

L. Shi, S. H. Zhao, W. Meng, Y. X. Li, S. B. Zhan, and R. P. Zhu, “Broadband Er3+-Yb3+ co-doped superfluorescent fiber source,” Opt. Commun. 257(2), 270–276 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Minelly, J. D.

S. Gray, J. D. Minelly, A. B. Grudinin, and J. E. Caplen, “1 Watt Er/Yb singlemode superfluorescent optical fiber source,” Electron. Lett. 33(16), 1382–1383 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Moeller, R. P.

D. C. Hall, W. K. Burns, and R. P. Moeller, “High-stability Er3+-doped superfluorescent fiber sources,” J. Lightwave Technol. 13(7), 1452–1460 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Mollier, J. C.

Nilsson, J.

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. M. B. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, “Erbium:ytterbium codoped large-core fiber laser with 297-W continuous-wave output power,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 573–579 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, Y. Jeong, W. A. Clarkson, R. Selvas, A. B. Grudinin, and S.-U. Alam, “High-power fiber lasers: new developments,” Proc. SPIE 4974, 50–59 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Payne, D. N.

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. M. B. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, “Erbium:ytterbium codoped large-core fiber laser with 297-W continuous-wave output power,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 573–579 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Pearson, L.

D. Y. Shen, L. Pearson, P. Wang, J. K. Sahu, and W. A. Clarkson, “Broadband Tm-doped superfluorescent fiber source with 11 W single-ended output power,” Opt. Express 16(15), 11021–11026 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Pearson, J. S. P. Chan, P. Wang, J. K. Sahu, and W. A. Clarkson, “Novel approach for single-ended operation of a cladding-pumped fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. B 87(1), 75–78 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Peschel, T.

J. Limpert, F. Roser, S. Klingebiel, T. Schreiber, C. Wirth, T. Peschel, R. Eberhardt, and A. Tünnermann, “The rising power of fiber lasers and amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 537–545 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Piper, A.

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. M. B. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, “Erbium:ytterbium codoped large-core fiber laser with 297-W continuous-wave output power,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 573–579 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Rigrod, W. W.

W. W. Rigrod, “Saturation effects in high-gain lasers,” J. Appl. Phys. 36(8), 2487–2490 (1965).
[CrossRef]

Roser, F.

J. Limpert, F. Roser, S. Klingebiel, T. Schreiber, C. Wirth, T. Peschel, R. Eberhardt, and A. Tünnermann, “The rising power of fiber lasers and amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 537–545 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Sahu, J. K.

D. Y. Shen, L. Pearson, P. Wang, J. K. Sahu, and W. A. Clarkson, “Broadband Tm-doped superfluorescent fiber source with 11 W single-ended output power,” Opt. Express 16(15), 11021–11026 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Wang, J. K. Sahu, and W. A. Clarkson, “Power scaling of Ytterbium-doped fiber superfluorescent sources,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 580–587 (2007).
[CrossRef]

L. Pearson, J. S. P. Chan, P. Wang, J. K. Sahu, and W. A. Clarkson, “Novel approach for single-ended operation of a cladding-pumped fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. B 87(1), 75–78 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. M. B. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, “Erbium:ytterbium codoped large-core fiber laser with 297-W continuous-wave output power,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 573–579 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, Y. Jeong, W. A. Clarkson, R. Selvas, A. B. Grudinin, and S.-U. Alam, “High-power fiber lasers: new developments,” Proc. SPIE 4974, 50–59 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Schreiber, T.

J. Limpert, F. Roser, S. Klingebiel, T. Schreiber, C. Wirth, T. Peschel, R. Eberhardt, and A. Tünnermann, “The rising power of fiber lasers and amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 537–545 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Selvas, R.

J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, Y. Jeong, W. A. Clarkson, R. Selvas, A. B. Grudinin, and S.-U. Alam, “High-power fiber lasers: new developments,” Proc. SPIE 4974, 50–59 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Shaw, H. J.

P. F. Wysocki, M. J. F. Digonnet, B. Y. Kim, and H. J. Shaw, “Characteristics of erbium-doped superfluorescent fiber sources for interferometric sensor applications,” J. Lightwave Technol. 12(3), 550–567 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Shen, D. Y.

Shi, L.

L. Shi, S. H. Zhao, W. Meng, Y. X. Li, S. B. Zhan, and R. P. Zhu, “Broadband Er3+-Yb3+ co-doped superfluorescent fiber source,” Opt. Commun. 257(2), 270–276 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Shimizu, M.

K. Takada, T. Kitagawa, M. Shimizu, and M. Horiguchi, “High-sensitivity low coherence reflectometer using Erbium-doped superfluorescent fiber source and Erbium-doped power amplifier,” Electron. Lett. 29(4), 365–367 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Song, F.

F. Song, Z. Z. Cheng, C. G. Zou, L. Han, X. C. Yu, J. X. Zhang, X. P. Jiang, P. Z. Han, and J. G. Tian, “Compact high power broadband Er3+-Yb3+ co-doped superfluorescent fiber source,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(9), 091108 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Takada, K.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the Er,Yb:fiber ASE source cladding-pumped with 975 nm diode-bars.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

1.55 μm output power from end A and B as a function of launched pump power.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Output spectra of the Er,Yb:fiber ASE source from end A at different output power levels.

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