Abstract

We report on a linearly-polarized, continuous-wave Ytterbium-doped fiber laser continuously tunable on the fly over an unprecedented emission bandwidth ranging from 976 nm to 1120 nm and delivering a minimum of 10 W and a maximum of 41 W. Additionally, the bandwidth of the system can be tuned from 100 pm to more than 1 nm at all wavelengths

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Y. H. Tsang, T. A. Christopher Udell, M. C. Pierce King, and T. Thomas, “Efficient high power Yb3þ-silica fibre laser cladding-pumped at 1064 nm,” Opt. Commun.215, 381–387 (2003).

2002

1999

1998

1997

R. Paschotta, J. Nilsson, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, “Ytterbium-doped fiber amplifiers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.33(7), 1049–1056 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1995

H. M. Pask, R. J. Carman, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, C. J. Mackechnie, P. R. Barber, and J. M. Dawes, “Ytterbium-doped silica fiber lasers: versatile sources for the 1-1.2 m region,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.1(1), 2–13 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1973

W. Streifer and P. Saltz, “Transient analysis of an electronically tunable dye laser-part II: Analytic study,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.9(6), 563–569 (1973).
[CrossRef]

1971

Adel, P.

Auerbach, M.

Bachynski, M. P.

Barber, P. R.

H. M. Pask, R. J. Carman, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, C. J. Mackechnie, P. R. Barber, and J. M. Dawes, “Ytterbium-doped silica fiber lasers: versatile sources for the 1-1.2 m region,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.1(1), 2–13 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Bashkansky, M.

Bello-Doua, R.

Boller, K. J.

Boullet, J.

Broeng, J.

Bubnov, M. M.

Carman, R. J.

H. M. Pask, R. J. Carman, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, C. J. Mackechnie, P. R. Barber, and J. M. Dawes, “Ytterbium-doped silica fiber lasers: versatile sources for the 1-1.2 m region,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.1(1), 2–13 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Cazaux, M.

Christopher Udell, T. A.

Y. H. Tsang, T. A. Christopher Udell, M. C. Pierce King, and T. Thomas, “Efficient high power Yb3þ-silica fibre laser cladding-pumped at 1064 nm,” Opt. Commun.215, 381–387 (2003).

Clements, W. R. L.

Cormier, E.

Dajani, I.

Dawes, J. M.

H. M. Pask, R. J. Carman, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, C. J. Mackechnie, P. R. Barber, and J. M. Dawes, “Ytterbium-doped silica fiber lasers: versatile sources for the 1-1.2 m region,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.1(1), 2–13 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Desmarchelier, R.

Dianov, E. M.

Duncan, M. D.

Egorova, O. N.

Fallnich, C.

Fan, Y. W.

J. Y. Yi, Y. W. Fan, and S. L. Huang, “Study of Short-Wavelength Yb:Fiber Laser,” IEEE Photon. J.4(6), 2278–2284 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Gloge, D.

Goldberg, L.

Gross, P.

Guryanov, A. N.

Hanna, D. C.

J. Nilsson, J. D. Minelly, R. Paschotta, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, “Ring-doped cladding-pumped single-mode three-level fiber laser,” Opt. Lett.23(5), 355–357 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Paschotta, J. Nilsson, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, “Ytterbium-doped fiber amplifiers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.33(7), 1049–1056 (1997).
[CrossRef]

H. M. Pask, R. J. Carman, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, C. J. Mackechnie, P. R. Barber, and J. M. Dawes, “Ytterbium-doped silica fiber lasers: versatile sources for the 1-1.2 m region,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.1(1), 2–13 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Hopin, V. F.

Huang, S. L.

J. Y. Yi, Y. W. Fan, and S. L. Huang, “Study of Short-Wavelength Yb:Fiber Laser,” IEEE Photon. J.4(6), 2278–2284 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Jetschke, S.

Karpov, V. I.

Klein, M. E.

Knize, R. J.

Kontur, F. J.

Koplow, J. P.

Laurell, F.

Lindsay, I. D.

Lu, Y.

Lyngsø, J. K.

Mackechnie, C. J.

H. M. Pask, R. J. Carman, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, C. J. Mackechnie, P. R. Barber, and J. M. Dawes, “Ytterbium-doped silica fiber lasers: versatile sources for the 1-1.2 m region,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.1(1), 2–13 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Maruyama, H.

Medvedkov, O. I.

Minelly, J. D.

Mueller, H.

Nilsson, J.

J. Nilsson, J. D. Minelly, R. Paschotta, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, “Ring-doped cladding-pumped single-mode three-level fiber laser,” Opt. Lett.23(5), 355–357 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Paschotta, J. Nilsson, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, “Ytterbium-doped fiber amplifiers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.33(7), 1049–1056 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Olausson, C. B.

Paramonov, V. M.

Paschotta, R.

J. Nilsson, J. D. Minelly, R. Paschotta, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, “Ring-doped cladding-pumped single-mode three-level fiber laser,” Opt. Lett.23(5), 355–357 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Paschotta, J. Nilsson, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, “Ytterbium-doped fiber amplifiers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.33(7), 1049–1056 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Pask, H. M.

H. M. Pask, R. J. Carman, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, C. J. Mackechnie, P. R. Barber, and J. M. Dawes, “Ytterbium-doped silica fiber lasers: versatile sources for the 1-1.2 m region,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.1(1), 2–13 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Pierce King, M. C.

Y. H. Tsang, T. A. Christopher Udell, M. C. Pierce King, and T. Thomas, “Efficient high power Yb3þ-silica fibre laser cladding-pumped at 1064 nm,” Opt. Commun.215, 381–387 (2003).

Protopopov, V. N.

Reintjes, J.

Saby, J.

Salin, F.

Saltz, P.

W. Streifer and P. Saltz, “Transient analysis of an electronically tunable dye laser-part II: Analytic study,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.9(6), 563–569 (1973).
[CrossRef]

Semyonov, S. L.

Shirakawa, A.

Silva, A.

Streifer, W.

W. Streifer and P. Saltz, “Transient analysis of an electronically tunable dye laser-part II: Analytic study,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.9(6), 563–569 (1973).
[CrossRef]

Thomas, T.

Y. H. Tsang, T. A. Christopher Udell, M. C. Pierce King, and T. Thomas, “Efficient high power Yb3þ-silica fibre laser cladding-pumped at 1064 nm,” Opt. Commun.215, 381–387 (2003).

Tropper, A. C.

J. Nilsson, J. D. Minelly, R. Paschotta, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, “Ring-doped cladding-pumped single-mode three-level fiber laser,” Opt. Lett.23(5), 355–357 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Paschotta, J. Nilsson, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, “Ytterbium-doped fiber amplifiers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.33(7), 1049–1056 (1997).
[CrossRef]

H. M. Pask, R. J. Carman, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, C. J. Mackechnie, P. R. Barber, and J. M. Dawes, “Ytterbium-doped silica fiber lasers: versatile sources for the 1-1.2 m region,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.1(1), 2–13 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Tsang, Y. H.

Y. H. Tsang, T. A. Christopher Udell, M. C. Pierce King, and T. Thomas, “Efficient high power Yb3þ-silica fibre laser cladding-pumped at 1064 nm,” Opt. Commun.215, 381–387 (2003).

Ueda, K.

Unger, S.

Vasiliev, S. A.

Walde, T.

Wandt, D.

Wessels, P.

Yi, J. Y.

J. Y. Yi, Y. W. Fan, and S. L. Huang, “Study of Short-Wavelength Yb:Fiber Laser,” IEEE Photon. J.4(6), 2278–2284 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Zaouter, Y.

Zeil, P.

Appl. Opt.

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

W. Streifer and P. Saltz, “Transient analysis of an electronically tunable dye laser-part II: Analytic study,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.9(6), 563–569 (1973).
[CrossRef]

R. Paschotta, J. Nilsson, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, “Ytterbium-doped fiber amplifiers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.33(7), 1049–1056 (1997).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.

H. M. Pask, R. J. Carman, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, C. J. Mackechnie, P. R. Barber, and J. M. Dawes, “Ytterbium-doped silica fiber lasers: versatile sources for the 1-1.2 m region,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.1(1), 2–13 (1995).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. J.

J. Y. Yi, Y. W. Fan, and S. L. Huang, “Study of Short-Wavelength Yb:Fiber Laser,” IEEE Photon. J.4(6), 2278–2284 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun.

Y. H. Tsang, T. A. Christopher Udell, M. C. Pierce King, and T. Thomas, “Efficient high power Yb3þ-silica fibre laser cladding-pumped at 1064 nm,” Opt. Commun.215, 381–387 (2003).

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Other

E. Snitzer, H. Po, F. Hakimi, R. Tumminelli, and B. C. McCollum, “Double-clad, offset core Nd fiber laser,” in Opt. Fiber Sens. Opt. Soc. Amer. Tech. Dig. Ser. vol. 2, Postdeadline Paper PD5 (1988).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of the tunable fiber laser. The ring cavity is composed of a Rod-type fiber pumped by a 915 nm diode laser through a dichroic mirror (M1), half-wave plates (λ/2), one Fardaray isolator and a polarizing cube (PC).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Narrow bandwidth output spectra for selected laser wavelengths from 976 nm to 1120 nm. (b) High-resolution spectra for large (> 1 nm) and narrow (100 pm) spectral bandwidth at 976 nm (top) and 1120 nm (down).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Dashed: output power for 92 W launched pump power. Solid: maximum output power. Insets: far field beam profiles at different wavelengths

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Pump power needed to obtain a narrow bandwidth constant output power of 10 W (red) and lasing threshold (blue) versus wavelength. (b) Corresponding slope efficiency.

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I trans = h ν p ( σ ap σ es σ as σ ep ) τ fluo
n trans = σ al σ al + σ el
G 1030 =0.25. G 976 +0.72βα

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