Abstract

The longterm stability of the laser system is very important in many applications. In this letter, an ultra-stable, broadband, mid-infrared (MIR) optical parametric oscillator (OPO) pumped by a super-fluorescent fiber source is demonstrated. An idler MIR output power of 11.3 W with excellent beam quality was obtained and the corresponding pump-to-idler conversion slope efficiency was 15.9%. Furthermore, during 1h measurement at full power operation, the peak-to-peak fluctuation of idler output power was less than 1.9% and the corresponding standard deviation was less than 0.4% RMS, which was much better than that of a traditional single mode fiber laser pumped OPO system (10.9% for peak-to-peak fluctuation and 1.8% RMS for the standard deviation) in another experiment for comparison. To our knowledge, this is the first demonstration on a high-power, ultra-stable OPO system by using the modefree pump source, which offered an effective approach to achieve an ultra-stable MIR source and broadened the range of the super-fluorescent fiber source applications.

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K. Wei, Y. Guo, X. Lai, and S. Fan, “Peak power tunable mid-infrared oscillator pumped by a high power picosecond pulsed fiber amplifier with bunch output,” Laser Phys. 26(7), 075101 (2016).
[Crossref]

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2014 (3)

2013 (4)

P. Jiang, T. Chen, D. Yang, B. Wu, S. Cai, and Y. Shen, “A fiber laser pumped dual-wavelength mid-infrared optical parametric oscillator based on aperiodically poled magnesium oxide doped lithium niobate,” Laser Phys. Lett. 10(11), 115405 (2013).
[Crossref]

J. Liu and P. Wang, “High-power broadband thulium-doped all-fiber superfluorescent source at 2µm,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 25(3), 242–245 (2013).
[Crossref]

J. B. Barria, S. Roux, J. B. Dherbecourt, M. Raybaut, J. M. Melkonian, A. Godard, and M. Lefebvre, “Microsecond fiber laser pumped, single-frequency optical parametric oscillator for trace gas detection,” Opt. Lett. 38(13), 2165–2167 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

2012 (3)

2011 (5)

2010 (2)

B. N. Upadhyayaa, U. Chakravartya, A. Kuruvillaa, S. M. Oaka, M. R. Shenoyb, and K. Thyagarajanb, “Self-pulsing characteristics of a high-power single transverse mode Yb-doped CW fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 283(10), 2206–2213 (2010).
[Crossref]

C. R. Phillips and M. M. Fejer, “Stability of the singly resonant optical parametric oscillator,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27(12), 2687–2699 (2010).
[Crossref]

2009 (1)

2007 (1)

2006 (3)

2004 (1)

R. Tuttle, “Large aircraft infrared countermeasures system,” Aerospace Daily Defense Report 210, 6–7 (2004).

Alam, S.-U.

Ariunbold, G. O.

Barria, J. B.

Bednyakova, A. E.

Boller, K. J.

Cai, S.

P. Jiang, T. Chen, D. Yang, B. Wu, S. Cai, and Y. Shen, “A fiber laser pumped dual-wavelength mid-infrared optical parametric oscillator based on aperiodically poled magnesium oxide doped lithium niobate,” Laser Phys. Lett. 10(11), 115405 (2013).
[Crossref]

Chaitanya Kumar, S.

Chakravartya, U.

B. N. Upadhyayaa, U. Chakravartya, A. Kuruvillaa, S. M. Oaka, M. R. Shenoyb, and K. Thyagarajanb, “Self-pulsing characteristics of a high-power single transverse mode Yb-doped CW fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 283(10), 2206–2213 (2010).
[Crossref]

Chan, H.-Y.

Chen, H.

Chen, J.

Chen, T.

Chen, W.

Clarkson, W. A.

Das, R.

Dherbecourt, J. B.

Eberhardt, R.

Ebrahim-Zadeh, M.

Fan, S.

K. Wei, Y. Guo, X. Lai, and S. Fan, “Peak power tunable mid-infrared oscillator pumped by a high power picosecond pulsed fiber amplifier with bunch output,” Laser Phys. 26(7), 075101 (2016).
[Crossref]

Fedoruk, M. P.

Fejer, M. M.

Fotiadi, A. A.

Geiser, P.

U. Willer, M. Saraji, A. Khorsandi, P. Geiser, and W. Schade, “Near- and mid-infrared laser monitoring of industrial processes, environment and security applications,” Opt. Lasers Eng. 44(7), 699–710 (2006).
[Crossref]

Godard, A.

Gong, M.

Guo, S.

Guo, Y.

K. Wei, Y. Guo, X. Lai, and S. Fan, “Peak power tunable mid-infrared oscillator pumped by a high power picosecond pulsed fiber amplifier with bunch output,” Laser Phys. 26(7), 075101 (2016).
[Crossref]

Halonen, L.

Henderson, A.

Hu, C.

Huang, L.

Ji, E.

Jiang, P.

Khorsandi, A.

U. Willer, M. Saraji, A. Khorsandi, P. Geiser, and W. Schade, “Near- and mid-infrared laser monitoring of industrial processes, environment and security applications,” Opt. Lasers Eng. 44(7), 699–710 (2006).
[Crossref]

Kliner, A.

Kumar, S. C.

Kurkov, A. S.

Kuruvillaa, A.

B. N. Upadhyayaa, U. Chakravartya, A. Kuruvillaa, S. M. Oaka, M. R. Shenoyb, and K. Thyagarajanb, “Self-pulsing characteristics of a high-power single transverse mode Yb-doped CW fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 283(10), 2206–2213 (2010).
[Crossref]

Lai, X.

K. Wei, Y. Guo, X. Lai, and S. Fan, “Peak power tunable mid-infrared oscillator pumped by a high power picosecond pulsed fiber amplifier with bunch output,” Laser Phys. 26(7), 075101 (2016).
[Crossref]

Latkin, A. I.

Lee, C. J.

Lefebvre, M.

Leng, J.

Li, X.

X. Li, X. Xu, Y. Shang, H. Wang, and L. Liu, “Study on high power continuous-wave mid-infrared optical parametric oscillator,” Proc. SPIE 9251, 92510A1 (2014).

Limpert, J.

Lindsay, I. D.

Liu, J.

J. Liu and P. Wang, “High-power broadband thulium-doped all-fiber superfluorescent source at 2µm,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 25(3), 242–245 (2013).
[Crossref]

Liu, L.

X. Li, X. Xu, Y. Shang, H. Wang, and L. Liu, “Study on high power continuous-wave mid-infrared optical parametric oscillator,” Proc. SPIE 9251, 92510A1 (2014).

Liu, Q.

Liu, W.

Long, W. H.

Melkonian, J. M.

Nieuwenhuis, A. F.

Oaka, S. M.

B. N. Upadhyayaa, U. Chakravartya, A. Kuruvillaa, S. M. Oaka, M. R. Shenoyb, and K. Thyagarajanb, “Self-pulsing characteristics of a high-power single transverse mode Yb-doped CW fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 283(10), 2206–2213 (2010).
[Crossref]

Peltola, J.

Phillips, C. R.

Ramaiah-Badarla, V.

Raybaut, M.

Rekas, M.

Rhein, S.

Richardson, D. J.

Rothhardt, J.

Roux, S.

Sahu, J. K.

Samanta, G. K.

Saraji, M.

U. Willer, M. Saraji, A. Khorsandi, P. Geiser, and W. Schade, “Near- and mid-infrared laser monitoring of industrial processes, environment and security applications,” Opt. Lasers Eng. 44(7), 699–710 (2006).
[Crossref]

Sautenkov, V. A.

Schade, W.

U. Willer, M. Saraji, A. Khorsandi, P. Geiser, and W. Schade, “Near- and mid-infrared laser monitoring of industrial processes, environment and security applications,” Opt. Lasers Eng. 44(7), 699–710 (2006).
[Crossref]

Schmidt, O.

Schreiber, T.

Scully, M. O.

Shang, Y.

X. Li, X. Xu, Y. Shang, H. Wang, and L. Liu, “Study on high power continuous-wave mid-infrared optical parametric oscillator,” Proc. SPIE 9251, 92510A1 (2014).

Shen, D.

Shen, Y.

Shenoyb, M. R.

B. N. Upadhyayaa, U. Chakravartya, A. Kuruvillaa, S. M. Oaka, M. R. Shenoyb, and K. Thyagarajanb, “Self-pulsing characteristics of a high-power single transverse mode Yb-doped CW fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 283(10), 2206–2213 (2010).
[Crossref]

Shepherd, D. P.

Sholokhov, E.

Siltanen, M.

Stafford, R.

Storteboom, J.

Strecker, M.

Thyagarajanb, K.

B. N. Upadhyayaa, U. Chakravartya, A. Kuruvillaa, S. M. Oaka, M. R. Shenoyb, and K. Thyagarajanb, “Self-pulsing characteristics of a high-power single transverse mode Yb-doped CW fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 283(10), 2206–2213 (2010).
[Crossref]

Tünnermann, A.

Turitsyn, S. K.

Tuttle, R.

R. Tuttle, “Large aircraft infrared countermeasures system,” Aerospace Daily Defense Report 210, 6–7 (2004).

Upadhyayaa, B. N.

B. N. Upadhyayaa, U. Chakravartya, A. Kuruvillaa, S. M. Oaka, M. R. Shenoyb, and K. Thyagarajanb, “Self-pulsing characteristics of a high-power single transverse mode Yb-doped CW fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 283(10), 2206–2213 (2010).
[Crossref]

Vainio, M.

Wang, H.

X. Li, X. Xu, Y. Shang, H. Wang, and L. Liu, “Study on high power continuous-wave mid-infrared optical parametric oscillator,” Proc. SPIE 9251, 92510A1 (2014).

Wang, L.

Wang, P.

Wei, K.

K. Wei, Y. Guo, X. Lai, and S. Fan, “Peak power tunable mid-infrared oscillator pumped by a high power picosecond pulsed fiber amplifier with bunch output,” Laser Phys. 26(7), 075101 (2016).
[Crossref]

T. Chen, K. Wei, P. Jiang, B. Wu, and Y. Shen, “High-power multichannel PPMgLN-based optical parametric oscillator pumped by a master oscillation power amplification-structured Q-switched fiber laser,” Appl. Opt. 51(28), 6881–6885 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Willer, U.

U. Willer, M. Saraji, A. Khorsandi, P. Geiser, and W. Schade, “Near- and mid-infrared laser monitoring of industrial processes, environment and security applications,” Opt. Lasers Eng. 44(7), 699–710 (2006).
[Crossref]

Wirth, C.

Wu, B.

Wu, P.

Xiao, H.

Xu, J.

Xu, L.

Xu, X.

X. Li, X. Xu, Y. Shang, H. Wang, and L. Liu, “Study on high power continuous-wave mid-infrared optical parametric oscillator,” Proc. SPIE 9251, 92510A1 (2014).

Yang, D.

Yang, X.

Zhao, T.

Zhou, P.

Aerospace Daily Defense Report (1)

R. Tuttle, “Large aircraft infrared countermeasures system,” Aerospace Daily Defense Report 210, 6–7 (2004).

Appl. Opt. (4)

IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. (1)

J. Liu and P. Wang, “High-power broadband thulium-doped all-fiber superfluorescent source at 2µm,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 25(3), 242–245 (2013).
[Crossref]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Laser Phys. (1)

K. Wei, Y. Guo, X. Lai, and S. Fan, “Peak power tunable mid-infrared oscillator pumped by a high power picosecond pulsed fiber amplifier with bunch output,” Laser Phys. 26(7), 075101 (2016).
[Crossref]

Laser Phys. Lett. (1)

P. Jiang, T. Chen, D. Yang, B. Wu, S. Cai, and Y. Shen, “A fiber laser pumped dual-wavelength mid-infrared optical parametric oscillator based on aperiodically poled magnesium oxide doped lithium niobate,” Laser Phys. Lett. 10(11), 115405 (2013).
[Crossref]

Opt. Commun. (1)

B. N. Upadhyayaa, U. Chakravartya, A. Kuruvillaa, S. M. Oaka, M. R. Shenoyb, and K. Thyagarajanb, “Self-pulsing characteristics of a high-power single transverse mode Yb-doped CW fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 283(10), 2206–2213 (2010).
[Crossref]

Opt. Express (7)

P. Jiang, T. Chen, B. Wu, D. Yang, C. Hu, P. Wu, Y. Shen, Y. Shen, and W. H. Long, “Compact high power mid-infrared optical parametric oscillator pumped by a gain-switched fiber laser with “figure-of-h” pulse shape,” Opt. Express 23(3), 2633–2638 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Xu, L. Huang, J. Leng, H. Xiao, S. Guo, P. Zhou, and J. Chen, “1.01 kW superfluorescent source in all-fiberized MOPA configuration,” Opt. Express 23(5), 5485–5490 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. K. Turitsyn, A. E. Bednyakova, M. P. Fedoruk, A. I. Latkin, A. A. Fotiadi, A. S. Kurkov, and E. Sholokhov, “Modeling of CW Yb-doped fiber lasers with highly nonlinear cavity dynamics,” Opt. Express 19(9), 8394–8405 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Storteboom, C. J. Lee, A. F. Nieuwenhuis, I. D. Lindsay, and K. J. Boller, “Incoherently pumped continuous wave optical parametric oscillator broadened by non-collinear phasematching,” Opt. Express 19(22), 21786–21792 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

W. Chen, D. Shen, T. Zhao, and X. Yang, “High power Er,Yb-doped superfluorescent fiber source with over 16 W output near 1.55 μm,” Opt. Express 20(13), 14542–14546 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Henderson and R. Stafford, “Low threshold, singly-resonant CW OPO pumped by an all-fiber pump source,” Opt. Express 14(2), 767–772 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

O. Schmidt, M. Rekas, C. Wirth, J. Rothhardt, S. Rhein, A. Kliner, M. Strecker, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, R. Eberhardt, and A. Tünnermann, “High power narrow-band fiber-based ASE source,” Opt. Express 19(5), 4421–4427 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Opt. Lasers Eng. (1)

U. Willer, M. Saraji, A. Khorsandi, P. Geiser, and W. Schade, “Near- and mid-infrared laser monitoring of industrial processes, environment and security applications,” Opt. Lasers Eng. 44(7), 699–710 (2006).
[Crossref]

Opt. Lett. (9)

P. Wang, J. K. Sahu, and W. A. Clarkson, “110 W double-ended ytterbium-doped fiber superfluorescent source with M2 = 1.6,” Opt. Lett. 31(21), 3116–3118 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Xu, W. Liu, J. Leng, H. Xiao, S. Guo, P. Zhou, and J. Chen, “Power scaling of narrowband high-power all-fiber superfluorescent fiber source to 1.87 kW,” Opt. Lett. 40(13), 2973–2976 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Chaitanya Kumar and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “High-power, continuous-wave, mid-infrared optical parametric oscillator based on MgO:sPPLT,” Opt. Lett. 36(13), 2578–2580 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. B. Barria, S. Roux, J. B. Dherbecourt, M. Raybaut, J. M. Melkonian, A. Godard, and M. Lefebvre, “Microsecond fiber laser pumped, single-frequency optical parametric oscillator for trace gas detection,” Opt. Lett. 38(13), 2165–2167 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

L. Xu, H.-Y. Chan, S.-U. Alam, D. J. Richardson, and D. P. Shepherd, “Fiber-laser-pumped, high-energy, mid-IR, picosecond optical parametric oscillator with a high-harmonic cavity,” Opt. Lett. 40(14), 3288–3291 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

V. Ramaiah-Badarla, S. Chaitanya Kumar, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Fiber-laser-pumped, dual-wavelength, picosecond optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Lett. 39(9), 2739–2742 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

R. Das, S. C. Kumar, G. K. Samanta, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Broadband, high-power, continuous-wave, mid-infrared source using extended phase-matching bandwidth in MgO:PPLN,” Opt. Lett. 34(24), 3836–3838 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

P. Wang and W. A. Clarkson, “High-power, single-mode, linearly polarized, ytterbium-doped fiber superfluorescent source,” Opt. Lett. 32(17), 2605–2607 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

G. O. Ariunbold, V. A. Sautenkov, and M. O. Scully, “Temporal coherent control of superfluorescent pulses,” Opt. Lett. 37(12), 2400–2402 (2012).
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Proc. SPIE (1)

X. Li, X. Xu, Y. Shang, H. Wang, and L. Liu, “Study on high power continuous-wave mid-infrared optical parametric oscillator,” Proc. SPIE 9251, 92510A1 (2014).

Other (2)

D. W. Chen and T. S. Rose, “Low noise 10 W CW OPO generation near 3 µm with MgO doped PPLN,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 3 of 2005 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CThQ2.

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Figures (9)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Experimental setup of the super-fluorescent fiber source pumped OPO system.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 Spectral evolution (a) Spectral details of the super-fluorescent fiber source at different power levels; (b) Power stability at full power.
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 Photos of modular OPO system
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 Spectral evolution (a) Spectral details of a conventional fiber amplifier at different power levels; (b) Power stability at full power.
Fig. 5
Fig. 5 Idler output power as a function of pump power (blue:traditional fiber laser; red:ASE fiber source).
Fig. 6
Fig. 6 Idler spectra (a) pumped by ASE fiber source; and (b) pumped by a traditional fiber laser.
Fig. 7
Fig. 7 Signal spectra (a) pumped by ASE fiber source; and (b) pumped by a traditional fiber laser.
Fig. 8
Fig. 8 Idler power stability (a) pumped by ASE fiber source; and (b) pumped by a traditional fiber laser.
Fig. 9
Fig. 9 (a) Beam quality measurement; (b) Near-field intensity distribution.

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