Abstract

Selective amplifications of LP01 fundamental mode and higher order modes LP11 and LP01 are demonstrated in a double-pass Nd-doped LMA fiber amplifier operating at 910 nm. A multimode core fiber Bragg grating is employed to select a single guided mode by simply adjusting the wavelength of the seed signal. Although the M2 parameter of the output beam from the amplifier was ~2.5 in a single-pass configuration, a double-pass configuration with LP01 mode selection reduces the value of the M2 parameter to 1.06 in spite of the multimode nature of the core (V~5). In addition, it is shown that this amplifier configuration permits to lower both the power saturation and the parasitic emission at 1060 nm, which consequently increase the pump-to-signal conversion efficiency at 910 nm.

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

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2009 (2)

E. M. Dianov, M. E. Likhachev, and S. Février, “Solid-Core Photonic Bandgap Fibers for High-Power Fiber Lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15(1), 20–29 (2009).
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Baskiotis, C.

D. Jain, C. Baskiotis, T. C. May-Smith, J. Kim, and J. K. Sahu, “Large Mode Area Multi-Trench Fiber With Delocalization of Higher Order Modes,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 20(5), 242–250 (2014).
[Crossref]

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Cadier, B.

Chan, J. S. P.

Chen, Z.

Clarkson, W. A.

Daniel, J. M. O.

Dianov, E. M.

E. M. Dianov, M. E. Likhachev, and S. Février, “Solid-Core Photonic Bandgap Fibers for High-Power Fiber Lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15(1), 20–29 (2009).
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Dong, L.

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

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[Crossref]

Dostovalov, A. V.

Eidam, T.

J. Limpert, F. Stutzki, F. Jansen, H.-J. Otto, T. Eidam, C. Jauregui, and A. Tünnermann, “Yb-doped large-pitch fibres: effective single-mode operation based on higher-order mode delocalisation,” Light Sci. Appl. 1(4), 1–5 (2012).
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Février, S.

E. M. Dianov, M. E. Likhachev, and S. Février, “Solid-Core Photonic Bandgap Fibers for High-Power Fiber Lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15(1), 20–29 (2009).
[Crossref]

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Fu, L.

L. Dong, T. Wu, H. A. McKay, L. Fu, J. Li, and H. G. Winful, “All-Glass Large-Core Leakage Channel Fibers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15(1), 47–53 (2009).
[Crossref]

Gilles, H.

Girard, S.

Goldberg, L.

Gu, G.

Hawkins, T.

Ibsen, M.

Jain, D.

D. Jain, C. Baskiotis, T. C. May-Smith, J. Kim, and J. K. Sahu, “Large Mode Area Multi-Trench Fiber With Delocalization of Higher Order Modes,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 20(5), 242–250 (2014).
[Crossref]

Jakobsen, C.

Jansen, F.

J. Limpert, F. Stutzki, F. Jansen, H.-J. Otto, T. Eidam, C. Jauregui, and A. Tünnermann, “Yb-doped large-pitch fibres: effective single-mode operation based on higher-order mode delocalisation,” Light Sci. Appl. 1(4), 1–5 (2012).
[Crossref]

Jauregui, C.

J. Limpert, F. Stutzki, F. Jansen, H.-J. Otto, T. Eidam, C. Jauregui, and A. Tünnermann, “Yb-doped large-pitch fibres: effective single-mode operation based on higher-order mode delocalisation,” Light Sci. Appl. 1(4), 1–5 (2012).
[Crossref]

Kablukov, S. I.

Kim, J.

D. Jain, C. Baskiotis, T. C. May-Smith, J. Kim, and J. K. Sahu, “Large Mode Area Multi-Trench Fiber With Delocalization of Higher Order Modes,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 20(5), 242–250 (2014).
[Crossref]

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Koplow, J. P.

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

J. Limpert, A. Liem, M. Reich, T. Schreiber, S. Nolte, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, J. Broeng, A. Petersson, and C. Jakobsen, “Low-nonlinearity single-transverse-mode ytterbium-doped photonic crystal fiber amplifier,” Opt. Express 12(7), 1313–1319 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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Marciante, J. R.

May-Smith, T. C.

D. Jain, C. Baskiotis, T. C. May-Smith, J. Kim, and J. K. Sahu, “Large Mode Area Multi-Trench Fiber With Delocalization of Higher Order Modes,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 20(5), 242–250 (2014).
[Crossref]

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McKay, H. A.

L. Dong, T. Wu, H. A. McKay, L. Fu, J. Li, and H. G. Winful, “All-Glass Large-Core Leakage Channel Fibers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15(1), 47–53 (2009).
[Crossref]

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Nolte, S.

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J. Limpert, F. Stutzki, F. Jansen, H.-J. Otto, T. Eidam, C. Jauregui, and A. Tünnermann, “Yb-doped large-pitch fibres: effective single-mode operation based on higher-order mode delocalisation,” Light Sci. Appl. 1(4), 1–5 (2012).
[Crossref]

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Sahu, J. K.

D. Jain, C. Baskiotis, T. C. May-Smith, J. Kim, and J. K. Sahu, “Large Mode Area Multi-Trench Fiber With Delocalization of Higher Order Modes,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 20(5), 242–250 (2014).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

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Schreiber, T.

Shkunov, V. V.

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Smith, J. J.

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J. Limpert, F. Stutzki, F. Jansen, H.-J. Otto, T. Eidam, C. Jauregui, and A. Tünnermann, “Yb-doped large-pitch fibres: effective single-mode operation based on higher-order mode delocalisation,” Light Sci. Appl. 1(4), 1–5 (2012).
[Crossref]

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J. Limpert, F. Stutzki, F. Jansen, H.-J. Otto, T. Eidam, C. Jauregui, and A. Tünnermann, “Yb-doped large-pitch fibres: effective single-mode operation based on higher-order mode delocalisation,” Light Sci. Appl. 1(4), 1–5 (2012).
[Crossref]

J. Limpert, A. Liem, M. Reich, T. Schreiber, S. Nolte, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, J. Broeng, A. Petersson, and C. Jakobsen, “Low-nonlinearity single-transverse-mode ytterbium-doped photonic crystal fiber amplifier,” Opt. Express 12(7), 1313–1319 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Winful, H. G.

L. Dong, T. Wu, H. A. McKay, L. Fu, J. Li, and H. G. Winful, “All-Glass Large-Core Leakage Channel Fibers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15(1), 47–53 (2009).
[Crossref]

Wolf, A. A.

Wu, T.

L. Dong, T. Wu, H. A. McKay, L. Fu, J. Li, and H. G. Winful, “All-Glass Large-Core Leakage Channel Fibers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15(1), 47–53 (2009).
[Crossref]

Zellmer, H.

Zlobina, E. A.

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (3)

D. Jain, C. Baskiotis, T. C. May-Smith, J. Kim, and J. K. Sahu, “Large Mode Area Multi-Trench Fiber With Delocalization of Higher Order Modes,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 20(5), 242–250 (2014).
[Crossref]

E. M. Dianov, M. E. Likhachev, and S. Février, “Solid-Core Photonic Bandgap Fibers for High-Power Fiber Lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15(1), 20–29 (2009).
[Crossref]

L. Dong, T. Wu, H. A. McKay, L. Fu, J. Li, and H. G. Winful, “All-Glass Large-Core Leakage Channel Fibers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15(1), 47–53 (2009).
[Crossref]

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J. Limpert, F. Stutzki, F. Jansen, H.-J. Otto, T. Eidam, C. Jauregui, and A. Tünnermann, “Yb-doped large-pitch fibres: effective single-mode operation based on higher-order mode delocalisation,” Light Sci. Appl. 1(4), 1–5 (2012).
[Crossref]

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Fig. 1 Transmission spectrum of the multimode FBG used in the experiments.
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Fig. 2 Schematic diagram of the double-pass Nd-doped fiber amplifier.
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Fig. 3 Amplified output power versus launched pump power for (a) LP01 mode operation and (b) multimode single-pass amplification. Input seed power was 50 mW.

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Table 1 Comparison between calculated and measured Bragg wavelengths for the four guided modes supported by the multimode fiber

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Table 2 Beam intensity profiles reflected by the FBG and measured by a CCD camera.

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