Abstract

We study a coupled cavity laser configuration where a passively Q-switched Nd:YAG microchip laser is combined with an extended cavity, including a doped multimode fiber. For appropriate coupling levels with the extended cavity, we observed that beam self-cleaning was induced in the multimode fiber thanks to nonlinear modal coupling, leading to a quasi-single mode laser output. In the regime of beam self-cleaning, laser pulse duration was reduced from 525 to 225 ps. We also observed a Q-switched mode-locked operation, where spatial self-cleaning was accompanied by far-detuned nonlinear frequency conversion in the active multimode fiber.

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2017 (3)

2016 (6)

K. Krupa, C. Louot, V. Couderc, M. Fabert, R. Guenard, B. M. Shalaby, A. Tonello, D. Pagnoux, P. Leproux, A. Bendahmane, R. Dupiol, G. Millot, and S. Wabnitz, “Spatiotemporal characterization of supercontinuum extending from the visible to the mid-infrared in a multimode graded-index optical fiber,” Opt. Lett. 41(24), 5785–5788 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

L. G. Wright, Z. Liu, D. A. Nolan, M. J. Li, D. N. Christodoulides, and F. W. Wise, “Self-organized instability in graded index multimode fibre,” Nat. Photonics 10(12), 771–776 (2016).
[Crossref]

Z. Liu, L. G. Wright, D. N. Christodoulides, and F. W. Wise, “Kerr self-cleaning of femtosecond-pulsed beams in graded-index multimode fiber,” Opt. Lett. 41(16), 3675–3678 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Y. Glick, V. Fromzel, J. Zhang, A. Dahan, N. Ter-Gabrielyan, R. K. Pattnaik, and M. Dubinskii, “High power, high efficiency diode pumped Raman fiber laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 13(6), 065101 (2016).
[Crossref]

K. Krupa, A. Tonello, A. Barthélémy, V. Couderc, B. M. Shalaby, A. Bendahmane, G. Millot, and S. Wabnitz, “Observation of geometric parametric instability induced by the periodic spatial self-imaging of multimode waves,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 116(18), 183901 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

R. Florentin, V. Kermene, J. Benoist, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, D. Pagnoux, A. Barthélémy, and J.-P. Huignard, “Shaping the light amplified in a multimode fiber,” Light Sci. Appl. 6(2), e16208 (2016).
[Crossref]

2013 (2)

N. D. Zameroski, M. Wanke, and D. Bossert, “Cavity length dependence of mode beating in passively Q-switched Nd-solid state lasers,” Proc. of SPIE 8599, 85991V (2013).

W. Z. Zhuang, M. T. Chang, H. C. Liang, and Y. F. Chen, “High-power high-repetition-rate subpicosecond monolithic Yb:KGW laser with self-mode locking,” Opt. Lett. 38(14), 2596–2599 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2012 (2)

2011 (1)

C. Michel, M. Haelterman, P. Suret, S. Randoux, R. Kaiser, and A. Picozzi, “Thermalization and condensation in an incoherently pumped passive optical cavity,” Phys. Rev. A 84033848 (2011).

2009 (2)

H. S. Kim and M. C. Richardson, “Output characteristic of a gain guided, index anti-guided fiber amplifier under the condition of gain saturation,” Opt. Express 17(18), 15969–15974 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. R. Marciante, “Gain filtering for single-spatial-mode operation of large-mode-area fiber amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15(1), 30–36 (2009).
[Crossref]

2006 (1)

2004 (3)

2002 (1)

2000 (1)

Alley, T. G.

Auguste, J. L.

Babin, S. A.

Baek, S. H.

Barthélémy, A.

K. Krupa, A. Tonello, B. M. Shalaby, M. Fabert, A. Barthélémy, G. Millot, S. Wabnitz, and V. Couderc, “Spatial beam self-cleaning in multimode fiber,” Nat. Photonics 11(4), 237–241 (2017).
[Crossref]

R. Guenard, K. Krupa, R. Dupiol, M. Fabert, A. Bendahmane, V. Kermene, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, J. L. Auguste, A. Tonello, A. Barthélémy, G. Millot, S. Wabnitz, and V. Couderc, “Kerr self-cleaning of pulsed beam in an ytterbium doped multimode fiber,” Opt. Express 25(5), 4783–4792 (2017).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

R. Florentin, V. Kermene, J. Benoist, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, D. Pagnoux, A. Barthélémy, and J.-P. Huignard, “Shaping the light amplified in a multimode fiber,” Light Sci. Appl. 6(2), e16208 (2016).
[Crossref]

K. Krupa, A. Tonello, A. Barthélémy, V. Couderc, B. M. Shalaby, A. Bendahmane, G. Millot, and S. Wabnitz, “Observation of geometric parametric instability induced by the periodic spatial self-imaging of multimode waves,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 116(18), 183901 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Beach, R. J.

Bendahmane, A.

Benoist, J.

R. Florentin, V. Kermene, J. Benoist, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, D. Pagnoux, A. Barthélémy, and J.-P. Huignard, “Shaping the light amplified in a multimode fiber,” Light Sci. Appl. 6(2), e16208 (2016).
[Crossref]

Bhutta, T.

Bossert, D.

N. D. Zameroski, M. Wanke, and D. Bossert, “Cavity length dependence of mode beating in passively Q-switched Nd-solid state lasers,” Proc. of SPIE 8599, 85991V (2013).

Chang, M. T.

Chen, Y. F.

Christodoulides, D. N.

Z. Liu, L. G. Wright, D. N. Christodoulides, and F. W. Wise, “Kerr self-cleaning of femtosecond-pulsed beams in graded-index multimode fiber,” Opt. Lett. 41(16), 3675–3678 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

L. G. Wright, Z. Liu, D. A. Nolan, M. J. Li, D. N. Christodoulides, and F. W. Wise, “Self-organized instability in graded index multimode fibre,” Nat. Photonics 10(12), 771–776 (2016).
[Crossref]

Couderc, V.

K. Krupa, A. Tonello, B. M. Shalaby, M. Fabert, A. Barthélémy, G. Millot, S. Wabnitz, and V. Couderc, “Spatial beam self-cleaning in multimode fiber,” Nat. Photonics 11(4), 237–241 (2017).
[Crossref]

R. Guenard, K. Krupa, R. Dupiol, M. Fabert, A. Bendahmane, V. Kermene, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, J. L. Auguste, A. Tonello, A. Barthélémy, G. Millot, S. Wabnitz, and V. Couderc, “Kerr self-cleaning of pulsed beam in an ytterbium doped multimode fiber,” Opt. Express 25(5), 4783–4792 (2017).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

K. Krupa, C. Louot, V. Couderc, M. Fabert, R. Guenard, B. M. Shalaby, A. Tonello, D. Pagnoux, P. Leproux, A. Bendahmane, R. Dupiol, G. Millot, and S. Wabnitz, “Spatiotemporal characterization of supercontinuum extending from the visible to the mid-infrared in a multimode graded-index optical fiber,” Opt. Lett. 41(24), 5785–5788 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

K. Krupa, A. Tonello, A. Barthélémy, V. Couderc, B. M. Shalaby, A. Bendahmane, G. Millot, and S. Wabnitz, “Observation of geometric parametric instability induced by the periodic spatial self-imaging of multimode waves,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 116(18), 183901 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

F. El Bassri, F. Doutre, N. Mothe, L. Jaffres, D. Pagnoux, V. Couderc, and A. Jalocha, “Hybrid Q-switched broadband laser source with low timing jitter,” Opt. Express 20(2), 1202–1212 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

V. Couderc, A. Crunteanu, M. Fabert, F. Doutre, F. El Bassri, D. Pagnoux, and A. Jalocha, “Picosecond pulse generation in a hybrid Q-switched laser source by using a microelectromechanical mirror,” Opt. Express 20(5), 5524–5529 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Crunteanu, A.

Dahan, A.

Y. Glick, V. Fromzel, J. Zhang, A. Dahan, N. Ter-Gabrielyan, R. K. Pattnaik, and M. Dubinskii, “High power, high efficiency diode pumped Raman fiber laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 13(6), 065101 (2016).
[Crossref]

de Sterke, C.

Desfarges-Berthelemot, A.

Dostovalov, A. V.

Doutre, F.

Dubinskii, M.

Y. Glick, V. Fromzel, J. Zhang, A. Dahan, N. Ter-Gabrielyan, R. K. Pattnaik, and M. Dubinskii, “High power, high efficiency diode pumped Raman fiber laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 13(6), 065101 (2016).
[Crossref]

Dupiol, R.

Eggleton, B.

El Bassri, F.

Fabert, M.

Florentin, R.

R. Florentin, V. Kermene, J. Benoist, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, D. Pagnoux, A. Barthélémy, and J.-P. Huignard, “Shaping the light amplified in a multimode fiber,” Light Sci. Appl. 6(2), e16208 (2016).
[Crossref]

Flusche, B. M.

Fromzel, V.

Y. Glick, V. Fromzel, J. Zhang, A. Dahan, N. Ter-Gabrielyan, R. K. Pattnaik, and M. Dubinskii, “High power, high efficiency diode pumped Raman fiber laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 13(6), 065101 (2016).
[Crossref]

Glick, Y.

Y. Glick, V. Fromzel, J. Zhang, A. Dahan, N. Ter-Gabrielyan, R. K. Pattnaik, and M. Dubinskii, “High power, high efficiency diode pumped Raman fiber laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 13(6), 065101 (2016).
[Crossref]

Goldberg, L.

Guenard, R.

Haelterman, M.

C. Michel, M. Haelterman, P. Suret, S. Randoux, R. Kaiser, and A. Picozzi, “Thermalization and condensation in an incoherently pumped passive optical cavity,” Phys. Rev. A 84033848 (2011).

Huignard, J.-P.

R. Florentin, V. Kermene, J. Benoist, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, D. Pagnoux, A. Barthélémy, and J.-P. Huignard, “Shaping the light amplified in a multimode fiber,” Light Sci. Appl. 6(2), e16208 (2016).
[Crossref]

Jaffres, L.

Jalocha, A.

Kablukov, S. I.

Kaiser, R.

C. Michel, M. Haelterman, P. Suret, S. Randoux, R. Kaiser, and A. Picozzi, “Thermalization and condensation in an incoherently pumped passive optical cavity,” Phys. Rev. A 84033848 (2011).

Kermene, V.

Kim, H. S.

Kliner, D. A. V.

Koplow, J. P.

Krupa, K.

Kuhlmey, B.

Leproux, P.

Li, M. J.

L. G. Wright, Z. Liu, D. A. Nolan, M. J. Li, D. N. Christodoulides, and F. W. Wise, “Self-organized instability in graded index multimode fibre,” Nat. Photonics 10(12), 771–776 (2016).
[Crossref]

Liang, H. C.

Liu, Z.

Z. Liu, L. G. Wright, D. N. Christodoulides, and F. W. Wise, “Kerr self-cleaning of femtosecond-pulsed beams in graded-index multimode fiber,” Opt. Lett. 41(16), 3675–3678 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

L. G. Wright, Z. Liu, D. A. Nolan, M. J. Li, D. N. Christodoulides, and F. W. Wise, “Self-organized instability in graded index multimode fibre,” Nat. Photonics 10(12), 771–776 (2016).
[Crossref]

Louot, C.

Mackenzie, J. I.

Marciante, J. R.

J. R. Marciante, “Gain filtering for single-spatial-mode operation of large-mode-area fiber amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15(1), 30–36 (2009).
[Crossref]

Michel, C.

C. Michel, M. Haelterman, P. Suret, S. Randoux, R. Kaiser, and A. Picozzi, “Thermalization and condensation in an incoherently pumped passive optical cavity,” Phys. Rev. A 84033848 (2011).

Millot, G.

Mothe, N.

Nolan, D. A.

L. G. Wright, Z. Liu, D. A. Nolan, M. J. Li, D. N. Christodoulides, and F. W. Wise, “Self-organized instability in graded index multimode fibre,” Nat. Photonics 10(12), 771–776 (2016).
[Crossref]

Pagnoux, D.

Pattnaik, R. K.

Y. Glick, V. Fromzel, J. Zhang, A. Dahan, N. Ter-Gabrielyan, R. K. Pattnaik, and M. Dubinskii, “High power, high efficiency diode pumped Raman fiber laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 13(6), 065101 (2016).
[Crossref]

Picozzi, A.

C. Michel, M. Haelterman, P. Suret, S. Randoux, R. Kaiser, and A. Picozzi, “Thermalization and condensation in an incoherently pumped passive optical cavity,” Phys. Rev. A 84033848 (2011).

Randoux, S.

C. Michel, M. Haelterman, P. Suret, S. Randoux, R. Kaiser, and A. Picozzi, “Thermalization and condensation in an incoherently pumped passive optical cavity,” Phys. Rev. A 84033848 (2011).

Richardson, M. C.

Roh, W. B.

Russell, T. H.

Shalaby, B. M.

K. Krupa, A. Tonello, B. M. Shalaby, M. Fabert, A. Barthélémy, G. Millot, S. Wabnitz, and V. Couderc, “Spatial beam self-cleaning in multimode fiber,” Nat. Photonics 11(4), 237–241 (2017).
[Crossref]

K. Krupa, A. Tonello, A. Barthélémy, V. Couderc, B. M. Shalaby, A. Bendahmane, G. Millot, and S. Wabnitz, “Observation of geometric parametric instability induced by the periodic spatial self-imaging of multimode waves,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 116(18), 183901 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

K. Krupa, C. Louot, V. Couderc, M. Fabert, R. Guenard, B. M. Shalaby, A. Tonello, D. Pagnoux, P. Leproux, A. Bendahmane, R. Dupiol, G. Millot, and S. Wabnitz, “Spatiotemporal characterization of supercontinuum extending from the visible to the mid-infrared in a multimode graded-index optical fiber,” Opt. Lett. 41(24), 5785–5788 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Shepherd, D. P.

Steel, M.

Steinvurzel, P.

Suret, P.

C. Michel, M. Haelterman, P. Suret, S. Randoux, R. Kaiser, and A. Picozzi, “Thermalization and condensation in an incoherently pumped passive optical cavity,” Phys. Rev. A 84033848 (2011).

Ter-Gabrielyan, N.

Y. Glick, V. Fromzel, J. Zhang, A. Dahan, N. Ter-Gabrielyan, R. K. Pattnaik, and M. Dubinskii, “High power, high efficiency diode pumped Raman fiber laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 13(6), 065101 (2016).
[Crossref]

Tonello, A.

Wabnitz, S.

Wanke, M.

N. D. Zameroski, M. Wanke, and D. Bossert, “Cavity length dependence of mode beating in passively Q-switched Nd-solid state lasers,” Proc. of SPIE 8599, 85991V (2013).

White, T.

Wise, F. W.

L. G. Wright, Z. Liu, D. A. Nolan, M. J. Li, D. N. Christodoulides, and F. W. Wise, “Self-organized instability in graded index multimode fibre,” Nat. Photonics 10(12), 771–776 (2016).
[Crossref]

Z. Liu, L. G. Wright, D. N. Christodoulides, and F. W. Wise, “Kerr self-cleaning of femtosecond-pulsed beams in graded-index multimode fiber,” Opt. Lett. 41(16), 3675–3678 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Wolf, A. A.

Wright, L. G.

Z. Liu, L. G. Wright, D. N. Christodoulides, and F. W. Wise, “Kerr self-cleaning of femtosecond-pulsed beams in graded-index multimode fiber,” Opt. Lett. 41(16), 3675–3678 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

L. G. Wright, Z. Liu, D. A. Nolan, M. J. Li, D. N. Christodoulides, and F. W. Wise, “Self-organized instability in graded index multimode fibre,” Nat. Photonics 10(12), 771–776 (2016).
[Crossref]

Zameroski, N. D.

N. D. Zameroski, M. Wanke, and D. Bossert, “Cavity length dependence of mode beating in passively Q-switched Nd-solid state lasers,” Proc. of SPIE 8599, 85991V (2013).

Zhang, J.

Y. Glick, V. Fromzel, J. Zhang, A. Dahan, N. Ter-Gabrielyan, R. K. Pattnaik, and M. Dubinskii, “High power, high efficiency diode pumped Raman fiber laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 13(6), 065101 (2016).
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J. R. Marciante, “Gain filtering for single-spatial-mode operation of large-mode-area fiber amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15(1), 30–36 (2009).
[Crossref]

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Y. Glick, V. Fromzel, J. Zhang, A. Dahan, N. Ter-Gabrielyan, R. K. Pattnaik, and M. Dubinskii, “High power, high efficiency diode pumped Raman fiber laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 13(6), 065101 (2016).
[Crossref]

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R. Florentin, V. Kermene, J. Benoist, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, D. Pagnoux, A. Barthélémy, and J.-P. Huignard, “Shaping the light amplified in a multimode fiber,” Light Sci. Appl. 6(2), e16208 (2016).
[Crossref]

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K. Krupa, A. Tonello, B. M. Shalaby, M. Fabert, A. Barthélémy, G. Millot, S. Wabnitz, and V. Couderc, “Spatial beam self-cleaning in multimode fiber,” Nat. Photonics 11(4), 237–241 (2017).
[Crossref]

L. G. Wright, Z. Liu, D. A. Nolan, M. J. Li, D. N. Christodoulides, and F. W. Wise, “Self-organized instability in graded index multimode fibre,” Nat. Photonics 10(12), 771–776 (2016).
[Crossref]

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S. H. Baek and W. B. Roh, “Single-mode Raman fiber laser based on a multimode fiber,” Opt. Lett. 29(2), 153–155 (2004).
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E. A. Zlobina, S. I. Kablukov, A. A. Wolf, A. V. Dostovalov, and S. A. Babin, “Nearly single-mode Raman lasing at 954 nm in a graded-index fiber directly pumped by a multimode laser diode,” Opt. Lett. 42(1), 9–12 (2017).
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K. Krupa, C. Louot, V. Couderc, M. Fabert, R. Guenard, B. M. Shalaby, A. Tonello, D. Pagnoux, P. Leproux, A. Bendahmane, R. Dupiol, G. Millot, and S. Wabnitz, “Spatiotemporal characterization of supercontinuum extending from the visible to the mid-infrared in a multimode graded-index optical fiber,” Opt. Lett. 41(24), 5785–5788 (2016).
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C. Michel, M. Haelterman, P. Suret, S. Randoux, R. Kaiser, and A. Picozzi, “Thermalization and condensation in an incoherently pumped passive optical cavity,” Phys. Rev. A 84033848 (2011).

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N. D. Zameroski, M. Wanke, and D. Bossert, “Cavity length dependence of mode beating in passively Q-switched Nd-solid state lasers,” Proc. of SPIE 8599, 85991V (2013).

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J. Limpert, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, T. Pertsch, and F. Lederer, “Suppression of higher order modes in a multimode fiber amplifier using efficient gain-loss-management (GLM),” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, (Optical Society of America, 2002), paper MB20.

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Figures (8)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Schematic of the coupled cavity composite MMF laser comprising a Nd:YAG/Cr:YAG microchip, half-wave plates (HWP), a polarizing beam splitter (PBS), a pump laser diode (LD) coupled to the 80 cm long Yb-MMF by a dichroic beam splitter (DBS) and a highly reflective mirror (Mext). The PBS provides also two of the output ports of the laser, indicated as (1) and (2); a third access point is represented by the weak transmission of mirror Mext Inset: refractive index profile of the fiber core (dark line) compared to a theoretical parabolic profile (Red dashed line).
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 Characteristics of the output beam after a single pass through the multimode Yb-doped optical fiber, for low input peak power (800 W). Spatial profile (a), temporal profile (b) spectro-spatial analysis (c).
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 Characteristics of the output beam measured through the leaks of the Mext mirror obtained in coupled cavity regime at maximum obtained peak power. Spatial profile (a), temporal profile (b) spectro-spatial analysis (c).
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 Intra-cavity average power measured in the MMF branch (red solid dots) for various level of coupling with the microchip cavity, as set by the orientation of the HWP#1. The red dashed line is a guide for the eye. The theoretical normalized cavity coupling is plot in solid blue for p polarization and in orange for s polarization. The grey area gives the boundaries for coupled cavity operation. The central blue area close to zero degrees corresponds to the angular range where mode-beating was observed.
Fig. 5
Fig. 5 (a) Laser beam image recorded at the output Mext mirror at the maximum output peak power; (b) Temporal shape of the Q-Switched pulse; (c) Spectro-temporal analysis of the output beam.
Fig. 6
Fig. 6 Average output power of the Q-switched composite laser as a function of gain in the MMF.
Fig. 7
Fig. 7 Temporal profile of the Q-Switched mode-locked pulses at: 1064 nm (a); 799 nm (b); 641 nm (c).
Fig. 8
Fig. 8 (a) Laser beam image recorded behind the output Mext mirror; Output spectrum of the laser for the HWP# 1 oriented close to 0°. The mode-locked regime leads to FWM generated with far detuned spectral lines.

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