Abstract

High-power fiber lasers operating at the 1.5 μm wavelength region have attractive features, such as eye safety and atmospheric transparency, and cascaded Raman fiber lasers offer a convenient method to obtain high-power sources at these wavelengths. A limitation to power scaling, however, has been the lower conversion efficiency of these lasers. We recently introduced a high-efficiency architecture for high-power cascaded Raman fiber lasers applicable for 1.5 μm fiber lasers. Here we demonstrate further power scaling using this new architecture. Using numerical simulations, we identify the ideal operating conditions for the new architecture. We demonstrate a high-efficiency 1480 nm cascaded Raman fiber laser with an output power of 301 W, comparable to record power levels achieved with rare-earth-doped fiber lasers in the 1.5 μm wavelength region.

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S. G. Grubb, T. Erdogan, V. Mizrahi, T. Strasser, W. Y. Cheung, W. A. Reed, P. J. Lemaire, A. E. Miller, S. G. Kosinski, G. Nykolak, and P. C. Becker, in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, Vol. 18 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 1995), paper SaA4.

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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, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 573 (2007).
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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, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 573 (2007).
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[CrossRef]

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S. G. Grubb, T. Erdogan, V. Mizrahi, T. Strasser, W. Y. Cheung, W. A. Reed, P. J. Lemaire, A. E. Miller, S. G. Kosinski, G. Nykolak, and P. C. Becker, in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, Vol. 18 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 1995), paper SaA4.

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Liu, X.

Lovelady, M.

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S. G. Grubb, T. Erdogan, V. Mizrahi, T. Strasser, W. Y. Cheung, W. A. Reed, P. J. Lemaire, A. E. Miller, S. G. Kosinski, G. Nykolak, and P. C. Becker, in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, Vol. 18 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 1995), paper SaA4.

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Neumann, J.

Nicholson, J. W.

Nichsolson, J. W.

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[CrossRef]

Y. Jeong, J. Sahu, D. Payne, and J. Nilsson, Opt. Express 12, 6088 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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T. Kashiwada, M. Shigematsu, T. Kougo, H. Kanamori, and M. Nishimura, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 3, 721 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Nykolak, G.

S. G. Grubb, T. Erdogan, V. Mizrahi, T. Strasser, W. Y. Cheung, W. A. Reed, P. J. Lemaire, A. E. Miller, S. G. Kosinski, G. Nykolak, and P. C. Becker, in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, Vol. 18 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 1995), paper SaA4.

Ortiz, R.

Palsdottir, B.

V. R. Supradeepa, J. W. Nichsolson, C. E. Headley, M. F. Yan, B. Palsdottir, and D. Jakobsen, Opt. Express 21, 7148 (2013).
[CrossRef]

V. R. Supradeepa, J. W. Nicholson, C. E. Headley, Y. Lee, B. Palsdottir, and D. Jakobsen, Proc. SPIE 8237, 82370J (2012).
[CrossRef]

Payne, D.

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, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 573 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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B. Pedersen, A. Bjarklev, J. H. Povlsen, K. Dybdal, and C. C. Larsen, J. Lightwave Technol. 9, 1105 (1991).
[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, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 573 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Povlsen, J. H.

B. Pedersen, A. Bjarklev, J. H. Povlsen, K. Dybdal, and C. C. Larsen, J. Lightwave Technol. 9, 1105 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Reed, W. A.

S. G. Grubb, T. Erdogan, V. Mizrahi, T. Strasser, W. Y. Cheung, W. A. Reed, P. J. Lemaire, A. E. Miller, S. G. Kosinski, G. Nykolak, and P. C. Becker, in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, Vol. 18 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 1995), paper SaA4.

Sahu, J.

Sahu, J. K.

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, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 573 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Shigematsu, M.

T. Kashiwada, M. Shigematsu, T. Kougo, H. Kanamori, and M. Nishimura, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 3, 721 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Strasser, T.

S. G. Grubb, T. Erdogan, V. Mizrahi, T. Strasser, W. Y. Cheung, W. A. Reed, P. J. Lemaire, A. E. Miller, S. G. Kosinski, G. Nykolak, and P. C. Becker, in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, Vol. 18 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 1995), paper SaA4.

Supradeepa, V. R.

Taunay, T.

Taylor, L. R.

Turner, P. W.

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, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 573 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Weßels, P.

Westbrook, P. S.

Wisk, P.

Yablon, A. D.

Yan, M. F.

Yoo, S.

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, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 573 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, J.

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

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, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 573 (2007).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

T. Kashiwada, M. Shigematsu, T. Kougo, H. Kanamori, and M. Nishimura, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 3, 721 (1991).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

B. Pedersen, A. Bjarklev, J. H. Povlsen, K. Dybdal, and C. C. Larsen, J. Lightwave Technol. 9, 1105 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (5)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Proc. SPIE (1)

V. R. Supradeepa, J. W. Nicholson, C. E. Headley, Y. Lee, B. Palsdottir, and D. Jakobsen, Proc. SPIE 8237, 82370J (2012).
[CrossRef]

Other (3)

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 4th ed. (Academic, 2007).

http://ofscatalog.specialityphotonics.com/category/high-power-products-and-cladding-pumped-fibers .

S. G. Grubb, T. Erdogan, V. Mizrahi, T. Strasser, W. Y. Cheung, W. A. Reed, P. J. Lemaire, A. E. Miller, S. G. Kosinski, G. Nykolak, and P. C. Becker, in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, Vol. 18 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 1995), paper SaA4.

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