Abstract

We report the efficient generation of 100-W single-frequency radiation with diffraction-limited beam quality at the 1064-nm wavelength by use of a master-oscillator fiber power-amplifier system, consisting of a diode-pumped monolithic nonplanar ring laser as the master oscillator and an Yb-doped large-mode-area fiber as the power amplifier. The emission spectrum, the intensity noise behavior, and further power-scaling possibilities to the >200W level, which are determined by the threshold of stimulated Brillouin scattering in the fiber amplifier, are discussed.

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1988 (1)

E. Snitzer, H. Po, F. Hakimi, R. Tumminelli, and B. C. McCollum, in Optical Fiber Sensors, Vol. 2 of 1988 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), postdeadline paper PD5.

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W. Wiechmann, T. J. Kane, D. Haserot, F. Adams, G. Truong, and J. D. Kmetec, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/U.S.), Vol. 6 of 1998 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 432.

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G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1995).

Auerbach, M.

P. Wessels, M. Auerbach, and C. Fallnich, Opt. Commun. 205, 215 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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M. Horowitz, A. R. Chraplyvy, R. W. Tkacg, and J. L. Zyskind, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 124 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Fallnich, C.

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A. D. Farinas, E. K. Gustafson, and R. L. Byer, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 328 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Freitag, I.

Gapontsev, D. V.

N. S. Platonov, D. V. Gapontsev, V. P. Gapontsev, and V. Shumilin, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Vol. 73 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2002), postdeadline paper CPDC3.

Gapontsev, V. P.

N. S. Platonov, D. V. Gapontsev, V. P. Gapontsev, and V. Shumilin, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Vol. 73 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2002), postdeadline paper CPDC3.

Goldberg, L.

Golla, D.

Gustafson, E. K.

A. D. Farinas, E. K. Gustafson, and R. L. Byer, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 328 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Hakimi, F.

E. Snitzer, H. Po, F. Hakimi, R. Tumminelli, and B. C. McCollum, in Optical Fiber Sensors, Vol. 2 of 1988 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), postdeadline paper PD5.

Haserot, D.

W. Wiechmann, T. J. Kane, D. Haserot, F. Adams, G. Truong, and J. D. Kmetec, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/U.S.), Vol. 6 of 1998 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 432.

Höfer, S.

Horowitz, M.

M. Horowitz, A. R. Chraplyvy, R. W. Tkacg, and J. L. Zyskind, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 124 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Iliew, R.

Jakobsen, C.

Jetschke, S.

Kan, H.

K. Ueda, H. Sekiguchi, and H. Kan, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Vol. 73 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2002), postdeadline paper CPDC4.

Kane, T. J.

T. J. Kane and R. L. Byer, Opt. Lett. 10, 65 (1985).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. Wiechmann, T. J. Kane, D. Haserot, F. Adams, G. Truong, and J. D. Kmetec, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/U.S.), Vol. 6 of 1998 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 432.

Kliner, D. A. V.

Kmetec, J. D.

W. Wiechmann, T. J. Kane, D. Haserot, F. Adams, G. Truong, and J. D. Kmetec, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/U.S.), Vol. 6 of 1998 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 432.

Koplow, J. P.

Lederer, F.

Liem, A.

J. Limpert, A. Liem, T. Schreiber, H. Zellmer, and A. Tünnermann, in Advances in Fiber Lasers, L. N. Durvasula, ed., Proc. SPIE 4974 invited paper 4974–22 (to be published).

S. Höfer, A. Liem, J. Limpert, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, S. Unger, S. Jetschke, H.-R. Müller, and I. Freitag, Opt. Lett. 26, 1326 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Limpert, J.

McCollum, B. C.

E. Snitzer, H. Po, F. Hakimi, R. Tumminelli, and B. C. McCollum, in Optical Fiber Sensors, Vol. 2 of 1988 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), postdeadline paper PD5.

Moeller, R. P.

Müller, H.-R.

Nolte, S.

Petersson, A.

Plamann, K.

Platonov, N. S.

N. S. Platonov, D. V. Gapontsev, V. P. Gapontsev, and V. Shumilin, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Vol. 73 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2002), postdeadline paper CPDC3.

Po, H.

E. Snitzer, H. Po, F. Hakimi, R. Tumminelli, and B. C. McCollum, in Optical Fiber Sensors, Vol. 2 of 1988 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), postdeadline paper PD5.

Schöne, W.

Schreiber, T.

J. Limpert, A. Liem, T. Schreiber, H. Zellmer, and A. Tünnermann, in Advances in Fiber Lasers, L. N. Durvasula, ed., Proc. SPIE 4974 invited paper 4974–22 (to be published).

J. Limpert, T. Schreiber, S. Nolte, H. Zellmer, T. Tünnermann, R. Iliew, F. Lederer, J. Broeng, G. Vienne, A. Petersson, and C. Jakobsen, Opt. Express 11, 818 (2003), http://www.opticsexpress.org.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sekiguchi, H.

K. Ueda, H. Sekiguchi, and H. Kan, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Vol. 73 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2002), postdeadline paper CPDC4.

Shumilin, V.

N. S. Platonov, D. V. Gapontsev, V. P. Gapontsev, and V. Shumilin, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Vol. 73 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2002), postdeadline paper CPDC3.

Snitzer, E.

E. Snitzer, H. Po, F. Hakimi, R. Tumminelli, and B. C. McCollum, in Optical Fiber Sensors, Vol. 2 of 1988 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), postdeadline paper PD5.

Tkacg, R. W.

M. Horowitz, A. R. Chraplyvy, R. W. Tkacg, and J. L. Zyskind, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 124 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Truong, G.

W. Wiechmann, T. J. Kane, D. Haserot, F. Adams, G. Truong, and J. D. Kmetec, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/U.S.), Vol. 6 of 1998 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 432.

Tumminelli, R.

E. Snitzer, H. Po, F. Hakimi, R. Tumminelli, and B. C. McCollum, in Optical Fiber Sensors, Vol. 2 of 1988 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), postdeadline paper PD5.

Tünnermann, A.

Tünnermann, T.

Ueda, K.

K. Ueda, H. Sekiguchi, and H. Kan, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Vol. 73 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2002), postdeadline paper CPDC4.

Unger, S.

Vienne, G.

Welling, H.

Wessels, P.

P. Wessels, M. Auerbach, and C. Fallnich, Opt. Commun. 205, 215 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Wiechmann, W.

W. Wiechmann, T. J. Kane, D. Haserot, F. Adams, G. Truong, and J. D. Kmetec, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/U.S.), Vol. 6 of 1998 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 432.

Zawischa, I.

Zellmer, H.

Zyskind, J. L.

M. Horowitz, A. R. Chraplyvy, R. W. Tkacg, and J. L. Zyskind, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 124 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1988 OSA Technical Digest Series (1)

E. Snitzer, H. Po, F. Hakimi, R. Tumminelli, and B. C. McCollum, in Optical Fiber Sensors, Vol. 2 of 1988 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), postdeadline paper PD5.

1998 OSA Technical Digest Series (1)

W. Wiechmann, T. J. Kane, D. Haserot, F. Adams, G. Truong, and J. D. Kmetec, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/U.S.), Vol. 6 of 1998 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 432.

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

M. Horowitz, A. R. Chraplyvy, R. W. Tkacg, and J. L. Zyskind, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 124 (1997).
[CrossRef]

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

A. D. Farinas, E. K. Gustafson, and R. L. Byer, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 328 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (2)

P. Wessels, M. Auerbach, and C. Fallnich, Opt. Commun. 205, 215 (2002).
[CrossRef]

I. Freitag, A. Tünnermann, and H. Welling, Opt. Commun. 115, 511 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (5)

OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (2)

K. Ueda, H. Sekiguchi, and H. Kan, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Vol. 73 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2002), postdeadline paper CPDC4.

N. S. Platonov, D. V. Gapontsev, V. P. Gapontsev, and V. Shumilin, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Vol. 73 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2002), postdeadline paper CPDC3.

Proc. SPIE (1)

J. Limpert, A. Liem, T. Schreiber, H. Zellmer, and A. Tünnermann, in Advances in Fiber Lasers, L. N. Durvasula, ed., Proc. SPIE 4974 invited paper 4974–22 (to be published).

Other (2)

These data are available at http://www.innolight.de.

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1995).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic setup of the single-frequency master-oscillator fiber power amplifier. DM, dichroic mirror.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output characteristics of the high-power LMA fiber amplifier. Inset, backscattered signal versus output power.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Measurement of intensity noise of the fiber-amplified NPRO.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Brillouin threshold power as a function of fiber length (mode-field diameter is 23 µm).

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