Abstract

We demonstrate a high-power single-mode cladding-pumped Raman fiber laser. The Raman fiber laser consists of a 1.2km long germanium-doped double-clad fiber in a linear cavity, which is spliced to a single-mode fiber. The laser is end pumped by a multimode erbium–ytterbium-doped fiber, which is coupled to the inner cladding of the Raman fiber. The embedded core was designed to be single mode at the Raman Stokes wavelength, and up to 10W of power was obtained at 1660nm from the single-mode fiber end. The laser has a slope efficiency of 67% and a threshold of 6.5W.

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Kikuchi, K.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Mokhtar, M. R.

C. S. Goh, M. R. Mokhtar, S. A. Butler, S. Y. Set, K. Kikuchi, and M. Ibsen, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 557 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Nilsson, J.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. K. Sahu, Y. Jeong, D. J. Richardson, and J. Nilsson, Opt. Commun. 227, 159 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. N. Jang, Y. Jeong, J. K. Sahu, M. Ibsen, C. A. Codemard, R. Selvas, D. C. Hanna, and J. Nilsson, in Conference on Lasers & Electro-Optics (CLEO), Vol. 88 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2003), pp. 1286-1287.

Selvas, R.

J. N. Jang, Y. Jeong, J. K. Sahu, M. Ibsen, C. A. Codemard, R. Selvas, D. C. Hanna, and J. Nilsson, in Conference on Lasers & Electro-Optics (CLEO), Vol. 88 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2003), pp. 1286-1287.

Set, S. Y.

C. S. Goh, M. R. Mokhtar, S. A. Butler, S. Y. Set, K. Kikuchi, and M. Ibsen, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 557 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Shen, D. Y.

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (2)

C. S. Goh, M. R. Mokhtar, S. A. Butler, S. Y. Set, K. Kikuchi, and M. Ibsen, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 557 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. C. Bouteiller, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1698 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

J. L. Archambault and S. G. Grubb, J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1378 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (2)

J. K. Sahu, Y. Jeong, D. J. Richardson, and J. Nilsson, Opt. Commun. 227, 159 (2003).
[CrossRef]

M. Krause, S. Cierullies, H. Renner, and E. Brinkmeyer, Opt. Commun. 260, 656 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Other (2)

R. Rice, 'Multimode Raman fiber amplifier and method,' U.S. patent 6,353,087 (2002).

J. N. Jang, Y. Jeong, J. K. Sahu, M. Ibsen, C. A. Codemard, R. Selvas, D. C. Hanna, and J. Nilsson, in Conference on Lasers & Electro-Optics (CLEO), Vol. 88 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2003), pp. 1286-1287.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of the high-power cladding-pumped Raman fiber laser. Inset, double-clad Raman fiber idealized refractive index profile and cross section: (a) outer silica cladding; (b) germanium-doped inner cladding; (c) core.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Multimode fiber MOPA output power. Inset, MOPA optical spectrum.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Output power from the DCRF laser: ( ) output from the single-mode end; ( ) total (double-ended) output power. Inset, output temporal fluctuation signal and background detector signal.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Optical spectra from the single-mode fiber output at the maximum output power (solid curve) and near the laser threshold (dashed curve) at 1 nm resolution.

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