Abstract

We demonstrate a Raman fiber laser with an operating wavelength of 1480nm and record output power of 81W. High-power operation is enabled by a long-period grating used to frustrate backward lasing at the Stokes wavelength in the Yb-doped fiber amplifier. A cascaded Raman fiber with a long-wavelength fundamental mode cutoff enables efficient multiple Stokes scattering from 1117 to 1480nm while preventing further unwanted scattering to 1590nm.

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S. K. Sim, H. C. Lim, L. W. Lee, L. C. Chia, R. F. Wu, I. Cristiani, M. Rini, and V. Degiorgio, Electron. Lett. 40, 738 (2004).
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DeSantolo, A.

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J. C. Jasapara, M. J. Andrejco, A. DeSantolo, A. D. Yablon, Z. Varallyay, J. W. Nicholson, J. M. Fini, D. J. DiGiovanni, C. Headley, E. Monberg, and F. V. Dimarcello, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 3 (2009).
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Dronov, A. G.

Dupriez, P.

Egorova, O. N.

Emori, Y.

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[PubMed]

Faucher, D.

Feng, Y.

Fini, J. M.

J. C. Jasapara, M. J. Andrejco, A. DeSantolo, A. D. Yablon, Z. Varallyay, J. W. Nicholson, J. M. Fini, D. J. DiGiovanni, C. Headley, E. Monberg, and F. V. Dimarcello, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 3 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Fujisaki, A.

Y. Emori, K. Tanaka, C. Headley, and A. Fujisaki, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper CFI2.
[PubMed]

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Georgiev, D.

Guryanov, A. N.

Headley, C.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Emori, K. Tanaka, C. Headley, and A. Fujisaki, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper CFI2.
[PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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Jasapara, J. C.

J. C. Jasapara, M. J. Andrejco, A. DeSantolo, A. D. Yablon, Z. Varallyay, J. W. Nicholson, J. M. Fini, D. J. DiGiovanni, C. Headley, E. Monberg, and F. V. Dimarcello, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 3 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. C. Jasapara, M. J. Andrejco, A. D. Yablon, J. W. Nicholson, C. Headley, and D. DiGiovanni, Opt. Lett. 32, 2429 (2007).
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Karpov, V. I.

Keaton, G.

M. Arbore, Y. Zhou, G. Keaton, and T. Kane, in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, Vol. 77 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 2002, paper PD4.

Kim, J.

Lee, L. W.

S. K. Sim, H. C. Lim, L. W. Lee, L. C. Chia, R. F. Wu, I. Cristiani, M. Rini, and V. Degiorgio, Electron. Lett. 40, 738 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Li, Z. G.

Lim, G. C.

Lim, H. C.

S. K. Sim, H. C. Lim, L. W. Lee, L. C. Chia, R. F. Wu, I. Cristiani, M. Rini, and V. Degiorgio, Electron. Lett. 40, 738 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Medvedkov, O. I.

Monberg, E.

J. C. Jasapara, M. J. Andrejco, A. DeSantolo, A. D. Yablon, Z. Varallyay, J. W. Nicholson, J. M. Fini, D. J. DiGiovanni, C. Headley, E. Monberg, and F. V. Dimarcello, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 3 (2009).
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Moore, N.

Nicholson, J. W.

J. C. Jasapara, M. J. Andrejco, A. DeSantolo, A. D. Yablon, Z. Varallyay, J. W. Nicholson, J. M. Fini, D. J. DiGiovanni, C. Headley, E. Monberg, and F. V. Dimarcello, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 3 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. C. Jasapara, M. J. Andrejco, A. D. Yablon, J. W. Nicholson, C. Headley, and D. DiGiovanni, Opt. Lett. 32, 2429 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. W. Nicholson, A. K. Abeeluck, C. Headley, M. F. Yan, and C. G. Jorgensen, Appl. Phys. B 77, 211 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Nilsson, J.

Popov, S. V.

Protopopov, V. N.

Rini, M.

S. K. Sim, H. C. Lim, L. W. Lee, L. C. Chia, R. F. Wu, I. Cristiani, M. Rini, and V. Degiorgio, Electron. Lett. 40, 738 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Rulkov, A. B.

Sahu, J. K.

Semyonov, S. I.

Sim, S. K.

S. K. Sim, H. C. Lim, L. W. Lee, L. C. Chia, R. F. Wu, I. Cristiani, M. Rini, and V. Degiorgio, Electron. Lett. 40, 738 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Tanaka, K.

Y. Emori, K. Tanaka, C. Headley, and A. Fujisaki, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper CFI2.
[PubMed]

Taylor, J. R.

Taylor, L. R.

Vallée, R.

Varallyay, Z.

J. C. Jasapara, M. J. Andrejco, A. DeSantolo, A. D. Yablon, Z. Varallyay, J. W. Nicholson, J. M. Fini, D. J. DiGiovanni, C. Headley, E. Monberg, and F. V. Dimarcello, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 3 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Vasiliev, S. A.

Vyatkin, M. Y.

Wu, R. F.

S. K. Sim, H. C. Lim, L. W. Lee, L. C. Chia, R. F. Wu, I. Cristiani, M. Rini, and V. Degiorgio, Electron. Lett. 40, 738 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Xiong, Z.

Yablon, A. D.

J. C. Jasapara, M. J. Andrejco, A. DeSantolo, A. D. Yablon, Z. Varallyay, J. W. Nicholson, J. M. Fini, D. J. DiGiovanni, C. Headley, E. Monberg, and F. V. Dimarcello, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 3 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. C. Jasapara, M. J. Andrejco, A. D. Yablon, J. W. Nicholson, C. Headley, and D. DiGiovanni, Opt. Lett. 32, 2429 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yan, M. F.

J. W. Nicholson, A. K. Abeeluck, C. Headley, M. F. Yan, and C. G. Jorgensen, Appl. Phys. B 77, 211 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Zhou, Y.

M. Arbore, Y. Zhou, G. Keaton, and T. Kane, in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, Vol. 77 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 2002, paper PD4.

Appl. Phys. B (1)

J. W. Nicholson, A. K. Abeeluck, C. Headley, M. F. Yan, and C. G. Jorgensen, Appl. Phys. B 77, 211 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (1)

S. K. Sim, H. C. Lim, L. W. Lee, L. C. Chia, R. F. Wu, I. Cristiani, M. Rini, and V. Degiorgio, Electron. Lett. 40, 738 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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

J. C. Jasapara, M. J. Andrejco, A. DeSantolo, A. D. Yablon, Z. Varallyay, J. W. Nicholson, J. M. Fini, D. J. DiGiovanni, C. Headley, E. Monberg, and F. V. Dimarcello, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 3 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (3)

Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Other (3)

M. Arbore, Y. Zhou, G. Keaton, and T. Kane, in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, Vol. 77 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 2002, paper PD4.

Y. Emori, K. Tanaka, C. Headley, and A. Fujisaki, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper CFI2.
[PubMed]

C. Headley and G. P. Agrawal, Raman Amplification In Fiber Optical Communication Systems (Elsevier, 2005).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Schematic of the cascaded Raman fiber laser. WDM, wavelength division multiplexer; LPG, long-period grating; RIG, Raman input grating set; ROG, Raman output grating set. (b) Transmission spectrum of the LPG.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Impact of adding the RIG to the Yb-doped fiber amplifier without the LPG. (a) Backward- propagating power measured by power meter 2. (b) Spectrum of the 1117 nm oscillator when the RIG is added, showing cascaded Stokes lasing off the RIG in the amplifier. (c) Time trace of the oscillator below the threshold for backward lasing compared to above the threshold for backward lasing. The curves are offset for clarity.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Loss of the RFF compared to a conventional Raman gain fiber. (b) Calculated and measured dispersion of the RFF.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Output power as a function of 976 nm pump power (including both oscillator and amplifier pump power). (b) Output spectrum at maximum pump power on a linear and a log scale (inset).

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