Abstract

A 1.6µm mode-locked Raman fiber laser pumped by a 1480nm semiconductor disk laser is demonstrated. Watt-level core pumping of the single-mode fiber Raman lasers with low-noise disk lasers together with semiconductor saturable absorber mirror mode locking represents a highly practical solution for short-pulse operation.

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A. Mircea, A. Caliman, V. Iakovlev, A. Mereuta, G. Suruceanu, C.-A. Berseth, P. Royo, A. Syrbu, and E. Kapon, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 19, 121 (2007).
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Alouini, M.

Baili, G.

Berseth, C.-A.

A. Mircea, A. Caliman, V. Iakovlev, A. Mereuta, G. Suruceanu, C.-A. Berseth, P. Royo, A. Syrbu, and E. Kapon, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 19, 121 (2007).
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Bretenaker, F.

Bubnov, M. M.

Bufetov, I. A.

Caliman, A.

J. Lyytikäinen, J. Rautianen, L. Toikkanen, A. Sirbu, A. Mereuta, A. Caliman, E. Kapon, and O. G. Okhotnikov, Opt. Express 17, 9047 (2009).
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J. Rautianen, J. Lyytikäinen, A. Sirbu, A. Mereuta, A. Caliman, E. Kapon, and O. G. Okhotnikov, Opt. Express 16, 21881 (2008).
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A. Mircea, A. Caliman, V. Iakovlev, A. Mereuta, G. Suruceanu, C.-A. Berseth, P. Royo, A. Syrbu, and E. Kapon, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 19, 121 (2007).
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J. Rautiainen, L. Toikkanen, J. Lyytikäinen, A. Sirbu, A. Mereuta, A. Caliman, E. Kapon, and O. G. Okhotnikov, in Proceedings of IEEE, European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO Europe), and the XIth European Quantum Electronics Conference (2009).

Chestnut, D. A.

Coen, S.

Dianov, E. M.

Dolfi, D.

Ghosh, R.

Goldfarb, F.

Grekov, M. V.

Hakimi, F.

M. Kuznetsov, F. Hakimi, R. Sprague, and A. Mooradian, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 9, 1063 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Iakovlev, V.

A. Mircea, A. Caliman, V. Iakovlev, A. Mereuta, G. Suruceanu, C.-A. Berseth, P. Royo, A. Syrbu, and E. Kapon, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 19, 121 (2007).
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Islam, M. N.

M. N. Islam, IEEE J. Select. Topics Quantum Electron. 8, 549 (2002).

Kapon, E.

J. Lyytikäinen, J. Rautianen, L. Toikkanen, A. Sirbu, A. Mereuta, A. Caliman, E. Kapon, and O. G. Okhotnikov, Opt. Express 17, 9047 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Rautianen, J. Lyytikäinen, A. Sirbu, A. Mereuta, A. Caliman, E. Kapon, and O. G. Okhotnikov, Opt. Express 16, 21881 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Mircea, A. Caliman, V. Iakovlev, A. Mereuta, G. Suruceanu, C.-A. Berseth, P. Royo, A. Syrbu, and E. Kapon, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 19, 121 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Rautiainen, L. Toikkanen, J. Lyytikäinen, A. Sirbu, A. Mereuta, A. Caliman, E. Kapon, and O. G. Okhotnikov, in Proceedings of IEEE, European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO Europe), and the XIth European Quantum Electronics Conference (2009).

Kuznetsov, M.

M. Kuznetsov, F. Hakimi, R. Sprague, and A. Mooradian, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 9, 1063 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Liau, Z. L.

Z. L. Liau, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 651 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Lyytikäinen, J.

J. Lyytikäinen, J. Rautianen, L. Toikkanen, A. Sirbu, A. Mereuta, A. Caliman, E. Kapon, and O. G. Okhotnikov, Opt. Express 17, 9047 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Rautianen, J. Lyytikäinen, A. Sirbu, A. Mereuta, A. Caliman, E. Kapon, and O. G. Okhotnikov, Opt. Express 16, 21881 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Rautiainen, L. Toikkanen, J. Lyytikäinen, A. Sirbu, A. Mereuta, A. Caliman, E. Kapon, and O. G. Okhotnikov, in Proceedings of IEEE, European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO Europe), and the XIth European Quantum Electronics Conference (2009).

Medvedkov, O. I.

Mereuta, A.

J. Lyytikäinen, J. Rautianen, L. Toikkanen, A. Sirbu, A. Mereuta, A. Caliman, E. Kapon, and O. G. Okhotnikov, Opt. Express 17, 9047 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Rautianen, J. Lyytikäinen, A. Sirbu, A. Mereuta, A. Caliman, E. Kapon, and O. G. Okhotnikov, Opt. Express 16, 21881 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Mircea, A. Caliman, V. Iakovlev, A. Mereuta, G. Suruceanu, C.-A. Berseth, P. Royo, A. Syrbu, and E. Kapon, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 19, 121 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Rautiainen, L. Toikkanen, J. Lyytikäinen, A. Sirbu, A. Mereuta, A. Caliman, E. Kapon, and O. G. Okhotnikov, in Proceedings of IEEE, European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO Europe), and the XIth European Quantum Electronics Conference (2009).

Miranda, B.-X.

Mircea, A.

A. Mircea, A. Caliman, V. Iakovlev, A. Mereuta, G. Suruceanu, C.-A. Berseth, P. Royo, A. Syrbu, and E. Kapon, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 19, 121 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Mooradian, A.

M. Kuznetsov, F. Hakimi, R. Sprague, and A. Mooradian, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 9, 1063 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Morvan, L.

Okhotnikov, O. G.

J. Lyytikäinen, J. Rautianen, L. Toikkanen, A. Sirbu, A. Mereuta, A. Caliman, E. Kapon, and O. G. Okhotnikov, Opt. Express 17, 9047 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Rautianen, J. Lyytikäinen, A. Sirbu, A. Mereuta, A. Caliman, E. Kapon, and O. G. Okhotnikov, Opt. Express 16, 21881 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Rautiainen, L. Toikkanen, J. Lyytikäinen, A. Sirbu, A. Mereuta, A. Caliman, E. Kapon, and O. G. Okhotnikov, in Proceedings of IEEE, European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO Europe), and the XIth European Quantum Electronics Conference (2009).

Pal, V.

Rautiainen, J.

J. Rautiainen, L. Toikkanen, J. Lyytikäinen, A. Sirbu, A. Mereuta, A. Caliman, E. Kapon, and O. G. Okhotnikov, in Proceedings of IEEE, European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO Europe), and the XIth European Quantum Electronics Conference (2009).

Rautianen, J.

Royo, P.

A. Mircea, A. Caliman, V. Iakovlev, A. Mereuta, G. Suruceanu, C.-A. Berseth, P. Royo, A. Syrbu, and E. Kapon, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 19, 121 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Sagnes, I.

Schröder, L.

Sirbu, A.

J. Lyytikäinen, J. Rautianen, L. Toikkanen, A. Sirbu, A. Mereuta, A. Caliman, E. Kapon, and O. G. Okhotnikov, Opt. Express 17, 9047 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Rautianen, J. Lyytikäinen, A. Sirbu, A. Mereuta, A. Caliman, E. Kapon, and O. G. Okhotnikov, Opt. Express 16, 21881 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Rautiainen, L. Toikkanen, J. Lyytikäinen, A. Sirbu, A. Mereuta, A. Caliman, E. Kapon, and O. G. Okhotnikov, in Proceedings of IEEE, European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO Europe), and the XIth European Quantum Electronics Conference (2009).

Sprague, R.

M. Kuznetsov, F. Hakimi, R. Sprague, and A. Mooradian, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 9, 1063 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Suruceanu, G.

A. Mircea, A. Caliman, V. Iakovlev, A. Mereuta, G. Suruceanu, C.-A. Berseth, P. Royo, A. Syrbu, and E. Kapon, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 19, 121 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Sylvestre, T.

Syrbu, A.

A. Mircea, A. Caliman, V. Iakovlev, A. Mereuta, G. Suruceanu, C.-A. Berseth, P. Royo, A. Syrbu, and E. Kapon, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 19, 121 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Taylor, J. R.

Toikkanen, L.

J. Lyytikäinen, J. Rautianen, L. Toikkanen, A. Sirbu, A. Mereuta, A. Caliman, E. Kapon, and O. G. Okhotnikov, Opt. Express 17, 9047 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Rautiainen, L. Toikkanen, J. Lyytikäinen, A. Sirbu, A. Mereuta, A. Caliman, E. Kapon, and O. G. Okhotnikov, in Proceedings of IEEE, European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO Europe), and the XIth European Quantum Electronics Conference (2009).

Trofimoff, P.

Vanholsbeeck, F.

Vasiliev, S. A.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

Z. L. Liau, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 651 (2000).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Select. Topics Quantum Electron. (1)

M. N. Islam, IEEE J. Select. Topics Quantum Electron. 8, 549 (2002).

IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. (2)

M. Kuznetsov, F. Hakimi, R. Sprague, and A. Mooradian, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 9, 1063 (1997).
[CrossRef]

A. Mircea, A. Caliman, V. Iakovlev, A. Mereuta, G. Suruceanu, C.-A. Berseth, P. Royo, A. Syrbu, and E. Kapon, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 19, 121 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (3)

G. P. Agrawal, Fiber-Optic Communication Systems, 3rd ed. (Wiley-Interscience, 2002).
[CrossRef]

Oclaro product website: http://www.oclaro.com/product_pages/LC96U.html

J. Rautiainen, L. Toikkanen, J. Lyytikäinen, A. Sirbu, A. Mereuta, A. Caliman, E. Kapon, and O. G. Okhotnikov, in Proceedings of IEEE, European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO Europe), and the XIth European Quantum Electronics Conference (2009).

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Output characteristics of cw Raman fiber laser. Pump power of 1.5 W was launched into single-mode fiber with coupling efficiency of 70%. Optical isolator placed between the SDL and the fiber laser induces the loss of 3 dB . The inset shows optical spectrum of cw Raman laser and 1.48 µm residual pump spectral component.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Schematic diagram of mode-locked Raman fiber laser.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Optical pulse spectrum centered at 1.6 µm and unconverted pump at 1480 nm .

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Mode-locked pulse train versus pump power as observed with oscilloscope.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Autocorrelation trace at pump power of 0.96 W . The Gaussian fit reveals 2.7 ps pulses. The inset shows a detailed spectrum of a mode-locked pulse train.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Pulse width versus pump power.

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