Abstract

A compact, low-noise, single-frequency fiber laser by using a newly developed Yb3+ heavily doped single-mode phosphate glass fiber has been demonstrated. Over 400mW stable continuous wave single transverse and longitudinal mode laser at 1.06μm was achieved from a 0.8cm long active fiber. The measured slope efficiency and estimated quantum efficiency of laser emission are 72.7% and 93%, respectively. The signal-to-noise ratio is higher than 72dB, and the linewidth of the fiber laser is less than 7kHz, while the measured relative intensity noise is less than 130dB/Hz at frequencies of over 1.5MHz.

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Y. W. Lee, M. J. F. Digonnet, S. Sinha, K. E. Urbanek, R. L. Ryer, and S. Jiang, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 93 (2009).
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Lin, Z. Q.

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Liu, Z.

Luo, T.

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Ryer, R. L.

Y. W. Lee, M. J. F. Digonnet, S. Sinha, K. E. Urbanek, R. L. Ryer, and S. Jiang, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 93 (2009).
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M. Leigh, W. Shi, J. Zong, Z. Yao, S. Jiang, and N. Peyghambarian, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 181108 (2008).
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Sinha, S.

Y. W. Lee, M. J. F. Digonnet, S. Sinha, K. E. Urbanek, R. L. Ryer, and S. Jiang, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 93 (2009).
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Y. Kaneda, C. Spiegelberg, J. Geng, Y. Hu, T. Luo, J. Wang, S. Jiang, Proceeding of IEEE Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (IEEE, 2004), paper CThO3.

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S. Huang, Y. Feng, G. Qin, A. Shirakawa, M. Musha, and K. Ueda, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 43, L1379 (2004).
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J. G. Williams, S. G. Turyshev, and D. H. Boggs, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 261101 (2004).
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Xu, S. H.

S. H. Xu, Z. M. Yang, T. Liu, W. N. Zhang, Z. M. Feng, Q. Y. Zhang, and Z. H. Jiang, Opt. Express 18, 1249 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

S. H. Xu, Z. M. Yang, Q. Y. Zhang, Z. D. Deng, and Z. H. Jiang, Chin. Phys. Lett. 23, 633 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Xu, W. C.

S. H. Xu, Z. M. Yang, Z. M. Feng, Q. Y. Zhang, Z. H. Jiang, and W. C. Xu, Chin. Phys. Lett. 26, 047806 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Xu, X.

Yang, Z. M.

S. H. Xu, Z. M. Yang, T. Liu, W. N. Zhang, Z. M. Feng, Q. Y. Zhang, and Z. H. Jiang, Opt. Express 18, 1249 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Q. Qian and Z. M. Yang, Acta Opt. Sin. 30, 1904 (2010).
[CrossRef]

S. H. Xu, Z. M. Yang, Z. M. Feng, Q. Y. Zhang, Z. H. Jiang, and W. C. Xu, Chin. Phys. Lett. 26, 047806 (2009).
[CrossRef]

T. Liu, Z. M. Yang, and S. H. Xu, Opt. Express 17, 235 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. H. Xu, Z. M. Yang, Q. Y. Zhang, Z. D. Deng, and Z. H. Jiang, Chin. Phys. Lett. 23, 633 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Yao, Z.

M. Leigh, W. Shi, J. Zong, Z. Yao, S. Jiang, and N. Peyghambarian, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 181108 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, Q. Y.

S. H. Xu, Z. M. Yang, T. Liu, W. N. Zhang, Z. M. Feng, Q. Y. Zhang, and Z. H. Jiang, Opt. Express 18, 1249 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. H. Xu, Z. M. Yang, Z. M. Feng, Q. Y. Zhang, Z. H. Jiang, and W. C. Xu, Chin. Phys. Lett. 26, 047806 (2009).
[CrossRef]

S. H. Xu, Z. M. Yang, Q. Y. Zhang, Z. D. Deng, and Z. H. Jiang, Chin. Phys. Lett. 23, 633 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, W. N.

Zhao, Y.

Zhou, P.

Zhu, J.

Zong, J.

M. Leigh, W. Shi, J. Zong, Z. Yao, S. Jiang, and N. Peyghambarian, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 181108 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. Leigh, W. Shi, J. Zong, J. Wang, S. Jiang, and N. Peyghambarian, Opt. Lett. 32, 897 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Acta Opt. Sin.

Q. Qian and Z. M. Yang, Acta Opt. Sin. 30, 1904 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

M. Leigh, W. Shi, J. Zong, Z. Yao, S. Jiang, and N. Peyghambarian, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 181108 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Chin. Phys. Lett.

S. H. Xu, Z. M. Yang, Q. Y. Zhang, Z. D. Deng, and Z. H. Jiang, Chin. Phys. Lett. 23, 633 (2006).
[CrossRef]

S. H. Xu, Z. M. Yang, Z. M. Feng, Q. Y. Zhang, Z. H. Jiang, and W. C. Xu, Chin. Phys. Lett. 26, 047806 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Chinese Science Bulletin

J. L. Chen, L. Wang, L. P. Chang, G. Y. Li, B. Chen, and Z. Q. Lin, Chinese Science Bulletin 53, 2729 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett.

W. Guan and J. R. Marciante, Electron. Lett. 43, 558(2007).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.

Y. W. Lee, M. J. F. Digonnet, S. Sinha, K. E. Urbanek, R. L. Ryer, and S. Jiang, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 93 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys.

S. Huang, Y. Feng, G. Qin, A. Shirakawa, M. Musha, and K. Ueda, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 43, L1379 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. Lett.

J. G. Williams, S. G. Turyshev, and D. H. Boggs, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 261101 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Rep. Prog. Phys.

LIGO Scientific Collaboration, Rep. Prog. Phys. 72, 076901 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Science

D. Psaltis, Science 298, 1359 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Other

Y. Kaneda, C. Spiegelberg, J. Geng, Y. Hu, T. Luo, J. Wang, S. Jiang, Proceeding of IEEE Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (IEEE, 2004), paper CThO3.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of the short linear cavity Yb 3 + -doped phosphate fiber laser.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Laser spectrum of the Yb 3 + -doped phosphate fiber laser. (b) The longitudinal modes characteristics of the fiber laser measured by the scanning Fabry–Perot interferometer. (c) The output power of the fiber laser at 1064 nm versus the pump power. (d) The power stabilities of the fiber laser for an hour.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Noise characteristics of the Yb 3 + -doped phosphate fiber laser. Inset (left): the magnified RIN at the low frequencies of < 2.0 MHz . Inset (right): the self-heterodyne linewidth of the fiber laser.

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