Abstract

We demonstrate a high-power cladding-pumped Er–Yb codoped fiber laser with 74% efficiency. A pump-limited output power of 264 W is obtained using in-band pumping at 1535 nm. We compare the efficiency of 1480 and 1535 nm pumping through numerical simulations and experimental measurements.

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Jeong, Y.

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 573 (2007).
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M. A. Jebali, J. Maran, S. LaRochelle, S. Chatigny, M. Lapointe, and E. Gagnon, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper JTH1I.3.

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Nicholson, J. W.

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Nilsson, J.

D. J. Richardson, J. Nilsson, and W. A. Clarkson, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, B63 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 573 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 573 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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M.-A. Lapointe and M. Piché, Proc. SPIE 7386, 73860S (2009).
[CrossRef]

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Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 573 (2007).
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Sahu, J. K.

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 573 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Y. Jeong, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, and J. Nilsson, Opt. Express 12, 6088 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Seguin, F.

F. Gonthier, L. Martineau, N. Azami, M. Faucher, F. Seguin, D. Stryckman, and A. Villeneuve, Proc. SPIE 5335, 266 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Shverdin, M. Y.

Siders, C. W.

Sobon, G.

Sotor, J.

Sridharan, A. K.

Stappaerts, E. A.

Stryckman, D.

F. Gonthier, L. Martineau, N. Azami, M. Faucher, F. Seguin, D. Stryckman, and A. Villeneuve, Proc. SPIE 5335, 266 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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V. R. Supradeepa, J. W. Nicholson, and K. Feder, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2012 (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper CM2N.8.

Turner, P. W.

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 573 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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F. Gonthier, L. Martineau, N. Azami, M. Faucher, F. Seguin, D. Stryckman, and A. Villeneuve, Proc. SPIE 5335, 266 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Wang, B.

B. Wang and E. Mies, Proc. SPIE 7195, 71950A (2009).
[CrossRef]

Yashkov, M. V.

Yoo, S.

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 573 (2007).
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Zhang, J.

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Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 573 (2007).
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F. Gonthier, L. Martineau, N. Azami, M. Faucher, F. Seguin, D. Stryckman, and A. Villeneuve, Proc. SPIE 5335, 266 (2004).
[CrossRef]

B. Wang and E. Mies, Proc. SPIE 7195, 71950A (2009).
[CrossRef]

M.-A. Lapointe and M. Piché, Proc. SPIE 7386, 73860S (2009).
[CrossRef]

Other (4)

E. Desurvire, Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers, Principles and Applications, 1st ed. (Wiley-Interscience, 2002).

BusinessWire, “AFL telecommunications introduces end light low back reflection termination,” http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20030325005715/en/AFL-Telecommunications-Introduces-EndLight-Reflection-Termination#.U3zhTyho9k0 .

M. A. Jebali, J. Maran, S. LaRochelle, S. Chatigny, M. Lapointe, and E. Gagnon, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper JTH1I.3.

V. R. Supradeepa, J. W. Nicholson, and K. Feder, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2012 (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper CM2N.8.

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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

High-power 1585 nm fiber laser configuration. Thirty-six fiber lasers emitting 11 W each at 1535 nm are used to pump an 18 m long Er–Yb codoped laser cavity. HR, high-reflectivity fiber Bragg grating; LR, low-reflectivity fiber Bragg grating; CMS, cladding mode stripper; OSA, optical spectrum analyzer.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Output power at 1585 nm as a function of the total 1535 nm pump power launched in the cladding.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Optical spectrum measured at output powers of 60 and 260 W. The optical spectrum analyzer is connected to the central branch of the 37 to 1 combiner.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Experimental setup used to compare pump wavelength efficiency. A silica cladding (NA=0.28) Er–Yb codoped fiber laser cavity is pumped at either 1480 or 1535 nm.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Cladding absorption of the double-clad Er–Yb codoped fiber used for comparing the efficiency of 1480 and 1535 nm pumping.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Measurements and numerical simulation results of laser slope efficiency as a function of pumping wavelength, 1480 nm (square) and 1535 nm (diamonds).

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