Abstract

We present a high power and high efficiency Tm-doped fiber laser (TDFL) pumped by two high power Raman fiber lasers (RFLs) at 1173 nm. The output power of the TDFL reached 96 W with slope efficiency of 0.42. The central wavelength located at 1943.3 nm with a 3 dB bandwidth of 0.1 nm. Higher output power can be achieved if more RFLs are employed to pump the TDFL. This is to our knowledge the first demonstration with 100 W-level output power achieved in TDFLs around their 1200nm absorption band pumped by RFLs, which indicates a promising and powerful pump scheme to achieve higher power output in TDFLs.

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Y. H. Tsang, D. J. Coleman, and T. A. King, Opt. Commun. 231, 357 (2004).
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K. S. Kravtsov, I. A. Bufetov, O. I. Medvedkov, E. M. Dianov, M. V. Yashkov, and A. N. Gur’Yanov, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 586 (2005).
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T. Ehrenreich, R. Leveille, I. Majid, K. Tankala, G. Rines, and P. Moulton, Proc. SPIE 7580, 758016 (2010).

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Feng, Y.

Frith, G.

P. F. Moulton, G. A. Rines, E. V. Slobodtchikov, K. F. Wall, G. Frith, B. Samson, and A. L. G. Carter, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 85 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Gapontsev, D.

M. Meleshkevich, N. Platonov, D. Gapontsev, A. Drozhzhin, V. Sergeev, and V. Gapontsev, in Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2007 and the International Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEOE-IQEC) (IEEE, 2007), pp. 1.

Gapontsev, V.

M. Meleshkevich, N. Platonov, D. Gapontsev, A. Drozhzhin, V. Sergeev, and V. Gapontsev, in Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2007 and the International Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEOE-IQEC) (IEEE, 2007), pp. 1.

Goodno, G. D.

Gur’Yanov, A. N.

K. S. Kravtsov, I. A. Bufetov, O. I. Medvedkov, E. M. Dianov, M. V. Yashkov, and A. N. Gur’Yanov, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 586 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Hanna, D. C.

D. C. Hanna, M. J. McCarthy, I. R. Perry, and P. J. Suni, Electron. Lett. 25, 1365 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Heidt, A. M.

Huang, C.

Jackson, S. D.

S. D. Jackson, Nat. Photonics 6, 423 (2012).
[CrossRef]

S. D. Jackson, A. Sabella, and D. G. Lancaster, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 567 (2007).
[CrossRef]

S. D. Jackson, F. Bugge, and G. Erbert, Opt. Lett. 32, 2873 (2007).
[CrossRef]

S. D. Jackson and T. A. King, J. Lightwave Technol. 17, 948 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Johnson, B. R.

Jung, Y.

King, T. A.

Y. H. Tsang, D. J. Coleman, and T. A. King, Opt. Commun. 231, 357 (2004).
[CrossRef]

S. D. Jackson and T. A. King, J. Lightwave Technol. 17, 948 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Kravtsov, K. S.

K. S. Kravtsov, I. A. Bufetov, O. I. Medvedkov, E. M. Dianov, M. V. Yashkov, and A. N. Gur’Yanov, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 586 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Kuwayama, T.

A. Taniguchi, T. Kuwayama, A. Shirakawa, M. Musha, K. Ueda, and M. Prabhu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 3723 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Lancaster, D. G.

S. D. Jackson, A. Sabella, and D. G. Lancaster, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 567 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Leveille, R.

T. Ehrenreich, R. Leveille, I. Majid, K. Tankala, G. Rines, and P. Moulton, Proc. SPIE 7580, 758016 (2010).

Li, H.

Li, J.

Li, Z.

Liu, J.

J. Liu, K. Liu, F. Tan, and P. Wang, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 20, 3100306 (2014).
[CrossRef]

Liu, K.

J. Liu, K. Liu, F. Tan, and P. Wang, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 20, 3100306 (2014).
[CrossRef]

Liu, Y.

Luo, H.

Majid, I.

T. Ehrenreich, R. Leveille, I. Majid, K. Tankala, G. Rines, and P. Moulton, Proc. SPIE 7580, 758016 (2010).

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D. C. Hanna, M. J. McCarthy, I. R. Perry, and P. J. Suni, Electron. Lett. 25, 1365 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Medvedkov, O. I.

K. S. Kravtsov, I. A. Bufetov, O. I. Medvedkov, E. M. Dianov, M. V. Yashkov, and A. N. Gur’Yanov, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 586 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Meleshkevich, M.

M. Meleshkevich, N. Platonov, D. Gapontsev, A. Drozhzhin, V. Sergeev, and V. Gapontsev, in Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2007 and the International Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEOE-IQEC) (IEEE, 2007), pp. 1.

Moulton, P.

T. Ehrenreich, R. Leveille, I. Majid, K. Tankala, G. Rines, and P. Moulton, Proc. SPIE 7580, 758016 (2010).

Moulton, P. F.

P. F. Moulton, G. A. Rines, E. V. Slobodtchikov, K. F. Wall, G. Frith, B. Samson, and A. L. G. Carter, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 85 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Musha, M.

A. Taniguchi, T. Kuwayama, A. Shirakawa, M. Musha, K. Ueda, and M. Prabhu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 3723 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Nilsson, J.

Perry, I. R.

D. C. Hanna, M. J. McCarthy, I. R. Perry, and P. J. Suni, Electron. Lett. 25, 1365 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Platonov, N.

M. Meleshkevich, N. Platonov, D. Gapontsev, A. Drozhzhin, V. Sergeev, and V. Gapontsev, in Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2007 and the International Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEOE-IQEC) (IEEE, 2007), pp. 1.

Prabhu, M.

A. Taniguchi, T. Kuwayama, A. Shirakawa, M. Musha, K. Ueda, and M. Prabhu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 3723 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Richardson, D. J.

Rines, G.

T. Ehrenreich, R. Leveille, I. Majid, K. Tankala, G. Rines, and P. Moulton, Proc. SPIE 7580, 758016 (2010).

Rines, G. A.

P. F. Moulton, G. A. Rines, E. V. Slobodtchikov, K. F. Wall, G. Frith, B. Samson, and A. L. G. Carter, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 85 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Rothenberg, J. E.

Sabella, A.

S. D. Jackson, A. Sabella, and D. G. Lancaster, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 567 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Samson, B.

P. F. Moulton, G. A. Rines, E. V. Slobodtchikov, K. F. Wall, G. Frith, B. Samson, and A. L. G. Carter, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 85 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Sergeev, V.

M. Meleshkevich, N. Platonov, D. Gapontsev, A. Drozhzhin, V. Sergeev, and V. Gapontsev, in Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2007 and the International Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEOE-IQEC) (IEEE, 2007), pp. 1.

Setzler, S. D.

Shirakawa, A.

A. Taniguchi, T. Kuwayama, A. Shirakawa, M. Musha, K. Ueda, and M. Prabhu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 3723 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Slobodtchikov, E. V.

P. F. Moulton, G. A. Rines, E. V. Slobodtchikov, K. F. Wall, G. Frith, B. Samson, and A. L. G. Carter, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 85 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Stiles, E.

E. Stiles, in Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Fiber Lasers (2009), pp. 4–6.

Sun, Z.

Suni, P. J.

D. C. Hanna, M. J. McCarthy, I. R. Perry, and P. J. Suni, Electron. Lett. 25, 1365 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Tan, F.

J. Liu, K. Liu, F. Tan, and P. Wang, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 20, 3100306 (2014).
[CrossRef]

Tang, Y.

Taniguchi, A.

A. Taniguchi, T. Kuwayama, A. Shirakawa, M. Musha, K. Ueda, and M. Prabhu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 3723 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Tankala, K.

T. Ehrenreich, R. Leveille, I. Majid, K. Tankala, G. Rines, and P. Moulton, Proc. SPIE 7580, 758016 (2010).

Taylor, L. R.

Tsang, Y. H.

Y. H. Tsang, D. J. Coleman, and T. A. King, Opt. Commun. 231, 357 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ueda, K.

A. Taniguchi, T. Kuwayama, A. Shirakawa, M. Musha, K. Ueda, and M. Prabhu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 3723 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Wall, K. F.

P. F. Moulton, G. A. Rines, E. V. Slobodtchikov, K. F. Wall, G. Frith, B. Samson, and A. L. G. Carter, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 85 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Wang, P.

J. Liu, K. Liu, F. Tan, and P. Wang, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 20, 3100306 (2014).
[CrossRef]

Wang, S.

Wang, X.

H. Zhang, H. Xiao, P. Zhou, X. Wang, and X. Xu, IEEE Photon. J. 5, 1501706 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Xiao, H.

H. Zhang, H. Xiao, P. Zhou, X. Wang, and X. Xu, IEEE Photon. J. 5, 1501706 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Xu, J.

Xu, X.

H. Zhang, H. Xiao, P. Zhou, X. Wang, and X. Xu, IEEE Photon. J. 5, 1501706 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Yan, Z.

Yashkov, M. V.

K. S. Kravtsov, I. A. Bufetov, O. I. Medvedkov, E. M. Dianov, M. V. Yashkov, and A. N. Gur’Yanov, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 586 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, H.

H. Zhang, H. Xiao, P. Zhou, X. Wang, and X. Xu, IEEE Photon. J. 5, 1501706 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, L.

Zhou, K.

Zhou, P.

H. Zhang, H. Xiao, P. Zhou, X. Wang, and X. Xu, IEEE Photon. J. 5, 1501706 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

A. Taniguchi, T. Kuwayama, A. Shirakawa, M. Musha, K. Ueda, and M. Prabhu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 3723 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (1)

D. C. Hanna, M. J. McCarthy, I. R. Perry, and P. J. Suni, Electron. Lett. 25, 1365 (1989).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

K. S. Kravtsov, I. A. Bufetov, O. I. Medvedkov, E. M. Dianov, M. V. Yashkov, and A. N. Gur’Yanov, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 586 (2005).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (3)

P. F. Moulton, G. A. Rines, E. V. Slobodtchikov, K. F. Wall, G. Frith, B. Samson, and A. L. G. Carter, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 85 (2009).
[CrossRef]

S. D. Jackson, A. Sabella, and D. G. Lancaster, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 567 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu, K. Liu, F. Tan, and P. Wang, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 20, 3100306 (2014).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. J. (1)

H. Zhang, H. Xiao, P. Zhou, X. Wang, and X. Xu, IEEE Photon. J. 5, 1501706 (2013).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Nat. Photonics (1)

S. D. Jackson, Nat. Photonics 6, 423 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

Y. H. Tsang, D. J. Coleman, and T. A. King, Opt. Commun. 231, 357 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Proc. SPIE (1)

T. Ehrenreich, R. Leveille, I. Majid, K. Tankala, G. Rines, and P. Moulton, Proc. SPIE 7580, 758016 (2010).

Other (2)

E. Stiles, in Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Fiber Lasers (2009), pp. 4–6.

M. Meleshkevich, N. Platonov, D. Gapontsev, A. Drozhzhin, V. Sergeev, and V. Gapontsev, in Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2007 and the International Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEOE-IQEC) (IEEE, 2007), pp. 1.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup of the TDFL (bottom) pumped by two 1173 nm RFLs (top). HR FBG, high reflectivity fiber Bragg grating; YDF, Yb-doped fiber; PF, passive fiber; OC FBG, output coupler fiber Bragg grating; RFL, Raman fiber laser; TDF, Tm-doped fiber.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Output power data of the 1173 nm RFLs pumped by 1120 nm YDFLs. Inset: normalized linear spectra of the 1173 nm RFLs.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Output power data of the TDFL pumped by 1173 nm RFLs.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Energy level sketch of the TDFL pumped by 1173 nm RFLs.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Spectrum of the TDFL. Inset: spectrum in large scale.

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