Abstract

A high optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) single-frequency 2 μm Brillouin fiber laser (BFL) with watt-level output and high transfer efficiency is demonstrated for the first time to the best of our knowledge. The Brillouin pump is constructed with a two-stage thulium-doped fiber amplifier (TDFA) seeded by a 2 μm laser diode, providing 4.02 W average power with 1 MHz linewidth. Using an optimized length of 14 m for the Brillouin ring cavity, the BFL works stably in single-mode region with 8 kHz linewidth because of the linewidth narrowing effect. The transfer efficiency is 51% with 1.08 W output power and 62 dB OSNR for 3.22 W pump power.

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D. Gapontsev, N. Platonov, M. Meleshkevich, O. Mishechkin, O. Shkurikhin, S. Agger, P. Varming, and J. H. Poylsen, Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2007, Baltimore, Maryland (2007), pp. 1–2.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental configuration of the BFL. ISO, isolator; OC, optical circulator; TDF, thulium-doped fiber; and SMF, single mode fiber.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Output power as the function of pump power.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Spectrum of the BFL.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Spectrum of beat frequency for the (a) BP and (b) BS. CF: center frequency.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Power fluctuation in 3 h at 1 W output power.

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