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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 2013
  • pp: 7331–7335

High-peak-power, single-frequency, single-mode, linearly polarized, nanosecond all-fiber laser based on self-phase modulation compensation

Rongtao Su, Pu Zhou, Pengfei Ma, Haibin Lü, and Xiaojun Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 30, pp. 7331-7335 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.52.007331


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Abstract

We demonstrated a high-peak-power, single-frequency, single-mode, linearly polarized, nanosecond all-fiber laser in master oscillator power amplifier configuration. The pulsed seed was generated by modulating a single-frequency continuous wave laser at 1064 nm. The short pulse width (3.2ns) of the pulsed seed prevented the onset of stimulated Brillouin scattering in the 10 μm-core single-transverse-mode polarization-maintaining ytterbium-doped fiber of the main amplifier. In order to compensate self-phase modulation-induced spectral broadening, a phase modulator was employed to control the phase of the pulsed seed, and the linewidth of the output pulses were reduced from 1.22GHz to 185MHz at the peak power of 1.47 kW.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(140.3538) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, pulsed

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 22, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 6, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 1, 2013
Published: October 16, 2013

Citation
Rongtao Su, Pu Zhou, Pengfei Ma, Haibin Lü, and Xiaojun Xu, "High-peak-power, single-frequency, single-mode, linearly polarized, nanosecond all-fiber laser based on self-phase modulation compensation," Appl. Opt. 52, 7331-7335 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-52-30-7331


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