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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 23 — Nov. 8, 2010
  • pp: 23872–23877

1.38-µm mode-locked Raman fiber laser pumped by semiconductor disk laser

A. Chamorovskiy, A. Rantamäki, A. Sirbu, A. Mereuta, E. Kapon, and O. G. Okhotnikov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 23, pp. 23872-23877 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.023872


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Abstract

A mode-locked Raman fiber laser pumped by 1.3 µm semiconductor disk laser is demonstrated. Direct Watt-level core-pumping of the single-mode fiber Raman lasers and amplifiers with low-noise disk lasers is demonstrated to represent a highly practical solution as compared with conventional scheme using pumping by Raman wavelength convertors. Raman laser employing passive mode-locking by nonlinear polarization evolution in normal dispersion regime produces stable pedestal-free 1.97 ps pulses at 1.38 µm. Using semiconductor disk lasers capable of producing high power with diffraction-limited beam allows Raman gain to be obtained at virtually any wavelength of interest owing to spectral versatility of semiconductor gain materials and wafer-fusing technology.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.7260) Lasers and laser optics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 20, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 5, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 22, 2010
Published: October 28, 2010

Citation
A. Chamorovskiy, A. Rantamäki, A. Sirbu, A. Mereuta, E. Kapon, and O. G. Okhotnikov, "1.38-µm mode-locked Raman fiber laser pumped by semiconductor disk laser," Opt. Express 18, 23872-23877 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-23-23872


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