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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 6 — Mar. 24, 2014
  • pp: 6605–6612

High-power and highly efficient operation of wavelength-tunable Raman fiber lasers based on volume Bragg gratings

Jun Liu, Deyuan Shen, Haitao Huang, Chujun Zhao, Xiaoqi Zhang, and Dianyuan Fan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 6, pp. 6605-6612 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.006605


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Abstract

Highly efficient and high-power operation of Raman fiber lasers in fixed-wavelength and wavelength-tunable cavity configurations based on a graded-index multimode fiber is reported. Fixed-wavelength and wavelength tunable operating regimes are achieved using volume Bragg gratings (VBGs) with center wavelengths of 1658 nm and 1750 nm, respectively. The fixed-wavelength laser yielded a maximum output power of 10.5 W at 1658.3 nm with a FWHM linewidth of ~0.1 nm for the launched pump power of 23.4 W, corresponding to a slope efficiency of 82.7% with respect to the launched pump power. The measured beam quality in the form of M2 factor is ~1.35, corresponding to the fundamental mode of the fiber. For the wavelength-tunable Raman fiber laser, a wavelength tuning range of 37 nm from 1638.5 to 1675.1 nm is obtained with a maximum output power of 3.6 W at 1658.5 nm for the launched pump power of 13.0 W.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 29, 2014
Revised Manuscript: February 19, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 23, 2014
Published: March 13, 2014

Citation
Jun Liu, Deyuan Shen, Haitao Huang, Chujun Zhao, Xiaoqi Zhang, and Dianyuan Fan, "High-power and highly efficient operation of wavelength-tunable Raman fiber lasers based on volume Bragg gratings," Opt. Express 22, 6605-6612 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-6-6605


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