OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 23 — Nov. 10, 2008
  • pp: 18869–18874

Diffraction limited amplification of picosecond pulses in 1170µm2 effective area erbium fiber

J. C. Jasapara, A. DeSantolo, J. W. Nicholson, A. D. Yablon, and Z. Várallyay  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 23, pp. 18869-18874 (2008)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (221 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



Robust fundamental mode propagation and amplification of picosecond pulses at 1.56µm wavelength is demonstrated in a core-pumped Er fiber with 1170µm2 effective area. Record peak power exceeding 120 kW, and 67 nJ pulse energy are achieved before the onset of pulse breakup. A small increase in input pulse energy results in a temporal collapse of the pulse center to 58 fs duration, with peak powers approaching 200 kW.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.2410) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, erbium

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: August 19, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 13, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 13, 2008
Published: October 31, 2008

J. C. Jasapara, A. DeSantolo, J. W. Nicholson, A. D. Yablon, and Z. Várallyay, "Diffraction limited amplification of picosecond pulses in 1170μm2 effective area erbium fiber," Opt. Express 16, 18869-18874 (2008)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. J. Limpert, A. Liem, M. Reich, T. Schreiber, S. Nolte, H. Zellmer, A. T¨unnermann, J. Broeng, A. Petersson, and C. Jakobsen, "Low-Nonlinearity Single -Transverse-Mode Ytterbium-Doped Photonic Crystal Fiber Amplifier," Opt. Express 12, 1313-1319 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. L. Dong, J. Li, and X. Peng, "Bend-Resistant Fundamental Mode Operation in Ytterbium-Doped Leakage Channel Fibers with Effective Areas Upto 3160 ?m2," Opt. Express 14, 11512-11519 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. L. Dong, J. Li, H. McKay, A. Marcinkevicius, B. Thomas, M. Moore, L. Fu, and M. Fermann, Proceedings of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, San Jose (2008) (Postdeadline) (Optical Society of America, Washington DC, 2008).
  4. S. Ramachandran, J. W. Nicholson, S. Ghalmi, M. F. Yan, P. Wisk, E. Monberg, and F. V. Dimarcello, "Light Propagation with Ultralarge Modal Areas in Optical Fibers," Opt. Lett. 31, 1797-1799 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. J. Jasapara, M. J. Andrejco, A. D. Yablon, J. W. Nicholson, C. Headley, and D. DiGiovanni, "Picosecond Pulse Amplification in a Core Pumped Large-Mode-Area Erbium Fiber," Opt. Lett. 32, 2429-2431 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. J. C. Jasapara, M. J. Andrejco, J. W. Nicholson, A. D. Yablon, and Z. V’arallyay, "Simultaneous Direct Amplification and Compression of Picosecond Pulses to 65-KW Peak Power Without Pulse Break-Up in Erbium Fiber," Opt. Express 15, 17494-17501 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. S. Wielandy, "Implications of Higher-Order Mode Content in Large Mode Area Fibers with Good Beam Quality," Opt. Express 15, 15402-15409 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. J. W. Nicholson, A. D. Yablon, S. Ramachandran, and S. Ghalmi, "Spatially and Spectrally Resolved Imaging of Modal Content in Large-Mode-Area Fibers," Opt. Express 16, 7233-7243 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. D. Gloge, "Optical Power Flow in Multimode Fibers," Bell Syst. Tech. J. 51, 1767-1783 (1972).
  10. M. E. Fermann, A. Galvanauskas, and G. Sucha, Ultrafast Lasers - Technology and Applications (Marcel Dekker, New York, 2003).
  11. G. P. Agrawal, in Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic Press, 1995), Chaps. (5) Optical Solitons, (11) Fiber Amplifiers.
  12. J. W. Nicholson, R. S. Windeler, and D. J. DiGiovanni, "Optically Driven Deposition of Single-Walled Carbon- Nanotube Saturable Absorbers on Optical Fiber End-Faces," Opt. Epxress 15, 9176-9183 (2007). [CrossRef]
  13. J. M. Fini, "Bend-Resistant Design of Conventional and Microstructure Fibers with Very Large Mode Area," Opt. Express 14, 69-81 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited