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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 10 — May. 11, 2009
  • pp: 8237–8245

High SBS-threshold single-mode single-frequency monolithic pulsed fiber laser in the C-band

Wei Shi, Eliot B. Petersen, Matthew Leigh, Jie Zong, Zhidong Yao, Arturo Chavez-Pirson, and Nasser Peyghambarian  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 10, pp. 8237-8245 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.008237


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Abstract

We report a high SBS-threshold, single-frequency, single-mode, polarization maintaining (PM) monolithic pulsed fiber laser source in master oscillator and power amplifier (MOPA) configuration that can operate over the C-band. In order to achieve a narrow transform-limited linewidth for pulses longer than 100 ns, we use a single-frequency Q-switched fiber laser seed, which itself can be seamlessly tuned up to 1.24 μs. The Q-switched pulses are amplified in the power amplifier stage of MOPA using a high SBS threshold single-mode PM large core highly Er/Yb co-doped phosphate glass fiber (LC-EYPhF). This seed and amplifier combination represents the first monolithic, all-fiber implementation of a single-frequency pulsed laser with the highest pulse energy of 54 μJ and peak power of 332 W for 153-ns pulses at 1538 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3538) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, pulsed

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 4, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 24, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 25, 2009
Published: April 30, 2009

Citation
Wei Shi, Eliot B. Petersen, Matthew Leigh, Jie Zong, Zhidong Yao, Arturo Chavez-Pirson, and Nasser Peyghambarian, "High SBS-threshold single-mode single-frequency monolithic pulsed fiber laser in the C-band," Opt. Express 17, 8237-8245 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-10-8237


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