OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • 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)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (351 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



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.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

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

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

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)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. M. Stephen, M. Krainak, H. Riris, and G. R. Allan, "Narrowband, tunable, frequency-doubled, erbium-doped fiber-amplifed transmitter," Opt. Lett. 32, 2073-2075 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. C. E. Dilley, M. A. Stephen, and M. P. Savage-Leuchs, "High SBS-threshold, narrowband, erbium co-doped with ytterbium fiber amplifier pulses frequency-doubled to 770 nm," Opt. Express 15, 14389-14395 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. W. Shi, M. Leigh, J. Zong, Z. Yao, and S. Jiang, "Power scaling for narrow linewidth C-band pulsed fiber lasers using a highly Er/Yb co-doped phosphate glass fiber," SPIE Photonics West 2008, OPTO, Optical Components and Materials V, 19-24, 6890-20 (2008).
  4. B. Steinhausser1, A. Brignon1, E. Lallier, J. P. Huignard, P. Georges, "High energy, single-mode, narrow-linewidth fiber laser source using stimulated Brillouin scattering beam cleanup," Opt. Express 15, 6464-6469 (2007). [CrossRef]
  5. V. Philippov, C. Codemard, Y. Jeong, C. Alegria, J. K. Sahu, and J. Nilsson, "High-energy in-fiber pulse amplification for coherent lidar applications," Opt. Lett. 29, 2590-2592 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, Third Edition, (Academic, 2001).
  7. M.-J. Li, X. Chen, J. Wang, S. Gray, A. Liu, J. A. Demeritt, A. B. Ruffin, A. M. Crowley, D. T. Walton, and L. A. Zenteno, "Al/Ge co-doped large mode area fiber with high SBS threshold," Opt. Express,  15, 8290-8299 (2007). [CrossRef]
  8. J. Nilsson, "SBS Suppression at the kilowatt level," SPIE Photonics West 2009, 7195-50.
  9. J. M. Fini, "Bend-resistant design of conventional and microstructure fibers with very large mode area," Opt. Express 14, 69-81 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. V. I. Kovalev and R. G. Harrison, "Suppression of stimulated Brillouin scattering in high-power single-frequency fiber amplifiers," Opt. Lett. 31, 161-163 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. N. G. R. Broderick, H. L. Offerhaus, D. J. Richardson, R. A. Sammut, J. Caplen, and L. Dong, "Large mode area fibers for high power applications," Opt. Fiber Technol. 5, 185-196 (1999). [CrossRef]
  12. F. D. Teodoro, J. P. Koplow, S. W. Moore, and D. A. V. Kliner, "Diffraction-limited, 300-kW peak-power pulses from a coiled multimode fiber amplifier," Opt. Lett. 27, 518-520 (2002). [CrossRef]
  13. J. M. Fini, "Design of large-mode-area amplifier fibers resistant to bend-induced distortion," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1669-1676 (2007). [CrossRef]
  14. Y. Kaneda, Y. Hu, C. Spiegelberg, J. Geng, and S. Jiang, "Single-frequency, all-fiber Q-switched laser at 1550-nm," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics 2004, Postdeadline paper PD5
  15. Y. Kaneda, C. Spiegelberg, J. Geng, and Y. Hu, "All-fiber Q-switched laser, " Patent 7130319, 2006.
  16. W. Shi, M. A. Leigh, J. Zong, Z. Yao, A. Chavez-Pirson and N. Peyghambarian, "High power all fiber-based narrow linewidth single-mode fiber laser pulses in the C-band and frequency conversion to THz generation," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 377-384 (2009). [CrossRef]
  17. W. Shi, M. Leigh, J. Zong, Z. Yao, and S. Jiang, "Photonic narrow linewidth GHz source based on highly co-doped phosphate glass fiber lasers in a single MOPA chain," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20, 69-71 (2008). [CrossRef]
  18. M. Leigh, W. Shi, J. Zong, Z. Yao, S. Jiang, and N. Peyghambarian, "High peak power single frequency ns pulses using a short phosphate glass fiber with a large core," Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 181108-181110 (2008). [CrossRef]
  19. W. Shi, M. Leigh, J. Zong, and S. Jiang, "Single-frequency THz source pumped by Q-switched fiber lasers based on difference-frequency generation in GaSe crystal," Opt. Lett. 32, 949-951 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  20. B. Ruffin, M.-J. Li, X. Chen, A. Kobyakov, and F. Annunziata, "Brillouin gain analysis for fibers with different refractive indices," Opt. Lett. 30, 3123-3125 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  21. N. Peyghambarian and S. Jiang, "Erbium and ytterbium co-doped phosphate glass optical fiber amplifiers using short active fiber length," US Patent, 6611372, Aug 26, 2003.
  22. Y. Hu, S. Jiang, T. Luo, K. Seneschal, M. Morrell, F. Smektala, S. Honkanen, J. Lucas, and N. Peyghambarian, "Performance of high-concentration Er3+-Yb3+-codoped phosphate fiber amplifiers," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 657-659 (2001). [CrossRef]
  23. Y. W. Lee, K. E. Urbanek, M. J. F. Digonnet, R. L. Byer, and S. Jiang, "Measurement of the stimulated Brillouin scattering gain coefficient of a phosphate fibre," Proc. SPIE 6469, 64690L (2007). [CrossRef]

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