OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 26 — Dec. 21, 2009
  • pp: 23678–23683

150 W highly-efficient Raman fiber laser

Yan Feng, Luke R. Taylor, and Domenico Bonaccini Calia  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 26, pp. 23678-23683 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.023678


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (306 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We report a more than 150 W spectrally-clean continuous wave Raman fiber laser at 1120 nm with an optical efficiency of 85%. A ~30 m standard single mode silica fiber is used as Raman gain fiber to avoid second Stokes emission. A spectrally asymmetric resonator (in the sense of mirror reflection bandwidth) with usual fiber Bragg gratings is designed to minimize the laser power lost into the unwanted direction, even when the effective reflectivity of the rear fiber Bragg grating becomes as low as 81.5%.

© 2009 OSA

OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 5, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 14, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 5, 2009
Published: December 10, 2009

Citation
Yan Feng, Luke R. Taylor, and Domenico Bonaccini Calia, "150 W highly-efficient Raman fiber laser," Opt. Express 17, 23678-23683 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-26-23678


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. S. A. Babin, D. V. Churkin, and E. V. Podivilov, “Intensity interactions in cascades of a two-stage Raman fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 226(1-6), 329–335 (2003). [CrossRef]
  2. R. Vallée, E. Bélanger, B. Déry, M. Bernier, and D. Faucher, “Highly Efficient and High-Power Raman Fiber Laser Based on Broadband Chirped Fiber Bragg Gratings,” J. Lightwave Technol. 24(12), 5039–5043 (2006). [CrossRef]
  3. P. Suret and S. Randoux, “Influence of spectral broadening on steady characteristics of Raman fiber lasers: from experiments to questions about validity of usual models,” Opt. Commun. 237(1-3), 201–212 (2004). [CrossRef]
  4. J.-C. Bouteiller, “Spectral modeling of Raman fiber lasers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15(12), 1698–1700 (2003). [CrossRef]
  5. S. A. Babin, D. V. Churkin, A. E. Ismagulov, S. I. Kablukov, and E. V. Podivilov, “Turbulence-induced square-root broadening of the Raman fiber laser output spectrum,” Opt. Lett. 33(6), 633–635 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. Y. Emori, K. Tanaka, C. Headley, and A. Fujisaki, High-Power Cascaded Raman Fiber Laser with 41-W Output Power at 1480-nm Band,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper CFI2.
  7. L. Taylor, Y. Feng, and D. B. Calia, “High power narrowband 589 nm frequency doubled fibre laser source,” Opt. Express 17(17), 14687–14693 (2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. Y. Feng, L. Taylor, and D. Bonaccini Calia, “25 W Raman-fiber-amplifier-based 589 nm laser for laser guide star,” Opt. Express 17(21), 19021–19026 (2009). [CrossRef]
  9. B. Burgoyne, N. Godbout, and S. Lacroix, “Transient regime in a nth-order cascaded CW Raman fiber laser,” Opt. Express 12(6), 1019–1024 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. Y. Feng and K. Ueda, “Self-pulsed fiber Raman master oscillator power amplifiers,” Opt. Express 13(7), 2611–2616 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. Y. Feng, L. Taylor, and D. Bonaccini Calia, “Multiwatts narrow linewidth fiber Raman amplifiers,” Opt. Express 16(15), 10927–10932 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  12. D. Y. Shen, L. Pearson, P. Wang, J. K. Sahu, and W. A. Clarkson, “Broadband Tm-doped superfluorescent fiber source with 11 W single-ended output power,” Opt. Express 16(15), 11021–11026 (2008). [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.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 
Fig. 4 Fig. 5
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited