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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 13 — Jun. 18, 2012
  • pp: 14542–14546

High power Er,Yb-doped superfluorescent fiber source with over 16 W output near 1.55 μm

Wenting Chen, Deyuan Shen, Ting Zhao, and Xiaofang Yang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 13, pp. 14542-14546 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.014542


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Abstract

We report on high-power operation of a cladding-pumped Er,Yb -doped broadband superfluorescent fiber source in the 1.55 μm spectral region. Over 16 W of single-ended amplified spontaneous emission output was generated employing a simple, all-fiber geometry without the use of a high reflectivity mirror or seed source. The wavelength range spanned from ~1531 nm to 1568.5 nm with a bandwidth (FWHM) of ~17 nm and the corresponding slope efficiency with respect to launched pump power at 975 nm was 30.7%.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.6630) Lasers and laser optics : Superradiance, superfluorescence

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 8, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 21, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 24, 2012
Published: June 14, 2012

Citation
Wenting Chen, Deyuan Shen, Ting Zhao, and Xiaofang Yang, "High power Er,Yb-doped superfluorescent fiber source with over 16 W output near 1.55 μm," Opt. Express 20, 14542-14546 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-13-14542


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