OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters


  • Vol. 36, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2011
  • pp: 618–620

Pump-limited, 203 W, single-frequency monolithic fiber amplifier based on laser gain competition

Clint Zeringue, Christopher Vergien, and Iyad Dajani  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 5, pp. 618-620 (2011)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (384 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



We present high power results of a Yb-doped fiber amplifier seeded with a combination of broad and single- frequency laser signals. This two-tone concept was used in conjunction with externally applied or intrinsically formed thermal gradients to demonstrate combined stimulated Brillouin scattering suppression in a copumped monolithic, polarization-maintaining (PM) fiber. Depending on the input parameters and the thermal gradient, the output power of the single-frequency signal ranged from 80 to 203 W with slope efficiencies from 70% to 80%. The 203 W amplifier was pump limited and is, to the best of our knowledge, the highest reported in the literature for monolithic, PM single-frequency fiber amplifiers.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:

Original Manuscript: December 2, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 13, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 14, 2011
Published: February 18, 2011

Clint Zeringue, Christopher Vergien, and Iyad Dajani, "Pump-limited, 203 W, single-frequency monolithic fiber amplifier based on laser gain competition," Opt. Lett. 36, 618-620 (2011)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. D. P. Machewirth, Q. Wang, B. Samson, K. Tankala, M. O’Conner, and M. Alam, Proc. SPIE 6453, 64531F (2007). [CrossRef]
  2. I. Dajani, C. Zeringue, and T. M. Shay, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 406 (2009). [CrossRef]
  3. I. Dajani, C. Zeringue, C. Lu, C. Vergien, L. Henry, and C. Robin, Opt. Lett. 35, 3114 (2010). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. Y. Jeong, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, L. M. B. Hickey, and P. W. Turner, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 546 (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.


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

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited