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Realization and optimization of a 1 ns pulsewidth multi-stage 250 kW peak power monolithic Yb doped fiber amplifier at 1064 nm
22 February 2017
We present a simple way to achieve and optimize hundreds of kW peak power pulsed output using a monolithic amplifier chain based on solid core double cladding fiber tightly packaged. A fiber pigtailed current driven diode is used to produce nanosecond pulses at 1064 nm. We present how to...
Compact 3–8 μm supercontinuum generation in a low-loss As
15 October 2016
A mid-infrared supercontinuum source spanning from 3 to 8 μm is demonstrated using a low-loss As2Se3 commercial step-index fiber. A maximum average output power of 1.5 mW is obtained at a low repetition rate of 2 kHz. Thanks to the low NA step-index fiber, the output is single mode...
264 W output power at 1585 nm in ErYb codoped fiber laser using in-band pumping
1 July 2014
We demonstrate a high-power cladding-pumped Er–Yb codoped fiber laser with 74% efficiency. A pump-limited output power of 264 W is obtained using in-band pumping at 1535 nm. We compare the efficiency of 1480 and 1535 nm pumping through numerical simulations and experimental measurements.
Recent improvements on mid-IR chalcogenide optical fibers
7 June 2014
Fabrication process of arsenic-sulfide (As-S) and arsenic-selenide (As-Se) optical fibers has been improved to enhance the transmission in the mid-IR region. Typical attenuation spectrum of As-S or As-Se optical fibers shows impurities bands, such as S-H, Se-H, O-H, which limit their operation and cause the increase of the attenuation...
High peak power single-mode amplification using highly doped double cladding ytterbium phosphosilicate fiber
30 August 2013
Many scientific and industrial applications require high peak power laser pulses at 1 µm. Ytterbium doped fiber amplifiers are interesting for such application due to their compactness, efficiency and good beam quality. But achieving high peak is challenging with fibers due to the difficulty of enlarging the mode area...
Highly efficient in-band cladding-pumped 1593 nm all-fiber erbium-doped fiber laser
6 May 2012
A high power, high efficiency, Erbium doped fiber laser with in-band cladding pumping is demonstrated is this paper. Pump-limited, 103 W output power is reported with a record efficiency of 75% with respect to the launched pump power. This is, to the best of our knowledge, the highest efficiency...
Broadband amplification of high power 40 Gb/s channels using multimode Er-Yb doped fiber
13 September 2010
Broadband amplification of several high power communication channels is demonstrated using a multimode Erbium-Ytterbium doped fiber (EYDF) amplifier. The multimode feature of this amplifier aims at simultaneously enabling wide gain bandwidth and high output power. The amplifier provides a gain bandwidth spanning over the 1535.0 nm-1565.8 nm band. The...
Spectrally wide and high-power er-yb fiber amplifier for 40 Gb/s telecommunications applications
16 May 2010
A multimode Erbium-Ytterbium doped fiber can be advantageously used for DWDM channel amplification over an extended spectral band with respect to conventional designs. Bit error ratio at 40 Gb/s, gain and noise figure are provided.
Ytterbium fiber laser based on first-order fiber bragg gratings written with 400 nm femtosecond pulses and a phase-mask
1 October 2009
A Fiber bragg grating of 369 nm pitch was inscribed in a germanium-free double-clad ytterbium doped silica fiber using a femto-second pulse train at 400 nm wavelength and a phase mask. The photo-induced refractive index modulation of higher than 4×10−3 was obtained and the accompanying photo-induced losses were subsequently...
Spectrally flat and high-power er-yb amplifier for telecommunications applications
1 October 2009
A multimode Erbium-Ytterbium doped fiber can be advantageously used for the amplification of WDM channels over an extended spectral band with respect to conventional designs. Bit error ratio at 10 Gb/s, gain and noise figure are provided.
Linewidth of high-power fiber lasers
1 June 2009
In this work, we examine how the linewidth of high-power Yb-doped fiber lasers changes as a function of laser power. Four-wave mixing between the various longitudinal modes of the laser cavity tends to broaden the laser linewidth, while Bragg reflectors have a narrow bandwidth that limits the extent of...
Thermal effects in high power CW fiber lasers
19 February 2009
The thermal degradation of double clad optical fiber coatings is known to be the prime limiting factor for the operation of high power CW fiber lasers. In this paper, we conduct a study of thermal effects in high power CW fiber lasers. A particular focus is put on heating...