Abstract

We demonstrate the first polarization-maintaining, very-large-mode-area, Er-doped fiber amplifier with ~1100 μm2 effective area. The amplifier is core pumped by a Raman fiber laser and is used to generate single-frequency, one-microsecond, pulses with pulse energy of 541 μJ, peak power of 700 W, M2 of 1.1, and polarization extinction > 20 dB. The amplifier operates at 1572.3 nm, a wavelength useful for trace atmospheric CO2 detection.

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2016 (1)

D. Engin, B. Mathason, M. Stephen, A. Yu, H. Cao, J.-L. Fouron, and M. Storm, “High energy, narrow linewidth 1572nm ErYb-fiber based MOPA for a multi-aperture CO2 trace-gas laser space transmitter,” Proc. SPIE 9728, 97282S (2016).
[Crossref]

2015 (1)

2014 (3)

D. Engin, S. Litvinovitch, F. Kimpel, K. Puffenberger, X. Dang, J.-L. Fouron, N. Martin, M. Storm, S. Gupta, and R. Utano, “Highly reliable and efficient 1.5μm-fiber-MOPA-based, high-power laser transmitter for space communication,” Proc. SPIE 9081, 90810G (2014).
[Crossref]

G. Canat, W. Renard, E. Lucas, L. Lombard, J. Le Gouët, A. Durécu, P. Bourdon, S. Bordais, and Y. Jaouën, “Eyesafe high peak power pulsed fiber lasers limited by fiber nonlinearity,” Opt. Fiber Technol. 20(6), 678–687 (2014).
[Crossref]

X. Zhang, W. Diao, Y. Liu, J. Liu, X. Hou, and W. Chen, “Single-frequency polarized eye-safe all-fiber laser with peak power over kilowatt,” Appl. Phys. B 115(1), 123–127 (2014).
[Crossref]

2012 (2)

2010 (2)

J. B. Abshire, H. Riris, G. R. Allan, C. J. Weaver, J. Mao, X. Sun, W. E. Hasselbrack, A. Yu, A. Amediek, Y. Choi, and E. V. Browell, “A lidar approach to measure CO2 concentrations from space for the ASCENDS Mission,” Proc. SPIE 7832, 78320D (2010).
[Crossref]

J. W. Nicholson, M. F. Yan, P. Wisk, J. Fleming, F. DiMarcello, E. Monberg, T. Taunay, C. Headley, and D. J. DiGiovanni, “Raman fiber laser with 81 W output power at 1480 nm,” Opt. Lett. 35(18), 3069–3071 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2009 (2)

J. C. Jasapara, M. J. Andrejco, A. DeSantolo, A. D. Yablon, Z. Vrallyay, J. W. Nicholson, J. M. Fini, D. J. DiGiovanni, C. Headley, E. Monberg, and F. V. DiMarcello, “Diffraction-limited fundamental mode operation of core-pumped very-large-mode-area Er Fiber amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15(1), 3–11 (2009).
[Crossref]

A. Malinowski, K. T. Vu, K. K. Chen, J. Nilsson, Y. Jeong, S. Alam, D. Lin, and D. J. Richardson, “High power pulsed fiber MOPA system incorporating electro-optic modulator based adaptive pulse shaping,” Opt. Express 17(23), 20927–20937 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2008 (4)

2005 (1)

2004 (1)

Abshire, J. B.

J. B. Abshire, H. Riris, G. R. Allan, C. J. Weaver, J. Mao, X. Sun, W. E. Hasselbrack, A. Yu, A. Amediek, Y. Choi, and E. V. Browell, “A lidar approach to measure CO2 concentrations from space for the ASCENDS Mission,” Proc. SPIE 7832, 78320D (2010).
[Crossref]

Akbulut, M.

T. Yilmaz, L. Vaissie, M. Akbulut, D. M. Gaudiosi, L. Collura, T. J. Booth, J. C. Jasapara, M. J. Andrejco, A. D. Yablon, C. Headley, and D. J. DiGiovanni, “Large-mode-area Er-doped fiber chirped-pulse amplification system for high-energy sub-picosecond pulses at 1.55 μm,” Proc. SPIE 6873, 68731I (2008).
[Crossref]

Alam, S.

Alegria, C.

Allan, G. R.

J. B. Abshire, H. Riris, G. R. Allan, C. J. Weaver, J. Mao, X. Sun, W. E. Hasselbrack, A. Yu, A. Amediek, Y. Choi, and E. V. Browell, “A lidar approach to measure CO2 concentrations from space for the ASCENDS Mission,” Proc. SPIE 7832, 78320D (2010).
[Crossref]

Amediek, A.

J. B. Abshire, H. Riris, G. R. Allan, C. J. Weaver, J. Mao, X. Sun, W. E. Hasselbrack, A. Yu, A. Amediek, Y. Choi, and E. V. Browell, “A lidar approach to measure CO2 concentrations from space for the ASCENDS Mission,” Proc. SPIE 7832, 78320D (2010).
[Crossref]

Andrejco, M. J.

J. C. Jasapara, M. J. Andrejco, A. DeSantolo, A. D. Yablon, Z. Vrallyay, J. W. Nicholson, J. M. Fini, D. J. DiGiovanni, C. Headley, E. Monberg, and F. V. DiMarcello, “Diffraction-limited fundamental mode operation of core-pumped very-large-mode-area Er Fiber amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15(1), 3–11 (2009).
[Crossref]

T. Yilmaz, L. Vaissie, M. Akbulut, D. M. Gaudiosi, L. Collura, T. J. Booth, J. C. Jasapara, M. J. Andrejco, A. D. Yablon, C. Headley, and D. J. DiGiovanni, “Large-mode-area Er-doped fiber chirped-pulse amplification system for high-energy sub-picosecond pulses at 1.55 μm,” Proc. SPIE 6873, 68731I (2008).
[Crossref]

Booth, T. J.

T. Yilmaz, L. Vaissie, M. Akbulut, D. M. Gaudiosi, L. Collura, T. J. Booth, J. C. Jasapara, M. J. Andrejco, A. D. Yablon, C. Headley, and D. J. DiGiovanni, “Large-mode-area Er-doped fiber chirped-pulse amplification system for high-energy sub-picosecond pulses at 1.55 μm,” Proc. SPIE 6873, 68731I (2008).
[Crossref]

Bordais, S.

G. Canat, W. Renard, E. Lucas, L. Lombard, J. Le Gouët, A. Durécu, P. Bourdon, S. Bordais, and Y. Jaouën, “Eyesafe high peak power pulsed fiber lasers limited by fiber nonlinearity,” Opt. Fiber Technol. 20(6), 678–687 (2014).
[Crossref]

Bourdon, P.

G. Canat, W. Renard, E. Lucas, L. Lombard, J. Le Gouët, A. Durécu, P. Bourdon, S. Bordais, and Y. Jaouën, “Eyesafe high peak power pulsed fiber lasers limited by fiber nonlinearity,” Opt. Fiber Technol. 20(6), 678–687 (2014).
[Crossref]

G. Canat, S. Jetschke, S. Unger, L. Lombard, P. Bourdon, J. Kirchhof, V. Jolivet, A. Dolfi, and O. Vasseur, “Multifilament-core fibers for high energy pulse amplification at 1.5 microm with excellent beam quality,” Opt. Lett. 33(22), 2701–2703 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Broeng, J.

Browell, E. V.

J. B. Abshire, H. Riris, G. R. Allan, C. J. Weaver, J. Mao, X. Sun, W. E. Hasselbrack, A. Yu, A. Amediek, Y. Choi, and E. V. Browell, “A lidar approach to measure CO2 concentrations from space for the ASCENDS Mission,” Proc. SPIE 7832, 78320D (2010).
[Crossref]

Bubnov, M.

Canat, G.

G. Canat, W. Renard, E. Lucas, L. Lombard, J. Le Gouët, A. Durécu, P. Bourdon, S. Bordais, and Y. Jaouën, “Eyesafe high peak power pulsed fiber lasers limited by fiber nonlinearity,” Opt. Fiber Technol. 20(6), 678–687 (2014).
[Crossref]

G. Canat, S. Jetschke, S. Unger, L. Lombard, P. Bourdon, J. Kirchhof, V. Jolivet, A. Dolfi, and O. Vasseur, “Multifilament-core fibers for high energy pulse amplification at 1.5 microm with excellent beam quality,” Opt. Lett. 33(22), 2701–2703 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Cao, H.

D. Engin, B. Mathason, M. Stephen, A. Yu, H. Cao, J.-L. Fouron, and M. Storm, “High energy, narrow linewidth 1572nm ErYb-fiber based MOPA for a multi-aperture CO2 trace-gas laser space transmitter,” Proc. SPIE 9728, 97282S (2016).
[Crossref]

Chen, K. K.

Chen, W.

X. Zhang, W. Diao, Y. Liu, J. Liu, X. Hou, and W. Chen, “Single-frequency polarized eye-safe all-fiber laser with peak power over kilowatt,” Appl. Phys. B 115(1), 123–127 (2014).
[Crossref]

Choi, Y.

J. B. Abshire, H. Riris, G. R. Allan, C. J. Weaver, J. Mao, X. Sun, W. E. Hasselbrack, A. Yu, A. Amediek, Y. Choi, and E. V. Browell, “A lidar approach to measure CO2 concentrations from space for the ASCENDS Mission,” Proc. SPIE 7832, 78320D (2010).
[Crossref]

Codemard, C.

Collura, L.

T. Yilmaz, L. Vaissie, M. Akbulut, D. M. Gaudiosi, L. Collura, T. J. Booth, J. C. Jasapara, M. J. Andrejco, A. D. Yablon, C. Headley, and D. J. DiGiovanni, “Large-mode-area Er-doped fiber chirped-pulse amplification system for high-energy sub-picosecond pulses at 1.55 μm,” Proc. SPIE 6873, 68731I (2008).
[Crossref]

Dang, X.

D. Engin, S. Litvinovitch, F. Kimpel, K. Puffenberger, X. Dang, J.-L. Fouron, N. Martin, M. Storm, S. Gupta, and R. Utano, “Highly reliable and efficient 1.5μm-fiber-MOPA-based, high-power laser transmitter for space communication,” Proc. SPIE 9081, 90810G (2014).
[Crossref]

DeSantolo, A.

J. C. Jasapara, M. J. Andrejco, A. DeSantolo, A. D. Yablon, Z. Vrallyay, J. W. Nicholson, J. M. Fini, D. J. DiGiovanni, C. Headley, E. Monberg, and F. V. DiMarcello, “Diffraction-limited fundamental mode operation of core-pumped very-large-mode-area Er Fiber amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15(1), 3–11 (2009).
[Crossref]

Desmoulins, S.

Di Teodoro, F.

Diao, W.

X. Zhang, W. Diao, Y. Liu, J. Liu, X. Hou, and W. Chen, “Single-frequency polarized eye-safe all-fiber laser with peak power over kilowatt,” Appl. Phys. B 115(1), 123–127 (2014).
[Crossref]

DiGiovanni, D. J.

J. W. Nicholson, M. F. Yan, P. Wisk, J. Fleming, F. DiMarcello, E. Monberg, T. Taunay, C. Headley, and D. J. DiGiovanni, “Raman fiber laser with 81 W output power at 1480 nm,” Opt. Lett. 35(18), 3069–3071 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. C. Jasapara, M. J. Andrejco, A. DeSantolo, A. D. Yablon, Z. Vrallyay, J. W. Nicholson, J. M. Fini, D. J. DiGiovanni, C. Headley, E. Monberg, and F. V. DiMarcello, “Diffraction-limited fundamental mode operation of core-pumped very-large-mode-area Er Fiber amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15(1), 3–11 (2009).
[Crossref]

T. Yilmaz, L. Vaissie, M. Akbulut, D. M. Gaudiosi, L. Collura, T. J. Booth, J. C. Jasapara, M. J. Andrejco, A. D. Yablon, C. Headley, and D. J. DiGiovanni, “Large-mode-area Er-doped fiber chirped-pulse amplification system for high-energy sub-picosecond pulses at 1.55 μm,” Proc. SPIE 6873, 68731I (2008).
[Crossref]

DiMarcello, F.

DiMarcello, F. V.

J. C. Jasapara, M. J. Andrejco, A. DeSantolo, A. D. Yablon, Z. Vrallyay, J. W. Nicholson, J. M. Fini, D. J. DiGiovanni, C. Headley, E. Monberg, and F. V. DiMarcello, “Diffraction-limited fundamental mode operation of core-pumped very-large-mode-area Er Fiber amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15(1), 3–11 (2009).
[Crossref]

Dolfi, A.

Durécu, A.

G. Canat, W. Renard, E. Lucas, L. Lombard, J. Le Gouët, A. Durécu, P. Bourdon, S. Bordais, and Y. Jaouën, “Eyesafe high peak power pulsed fiber lasers limited by fiber nonlinearity,” Opt. Fiber Technol. 20(6), 678–687 (2014).
[Crossref]

Engin, D.

D. Engin, B. Mathason, M. Stephen, A. Yu, H. Cao, J.-L. Fouron, and M. Storm, “High energy, narrow linewidth 1572nm ErYb-fiber based MOPA for a multi-aperture CO2 trace-gas laser space transmitter,” Proc. SPIE 9728, 97282S (2016).
[Crossref]

D. Engin, S. Litvinovitch, F. Kimpel, K. Puffenberger, X. Dang, J.-L. Fouron, N. Martin, M. Storm, S. Gupta, and R. Utano, “Highly reliable and efficient 1.5μm-fiber-MOPA-based, high-power laser transmitter for space communication,” Proc. SPIE 9081, 90810G (2014).
[Crossref]

Février, S.

Fini, J. M.

J. C. Jasapara, M. J. Andrejco, A. DeSantolo, A. D. Yablon, Z. Vrallyay, J. W. Nicholson, J. M. Fini, D. J. DiGiovanni, C. Headley, E. Monberg, and F. V. DiMarcello, “Diffraction-limited fundamental mode operation of core-pumped very-large-mode-area Er Fiber amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15(1), 3–11 (2009).
[Crossref]

Fleming, J.

Folkenberg, J. R.

Fouron, J.-L.

D. Engin, B. Mathason, M. Stephen, A. Yu, H. Cao, J.-L. Fouron, and M. Storm, “High energy, narrow linewidth 1572nm ErYb-fiber based MOPA for a multi-aperture CO2 trace-gas laser space transmitter,” Proc. SPIE 9728, 97282S (2016).
[Crossref]

D. Engin, S. Litvinovitch, F. Kimpel, K. Puffenberger, X. Dang, J.-L. Fouron, N. Martin, M. Storm, S. Gupta, and R. Utano, “Highly reliable and efficient 1.5μm-fiber-MOPA-based, high-power laser transmitter for space communication,” Proc. SPIE 9081, 90810G (2014).
[Crossref]

Gaudiosi, D. M.

T. Yilmaz, L. Vaissie, M. Akbulut, D. M. Gaudiosi, L. Collura, T. J. Booth, J. C. Jasapara, M. J. Andrejco, A. D. Yablon, C. Headley, and D. J. DiGiovanni, “Large-mode-area Er-doped fiber chirped-pulse amplification system for high-energy sub-picosecond pulses at 1.55 μm,” Proc. SPIE 6873, 68731I (2008).
[Crossref]

Ghalmi, S.

Gupta, S.

D. Engin, S. Litvinovitch, F. Kimpel, K. Puffenberger, X. Dang, J.-L. Fouron, N. Martin, M. Storm, S. Gupta, and R. Utano, “Highly reliable and efficient 1.5μm-fiber-MOPA-based, high-power laser transmitter for space communication,” Proc. SPIE 9081, 90810G (2014).
[Crossref]

Guryanov, A.

Hasselbrack, W. E.

J. B. Abshire, H. Riris, G. R. Allan, C. J. Weaver, J. Mao, X. Sun, W. E. Hasselbrack, A. Yu, A. Amediek, Y. Choi, and E. V. Browell, “A lidar approach to measure CO2 concentrations from space for the ASCENDS Mission,” Proc. SPIE 7832, 78320D (2010).
[Crossref]

Headley, C.

J. W. Nicholson, M. F. Yan, P. Wisk, J. Fleming, F. DiMarcello, E. Monberg, T. Taunay, C. Headley, and D. J. DiGiovanni, “Raman fiber laser with 81 W output power at 1480 nm,” Opt. Lett. 35(18), 3069–3071 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. C. Jasapara, M. J. Andrejco, A. DeSantolo, A. D. Yablon, Z. Vrallyay, J. W. Nicholson, J. M. Fini, D. J. DiGiovanni, C. Headley, E. Monberg, and F. V. DiMarcello, “Diffraction-limited fundamental mode operation of core-pumped very-large-mode-area Er Fiber amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15(1), 3–11 (2009).
[Crossref]

T. Yilmaz, L. Vaissie, M. Akbulut, D. M. Gaudiosi, L. Collura, T. J. Booth, J. C. Jasapara, M. J. Andrejco, A. D. Yablon, C. Headley, and D. J. DiGiovanni, “Large-mode-area Er-doped fiber chirped-pulse amplification system for high-energy sub-picosecond pulses at 1.55 μm,” Proc. SPIE 6873, 68731I (2008).
[Crossref]

Hou, X.

X. Zhang, W. Diao, Y. Liu, J. Liu, X. Hou, and W. Chen, “Single-frequency polarized eye-safe all-fiber laser with peak power over kilowatt,” Appl. Phys. B 115(1), 123–127 (2014).
[Crossref]

Jaouën, Y.

G. Canat, W. Renard, E. Lucas, L. Lombard, J. Le Gouët, A. Durécu, P. Bourdon, S. Bordais, and Y. Jaouën, “Eyesafe high peak power pulsed fiber lasers limited by fiber nonlinearity,” Opt. Fiber Technol. 20(6), 678–687 (2014).
[Crossref]

Jasapara, J. C.

J. C. Jasapara, M. J. Andrejco, A. DeSantolo, A. D. Yablon, Z. Vrallyay, J. W. Nicholson, J. M. Fini, D. J. DiGiovanni, C. Headley, E. Monberg, and F. V. DiMarcello, “Diffraction-limited fundamental mode operation of core-pumped very-large-mode-area Er Fiber amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15(1), 3–11 (2009).
[Crossref]

T. Yilmaz, L. Vaissie, M. Akbulut, D. M. Gaudiosi, L. Collura, T. J. Booth, J. C. Jasapara, M. J. Andrejco, A. D. Yablon, C. Headley, and D. J. DiGiovanni, “Large-mode-area Er-doped fiber chirped-pulse amplification system for high-energy sub-picosecond pulses at 1.55 μm,” Proc. SPIE 6873, 68731I (2008).
[Crossref]

Jeong, Y.

Jetschke, S.

Jolivet, V.

Jossent, M.

Khitrov, V.

Kimpel, F.

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Figures (8)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1 (a) Microscope image of the fabricated PM-VLMA Er-doped fiber. (b) Measurement of the birefringence beat length via spectral beating of the polarization axes. The fringes had a spacing of 7.3 nm for a 3 m length of fiber corresponding to a beat length of 14.1 mm. (c) Low-power, polarization-extinction-ratio measurement with a broad-band source with the PM-VLMA fiber pumped to transparency, showing P.E.R. > 30 dB.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 (a) Schematic of the 1572.3 nm amplifier using polarization-maintaining very-large-mode-area Er-doped fiber pumped by a 1480 nm Raman fiber laser. (b) 7.2 kHz, 1 ms pulse train at 1572.3 nm. (c) Average output power vs. pump power for a 3.75 m long amplifier compared to a 3.25 m long amplifier.
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 (a) Optical spectrum (OSA resolution bandwidth = 2nm) and (b) P.E.R. measurement in the 3.25 m amplifier fiber at 3.5 W output power. The ASE was largely unpolarized, but the signal P.E.R. was > 20 dB.
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 (a) PM-VLMA input seed pulse and (b) output pulses comparing square pulse amplification to shaped pulse amplification.
Fig. 5
Fig. 5 (a) Backward propagating spectrum showing ASE and the 1572 nm Rayleigh scattered peak. (b) Amplitude of the 1572 nm backward-propagating peak as a function of pump power and launched seed power.
Fig. 6
Fig. 6 Amplifier performance vs. seed power for the 3.25 m long amplifier. (a) Output power vs. pump power and launched seed power. (b) Pulse profile for maximum pulse energy vs. seed power. (c) Maximum pulse energy and (d) maximum peak power vs. seed power.
Fig. 7
Fig. 7 (a) Setup for measuring fraction of output power in the pulse. (b) Optical spectrum in the pulse, compared to spectrum in-between pulses. (c) Fraction of power in the pulse, vs. output power.
Fig. 8
Fig. 8 (a) Beam profile and (b) M2 at 3.5 W output power. M2 was measured under CW operation.

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