Abstract

Cascaded Raman fiber lasers have offered a convenient method to obtain scalable, high-power sources at various wavelength regions inaccessible with rare-earth doped fiber lasers. A limitation previously was the reduced efficiency of these lasers. Recently, new architectures have been proposed to enhance efficiency, but this came at the cost of enhanced complexity, requiring an additional low-power, cascaded Raman laser. In this work, we overcome this with a new, all-passive architecture for high-efficiency cascaded Raman conversion. We demonstrate our architecture with a fifth-order cascaded Raman converter from 1117nm to 1480nm with output power of ~64W and efficiency of 60%.

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Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. M. B. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, “Erbium:ytterbium codoped large-core fiber laser with 297 W continuous-wave output power,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 573–579 (2007).
[Crossref]

2000 (1)

E. M. Dianov and A. M. Prokhorov, “Medium-Power CW Raman Fiber Laser,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6(6), 1022–1028 (2000).
[Crossref]

Abramov, M.

V. Gapontsev, V. Fomin, A. Ferin, and M. Abramov, “Diffraction limited ultra-high-power fiber lasers,” in ASSP (2010), paper AWA1.

Calia, D. B.

Clarkson, W. A.

Codemard, C. A.

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. M. B. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, “Erbium:ytterbium codoped large-core fiber laser with 297 W continuous-wave output power,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 573–579 (2007).
[Crossref]

DeSantolo, A. M.

Dianov, E. M.

E. M. Dianov and A. M. Prokhorov, “Medium-Power CW Raman Fiber Laser,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6(6), 1022–1028 (2000).
[Crossref]

DiGiovanni, D. J.

DiMarcello, F.

Dubinskii, M.

Feder, K.

Feng, Y.

Ferin, A.

V. Gapontsev, V. Fomin, A. Ferin, and M. Abramov, “Diffraction limited ultra-high-power fiber lasers,” in ASSP (2010), paper AWA1.

Fini, J. M.

Fleming, J.

Fomin, V.

V. Gapontsev, V. Fomin, A. Ferin, and M. Abramov, “Diffraction limited ultra-high-power fiber lasers,” in ASSP (2010), paper AWA1.

Fromzel, V.

Gapontsev, V.

V. Gapontsev, V. Fomin, A. Ferin, and M. Abramov, “Diffraction limited ultra-high-power fiber lasers,” in ASSP (2010), paper AWA1.

Harker, A.

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. M. B. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, “Erbium:ytterbium codoped large-core fiber laser with 297 W continuous-wave output power,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 573–579 (2007).
[Crossref]

Headley, C.

Headley, C. E.

Hickey, L. M. B.

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. M. B. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, “Erbium:ytterbium codoped large-core fiber laser with 297 W continuous-wave output power,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 573–579 (2007).
[Crossref]

Horley, R.

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. M. B. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, “Erbium:ytterbium codoped large-core fiber laser with 297 W continuous-wave output power,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 573–579 (2007).
[Crossref]

Jakobsen, D.

Jauregui, C.

C. Jauregui, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “High-power fiber lasers,” Nat. Photonics 7(11), 861–867 (2013).
[Crossref]

Jeong, Y.

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. M. B. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, “Erbium:ytterbium codoped large-core fiber laser with 297 W continuous-wave output power,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 573–579 (2007).
[Crossref]

Kracht, D.

Kuhn, V.

Limpert, J.

C. Jauregui, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “High-power fiber lasers,” Nat. Photonics 7(11), 861–867 (2013).
[Crossref]

Liu, X.

Lovelady, M.

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. M. B. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, “Erbium:ytterbium codoped large-core fiber laser with 297 W continuous-wave output power,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 573–579 (2007).
[Crossref]

Monberg, E.

Neumann, J.

Nicholson, J. W.

Nichsolson, J. W.

Nilsson, J.

D. J. Richardson, J. Nilsson, and W. A. Clarkson, “High power fiber lasers: current status and future perspectives [Invited],” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27(11), B63–B92 (2010).
[Crossref]

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. M. B. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, “Erbium:ytterbium codoped large-core fiber laser with 297 W continuous-wave output power,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 573–579 (2007).
[Crossref]

Ortiz, R.

Palsdottir, B.

Payne, D. N.

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. M. B. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, “Erbium:ytterbium codoped large-core fiber laser with 297 W continuous-wave output power,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 573–579 (2007).
[Crossref]

Piper, A.

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. M. B. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, “Erbium:ytterbium codoped large-core fiber laser with 297 W continuous-wave output power,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 573–579 (2007).
[Crossref]

Prokhorov, A. M.

E. M. Dianov and A. M. Prokhorov, “Medium-Power CW Raman Fiber Laser,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6(6), 1022–1028 (2000).
[Crossref]

Richardson, D. J.

Sahu, J. K.

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. M. B. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, “Erbium:ytterbium codoped large-core fiber laser with 297 W continuous-wave output power,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 573–579 (2007).
[Crossref]

Supradeepa, V. R.

Taunay, T.

Taylor, L. R.

Tünnermann, A.

C. Jauregui, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “High-power fiber lasers,” Nat. Photonics 7(11), 861–867 (2013).
[Crossref]

Turner, P. W.

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. M. B. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, “Erbium:ytterbium codoped large-core fiber laser with 297 W continuous-wave output power,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 573–579 (2007).
[Crossref]

Wessels, P.

Westbrook, P. S.

Wisk, P.

Yan, M. F.

Yoo, S.

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. M. B. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, “Erbium:ytterbium codoped large-core fiber laser with 297 W continuous-wave output power,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 573–579 (2007).
[Crossref]

Zhang, J.

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (2)

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. M. B. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, “Erbium:ytterbium codoped large-core fiber laser with 297 W continuous-wave output power,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 573–579 (2007).
[Crossref]

E. M. Dianov and A. M. Prokhorov, “Medium-Power CW Raman Fiber Laser,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6(6), 1022–1028 (2000).
[Crossref]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Nat. Photonics (1)

C. Jauregui, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “High-power fiber lasers,” Nat. Photonics 7(11), 861–867 (2013).
[Crossref]

Opt. Express (4)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (5)

V. Gapontsev, V. Fomin, A. Ferin, and M. Abramov, “Diffraction limited ultra-high-power fiber lasers,” in ASSP (2010), paper AWA1.

S. G. Grubb, T. Erdogan, V. Mizrahi, T. Strasser, W. Y. Cheung, W. A. Reed, P. J. Lemaire, A. E. Miller, S. G. Kosinski, G. Nykolak, and P. C. Becker, “High power, 1.48 µm cascaded Raman laser in germanosilicate fibers,” in OSA Topic. Meeting, Optic. Amp. and Their Applications (1994).

V. R. Supradeepa, J. W. Nicholson, C. E. Headley, Y. Lee, B. Palsdottir, and D. Jakobsen, “Cascaded Raman fiber faser at 1480nm with output power of 104W,” in SPIE Photonics West (2012), pp. 8237–8248.

V. R. Supradeepa, J. W. Nicholson, and K. Feder, “Continuous wave Erbium-doped fiber laser with output power of >100 W at 1550 nm in-band core-pumped by a 1480nm Raman fiber laser,” in CLEO: Science and Innovations, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper CM2N.8.

C. Headley and G. Agrawal, Raman Amplification in Fiber Optical Communication Systems (Academic Press, 2005).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Principle of cascaded Raman conversion.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 Schematic of the high efficiency architecture for cascaded Raman lasers [13].
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 Schematic of the new multi-wavelength seeded cascaded Raman amplifier, RIG, ROG – Raman input and output grating sets, WDM – Wavelength division multiplexer.
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 (a) Plot of total output power and output power at 1480 nm as a function of input power at 1117 nm (b) Spectrum of the output in linear scale and log scale (inset) at maximum power.
Fig. 5
Fig. 5 (a) Plot of total output power and output power at 1240 nm as a function of input power at 1117 nm (b) Spectrum of the output in linear scale and log scale (inset) at maximum power.

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T ( λ ) = sin 2 θ , θ = π 2 ( 1 λ 1 1480 ) ( 1 1117 1 1480 )

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