Narrow-linewidth all-solid large-mode-area photonic crystal fiber amplifier

Jakob Milo Hauge, Sidsel R. Papior, Jens E. Pedersen, Simon Lønborg Christensen, Magalie Bondu, Thomas T. Alkeskjold, Jesper Lægsgaard

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    Abstract

    Large-mode-area (LMA) photonic crystal fiber (PCF) amplifiers are attractive for high-power amplification of single-mode (SM) narrow-linewidth light. Traditionally, LMA PCF designs include air holes but splicing and interfacing of fibers with air holes is complicated. Recently, this was addressed with the development of a LMA PCF amplifier fiber without air holes but with SM operation maintained. This all-solid fiber can be spliced with standard splicers and thus enables integration of PCFs into all-fiber monolithic laser systems. The new fiber, named DC-250/30-PM-Yb-FUD, is demonstrated in a free-space configuration for high-power amplification of 1064 nm light with a narrow linewidth of less than 20 kHz. A seed power of 380 mW is amplified to 40 W, corresponding to a single-stage gain of 20 dB, with an optical to optical efficiency of 69%. No indication of stimulated Brillouin scattering is observed, and the output is stable during frequency modulation of the seed laser.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of spie
    Number of pages6
    Volume10897
    PublisherSPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering
    Publication date2019
    Article number1089728
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    EventSPIE Photonics West LASE 2019 - The Moscone Center, San Francisco, United States
    Duration: 2 Feb 20197 Feb 2019

    Conference

    ConferenceSPIE Photonics West LASE 2019
    LocationThe Moscone Center
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySan Francisco
    Period02/02/201907/02/2019
    SeriesProceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering
    Volume10897
    ISSN0277-786X

    Keywords

    • Photonic crystal fiber
    • Fiber amplifier
    • Narrow-linewidth
    • Large-mode-area
    • All-solid fiber
    • High-power

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