9 November 2016 All-fiberized single-frequency polarization-maintained fiber amplifier with record power
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A high power single-frequency fiber amplifier with linear polarization is demonstrated based on the master oscillator power amplifier configuration, consisting of a single-frequency seed laser at 1064.1 nm and three-stage amplifiers. To suppress stimulated Brillouin scattering, a short piece of polarization-maintaining active fiber with large core diameter of 25 μm and high pump absorption coefficient is adopted in the main amplifier. Besides, step-distributed longitudinal strain is intentionally imposed on the active fiber to broaden the effective SBS gain spectrum and correspondingly improve the SBS threshold. As a result, a pump-limited single-frequency output of 414 W is obtained with no sign of SBS and mode instability, experimentally showing that the SBS threshold is improved by at least two times through introducing extra strain.. The slope efficiency of the main amplifier is about 80 %. The polarization degree is better than 98 % at all the power levels. To the best of our knowledge, this is the highest output power of single-frequency polarization-maintained fiber amplifier based on all-fiber structure.
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Long Huang, Long Huang, Hanshuo Wu, Hanshuo Wu, Ruixian Li, Ruixian Li, Lei Li, Lei Li, Pengfei Ma, Pengfei Ma, Xiaolin Wang, Xiaolin Wang, Pu Zhou, Pu Zhou, } "All-fiberized single-frequency polarization-maintained fiber amplifier with record power", Proc. SPIE 10016, High-Power Lasers and Applications VIII, 100160S (9 November 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2246014; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2246014
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