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  1. 1178 nm all Yb-fiber laser source power-scaled by solid-core photonic bandgap fiber for 589nm generation

    Maruyama, H.; Shirakawa, A.; Ueda, K.I.;

    2009-01-01

    Here we report an 1178 nm all Yb-fiber laser source power-scaled by solid-core photonic bandgap fiber (SC-PBGF) for 589 nm generation. A 1.4 W output at 589 nm with an input power of 9 W at 1178 nm were obtained. One important advantage of PBGF is distributed filtering. Hence the gain spectrum can...... be designed artificially in an active-ion-doped SC-PBGF, desirable for long-wavelength Yb fiber laser operation. At first, 1178 nm amplification seeded with a non-polarized and linearly-polarized FRL was carried out with the core launched powers of 4 W and 2 W, respectively. As a result, an output...... power of 30 W at 1178 nm with was obtained with the slope efficiency of 58% and ASE free. A 25 W linearly-polarized output with dimensions. Thereby one can obtain lasing or amplification at longer avelengths (1100 nm - 1200 nm) as the amount of amplification in the fibre is shown to scale with the power...

  2. Large-mode-area hybrid photonic crystal fiber amplifier at 1178 nm

    Petersen, Sidsel Rübner; Chen, Mingchen; Shirakawa, Akira; Olausson, Christina Bjarnal Thulin; Alkeskjold, Thomas Tanggaard; Lægsgaard, Jesper

    2015-01-01

    Amplification of 1178 nm light is demonstrated in a large-mode-area single-mode ytterbium-doped hybrid photonic crystal fiber, relying on distributed spectral filtering of spontaneous emission at shorter wavelengths. An output power of 53 W is achieved with 29 dB suppression of parasitic lasing...

  3. Laser and spectroscopic properties of Yb-doped apatite crystals

    Favorable spectroscopic and laser properties were measured in several Yb-doped apatite crystals: Ca5(PO4)3F, Sr5(PO4)3F, and Ca5-xSrx(PO4)3F (x=1-3). The properties included absorption and emission spectra, and laser pumping (slope efficiency)

  4. 100-fs-level diode-pumped Yb-doped laser amplifiers

    Delaigue, M.; Pouysegur, J.; Ricaud, S.; Hönninger, C.; Mottay, E.

    2013-03-01

    Ultrashort pulse lasers with pulse duration on the level of 100 fs can be used for à variety of interesting applications that rely on multiphoton processes or ultrafast dynamics. Up to now, this field was reserved to Ti:sapphire-based laser systems that exhibit a quite complex laser architecture and relatively low laser efficiency. This may be an important reason why such applications could not yet penetrate into large scale industrial applications. We have realized an Yb-doped tungstate-based regenerative amplifier in innovative amplifier architecture. We succeeded to produce 106-fs-pulses at 70μJ and 140 fs at 40 μJ pulse energy, respectively. The average power is on the level of several Watts. The optimized management and exploitation of dispersive and nonlinear effects during the amplification process inside the regenerative amplifier cavity enabled the generation of such short pulses with excellent temporal quality and in an extremely simple and robust laser architecture that is well suited for industrial environments. Applying the same amplifier architecture to an Yb:YAG thin disk regenerative amplifier enabled the generation of pulses as short as 360-fs at high pulse energies exceeding 200 μJ and high average powers of more than 30 W.

  5. Guided mode gain competition in Yb-doped rod-type photonic crystal fibers

    Poli, Federica; Passaro, Davide; Cucinotta, Annamaria;

    2009-01-01

    The gain competition among the guided modes in Yb-doped rod-type photonic crystal fibers with a low refractive index core is investigated with a spatial model to demonstrate the fiber effective single-mode behaviour.......The gain competition among the guided modes in Yb-doped rod-type photonic crystal fibers with a low refractive index core is investigated with a spatial model to demonstrate the fiber effective single-mode behaviour....

  6. Synthesis and characterization of (Ba,Yb doped ceria nanopowders

    Branko Matović

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Nanometric size (Ba, Yb doped ceria powders with fluorite-type structure were obtained by applying selfpropagating room temperature methods. Tailored composition was: Ce0.95−xBa0.05YbxO2−δ with fixed amount of Ba − 0.05 and varying Yb content “x” from 0.05 to 0.2. Powder properties such as crystallite and particle size and lattice parameters have been studied. Röntgen diffraction analyses (XRD were used to characterize the samples at room temperature. Also, high temperature treatment (up to 1550°C was used to follow stability of solid solutions. The mean diameters of the nanocrystals are determined from the full width at half maxima (FWHM of the XRD peaks. It was found that average diameter of crystallites is less than 3 nm. WilliamsonHall plots were used to separate the effect of the size and strain in the nanocrystals.

  7. Mass fabrication of homogeneously Yb-doped silica nanoparticles and their spectroscopic properties

    A large number of homogeneously Yb-doped silica nanoparticles were continually fabricated in a vapor synthesis route, in which the Yb doping level can be well controlled by varying either the heating temperature or the carrier gas flow rate of the Yb precursor. The sizes, shapes, and morphologies of the nanoparticles were examined, and no crystallites and no Yb2O3 clusters were observed in the nanoparticles. These nanoparticles exhibit a clear Yb3+-derived absorption at around 973-975 nm and a dependence of the emission intensity and decay time on the doping level, much different from that of sintered pellets.

  8. Novel materials for Yb and Er-Yb doped microchip lasers

    Hellström, Jonas

    2006-01-01

    The objective of this thesis has been to investigate novel host material configurations for high-power end-pumped Er-Yb co-doped, or Yb doped microchip lasers and try to increase their performance. In Er-Yb co-doped systems, the main limitation is the thermal shortcomings of the phosphate glass host material. The thesis presents some novel results that contribute to the search for a crystalline replacement. In Yb doped systems, most end-pumped schemes reported have been using relatively low-p...

  9. Multi-Frequency Soliton Complex in Er/Yb-Doped Fiber Amplifier

    Kang, Jin U.; Kim, Do-Hyun; Khurgin, Jacob B.; Akhmediev, Nail N.; Han, Haewook; Shaw, Harry; Day, John H. (Technical Monitor)

    2001-01-01

    We experimentally investigated presence of multi-frequency soliton complex that exist in high power Er/Yb-doped Fiber Amplifier. The complex with the spectral bandwidth in excess of 100 nm is bound by the Kerr nonlinearity and exhibit stable propagation.

  10. Thermal effects in Yb-doped double-cladding Distributed Modal Filtering rod-type fibers

    Coscelli, Enrico; Poli, Federica; Jørgensen, Mette Marie; Laurila, Marko; Lægsgaard, Jesper; Alkeskjold, Thomas Tanggaard; Leick, Lasse; Broeng, Jes; Cucinotta, Annamaria; Selleri, Stefano

    2012-01-01

    The effects of thermally-induced refractive index change in Yb-doped Distributed Modal Filtering (DMF) photonic crystal fibers are investigated, where high-order mode suppression is obtained by resonant coupling with high index elements in the cladding. The temperature distribution on the fiber...

  11. Femtosecond pulse generation and amplification in Yb-doped fibre oscillator–amplifier system

    P K Mukhopadhyay

    2010-11-01

    In recent times ytterbium (Yb) doped fibre-based mode-locked master oscillator and power amplifier have attracted a great deal of interest because of their inherent advantages like flexibility, reliability, compactness, high power handling capability and diffraction limited output beam quality as compared to the solid-state counterpart. But, to successfully develope of high-power femtosecond oscillator–amplifier system based on Yb- doped fibre, an appropriate choice of the mode-locking regime and the amplifier geometry are required. Development of an all-fibre integrated high-power Yb-doped fibre oscillator–amplifier system in which the advantages of a fibre-based system can be fully exploited remained a challenge as it requires the careful optimization of dispersion, nonlinearity, gain and ASE contribution. In this article, femto-second pulse generation in Yb-doped fibre oscillator in different mode-locking regimes are reviewed and the details of development and characterization of an all-fibre, high-power, low-noise amplifier system seeded by an all-normal-dispersion mode-locked Yb-doped fibre laser oscillator is described. More than 10 W of average power is obtained from the fibre oscillator–amplifier system at a repetition rate of 43 MHz with diffraction-limited beam quality. Amplified pulses are de-chirped to sub-160 fs duration in a grating compressor. This is the first 10 W-level source of femtosecond pulses with completely fibre-integrated amplification comprised of commercially available components.

  12. Tunable passively harmonic mode-locked Yb-doped fiber laser with Lyot-Sagnac filter.

    Li, Ming; Zou, Xin; Wu, Jian; Shi, Jindan; Qiu, Jifang; Hong, Xiaobin

    2015-10-10

    A novel passively harmonic mode-locked dissipative soliton Yb-doped fiber laser with all normal dispersion is proposed and experimentally demonstrated based on a semiconductor saturable absorption mirror and tunable Lyot-Sagnac filter. By only tuning the bandwidth of the filter at fixed pump power, the repetition rate of 9.87 to 167.8 MHz (corresponding to 17th-order harmonic) is obtained. This is the highest repetition rate and harmonic order for a passively harmonic mode-locked dissipative soliton Yb-doped fiber laser with all-normal dispersion to the best of our knowledge. The signal-to-noise ratio and super-mode suppression ratio for all harmonic orders are higher than 65 and 35 dB, respectively, which shows the high stability of the fiber laser. PMID:26479821

  13. Properties of Yb-doped scintillators: YAG, YAP, LuAG

    Belogurov, S. E-mail: belogurov@pd.infn.it; Bressi, G.; Carugno, G.; Grishkin, Yu

    2004-01-01

    A big number of Yb:YAG samples is analyzed. Emission and transmittance spectra are measured. Light output and decay time vs. temperature are measured for charge transfer (CT) and IR scintillation. Light yield (LY) of the best laser crystals is by a factor 2.4 higher than the value measured for the samples of typical scintillator quality. A pulse shape dependence on e-beam energy density is observed for the IR scintillation. A new efficient Yb doped scintillator is found-Yb:YAP. CT scintillation in a high Z material Yb:LuAG is confirmed. A new scintillation material, potentially interesting for neutrino physics, is proposed: Yb doped garnet or perovskite containing indium in the host lattice. Some prospective research directions are indicated.

  14. Properties of Yb-doped scintillators: YAG, YAP, LuAG

    A big number of Yb:YAG samples is analyzed. Emission and transmittance spectra are measured. Light output and decay time vs. temperature are measured for charge transfer (CT) and IR scintillation. Light yield (LY) of the best laser crystals is by a factor 2.4 higher than the value measured for the samples of typical scintillator quality. A pulse shape dependence on e-beam energy density is observed for the IR scintillation. A new efficient Yb doped scintillator is found-Yb:YAP. CT scintillation in a high Z material Yb:LuAG is confirmed. A new scintillation material, potentially interesting for neutrino physics, is proposed: Yb doped garnet or perovskite containing indium in the host lattice. Some prospective research directions are indicated

  15. Experimental observation of soliton molecule evolution in Yb-doped passively mode-locked fiber lasers

    We have observed soliton molecules with variable modulation depth of spectra in a passively mode-locked dispersion-managed Yb-doped fiber laser. The soliton molecule we experimentally investigated presents diatomic and tetratomic types. With the enhancement of pump power, the laser alternately operates at solitons molecule, temporal-separation-oscillation solitons, and harmonic mode-locked states. Moreover, the phase of solitons molecule is only locked at low pump, and excess pump would cause phase vibration. (letters)

  16. High-power Yb-doped continuous-wave and pulsed fibre lasers

    B N Upadhyaya

    2014-01-01

    High-power laser generation using Yb-doped double-clad fibres with conversion efficiencies in excess of 80% have attracted much attention during the last decade due to their inherent advantages in terms of very high efficiency, no misalignment due to in-built intracore fibre Bragg gratings, low thermal problems due to large surface to volume ratio, diffraction-limited beam quality, compactness, reliability and fibre-optic beam delivery. Yb-doped fibres can also provide a wide emission band from ∼1010 nm to ∼1170 nm, which makes it a versatile laser medium to realize continuous-wave (CW), Q-switched short pulse, and mode-locked ultrashort pulse generation for various applications. In this article, a review of Yb-doped CW and pulsed fibre lasers along with our study on self-pulsing dynamics in CW fibre lasers to find its role in high-power fibre laser development and the physical mechanisms involved in its generation has been described. A study on the generation of high-power CWfibre laser of 165Woutput power and generation of high peak power nanosecond pulses from acousto-optic Q-switched fibre laser has also been presented.

  17. Effective pulse recompression after nonlinear spectral broadening in picosecond Yb-doped fiber amplifier

    Zaytsev, A. K.; Wang, C.-L.; Lin, C.-H.; You, Y.-J.; Tsai, F.-H.; Pan, C.-L.

    2012-02-01

    We report the performance of a picosecond master-oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) system based on a diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) seed laser and Yb-doped fiber amplifier. An average power of 28 W at ˜200 MHz repetition rate is achieved by using only one amplification stage. We found that positive nonlinear phase shift induced by nonlinear effect in the active fiber can be effectively compensated by a grating pair. A pulse duration of ˜1.6 ps is shown after recompression.

  18. Yb-doped phosphate double-cladding optical fiber laser for high-power applications

    Mura, Emanuele; Lousteau, Joris; Boetti, Nadia Giovanna; Scarpignato, Gerardo Cristian; Milanese, Daniel

    2013-01-01

    A Yb-doped phosphate glass double cladding optical fiber was prepared using a custom designed glass composition (P2O5 - Al2O3 - Li2O - B2O3 - BaO - PbO - La2O3) for high-power amplifier and laser applications. The preform drawing method was followed, with the preform being fabricated using the rotational casting technique. This technique, previously developed for tellurite, fluoride or chalcogenide glass preforms is reported for the first time using rare earth doped phosphate glasses. The mai...

  19. High-energy, kHz, picosecond hybrid Yb-doped chirped-pulse amplifier.

    Chang, Chun-Lin; Krogen, Peter; Hong, Kyung-Han; Zapata, Luis E; Moses, Jeffrey; Calendron, Anne-Laure; Liang, Houkun; Lai, Chien-Jen; Stein, Gregory J; Keathley, Phillip D; Laurent, Guillaume; Kärtner, Franz X

    2015-04-20

    We report on a diode-pumped, hybrid Yb-doped chirped-pulse amplification (CPA) laser system with a compact pulse stretcher and compressor, consisting of Yb-doped fiber preamplifiers, a room-temperature Yb:KYW regenerative amplifier (RGA), and cryogenic Yb:YAG multi-pass amplifiers. The RGA provides a relatively broad amplification bandwidth and thereby a long pulse duration to mitigate B-integral in the CPA chain. The ~1030-nm laser pulses are amplified up to 70 mJ at 1-kHz repetition rate, currently limited by available optics apertures, and then compressed to ~6 ps with high efficiency. The near-diffraction-limited beam focusing quality is demonstrated with M(x)(2) = 1.1 and M(y)(2) = 1.2. The shot-to-shot energy fluctuation is as low as ~1% (rms), and the long-term energy drift and beam pointing stability for over 8 hours measurement are ~3.5% and <6 μrad (rms), respectively. To the best of our knowledge, this hybrid laser system produces the most energetic picosecond pulses at kHz repetition rates among rod-type laser amplifiers. With an optically synchronized Ti:sapphire seed laser, it provides a versatile platform optimized for pumping optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification systems as well as driving inverse Compton scattered X-rays. PMID:25969056

  20. Unidirectional dissipative soliton operation in an all-normal-dispersion Yb-doped fiber laser without an isolator.

    Li, Daojing; Shen, Deyuan; Li, Lei; Chen, Hao; Tang, Dingyuan; Zhao, Luming

    2015-09-10

    We demonstrate self-started unidirectional dissipative soliton operation and noise-like pulse operation in an all-normal-dispersion bidirectional Yb-doped fiber laser mode-locked by nonlinear polarization rotation. The laser works unidirectionally once mode-locking is achieved due to the cavity directional nonlinearity asymmetry along with the nonlinear polarization rotation mode-locking mechanism. PMID:26368963

  1. Unidirectional dissipative soliton operation in an-normal-dispersion bidirectional Yb-doped fiber laser without an isolator

    Li, Daojing; Li, Lei; Chen, Hao; Tang, Dingyuan; Zhao, Luming

    2015-01-01

    We demonstrate self-started unidirectional dissipative soliton operation and noise-like pulse operation in an all-normal-dispersion bidirectional Yb-doped fiber laser mode-locked by nonlinear polarization rotation. The laser works unidirectional once mode locking was achieved due to the cavity directional nonlinearity asymmetry along with the nonlinear polarization rotation mode locking mechanism.

  2. Hybrid femtosecond fiber laser outcrossing Er-doped fiber and Yb-doped fiber

    Kim, Yunseok; Park, Sanguk; Kim, Seung-Woo

    2014-07-01

    A hybridized scheme of a fiber femtosecond pulse laser was devised with the aim of grafting the frequency comb of an Er-doped fiber oscillator, stabilized around a 1.550 μm center wavelength, onto the 1.0 μm emission range of an Yb-doped fiber amplifier. Test results showed that the frequency comb is successfully transferred to a new 1.034 μm center wavelength with a spectral bandwidth of 21 nm, upholding an original frequency stability of 3.71 × 10-13 at 10 s averaging. This work demonstrates the feasibility of outcrossing different kinds of fibers to shift the spectral range of the frequency comb over a large operating span without loss of stability.

  3. All-normal-dispersion multi-wavelength dissipative soliton Yb-doped fiber laser

    We propose and demonstrate an all-normal-dispersion multi-wavelength dissipative soliton Yb-doped fiber laser with a periodic birefringence fiber filter, for the first time to our best knowledge. Numerical simulations show that single-, dual-, and multi-wavelength dissipative solitons can be generated under appropriate filter bandwidth and saturation power. Under a certain filter bandwidth, the generated wavelength number of multi-wavelength mode-locked dissipative solitons is related to the saturation power, decreasing with increasing saturation power. The maximal and minimal attainable wavelength spacing of multi-wavelength dissipative solitons are also investigated, which are 21 nm and 4.6 nm, respectively, according to our simulations. Furthermore, the generation of multi-wavelength dissipative solitons has been verified by experiments. Dual- and three-wavelength dissipative solitons with a wavelength spacing of 16.4 nm have been achieved. (letter)

  4. Smoothing of the inversion profile in Nd- and Yb-doped solid-state laser elements

    A solid state selectivity pumped laser is considered now seriously as a candidate to the driver for the future power plant based on a ''pure'' fusion or a ''hybrid'' nuclear-thermonuclear reactor. In connection with an elaboration of selective pumping techniques for solid-state laser-drivers, a stored energy formation in solid state media under absorption of a narrow-band pumping radiation has been considered. The calculations demonstrate the possibility of the inversion profile smoothing in the slab-like Nd- and Yb-doped active elements pumped from excited levels of activator's or sensitizer's ions. A possibility of the Nd:glass and iodine lasers usage to carry out modelling experiments on selective pumping at the several kJ energy level is discussed

  5. Recent developments in polycrystalline oxide fiber laser materials: production of Yb-doped polycrystalline YAG fiber

    Lee, HeeDong; Keller, Kristin; Sirn, Brian; Parthasarathy, Triplicane; Cheng, Michael; Hopkins, Frank K.

    2011-09-01

    Laser quality, polycrystalline oxide fibers offer significant advantages over state-of-the-art silica fiber for high energy lasers. Advanced ceramic processing technology, along with a novel powder production process, has potential to produce oxide fibers with an outstanding optical quality for use in the fiber laser applications. The production of contaminant-free green fibers with a high packing density, as well as uniform packing distribution, is a key factor in obtaining laserquality fibers. High quality green fibers are dependent on the powder quality combined with the appropriate slurry formulation. These two fundamental technologies were successfully developed at UES, and used to produce Yb-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG) fibers with high optical quality, high chemical purity, and suitable core diameters down to 20-30 microns.

  6. Sintering and optical quality of highly transparent yb-doped yttrium lanthanum oxide ceramics

    Ivanov, Maxim; Zayats, Sergey [Institute of Electrophysics UrB of RAS, Amundsen st 106, 620016 Ekaterinburg (Russian Federation); Kopylov, Yury; Kravchenko, Valery [Institute of Radioengineering and Electronics named after V.A. Kotelnikov, RAS, Vvedensky Sq. 1, 141120 Fryazino, Moscow region (Russian Federation)

    2013-06-15

    To produce highly transparent Yb-doped yttrium lanthanum oxide (Yb{sup 3+}:(La{sub x}Y{sub 1-x}){sub 2}O{sub 3}) ceramics two original technologies were used: laser synthesis of nanopowder and pulsed magnetic compacting. Sintering of the compacts in vacuum 3 x 10{sup -4} Pa at 1600-1700 C during 13 hours led to transparent ceramics fabrication. The ceramics with relative density higher than 99.99% and grain size about 40 {mu}m were fabricated. Full transmittance of 1.8 mm thick Yb{sub 0,11}La{sub 0,23}Y{sub 1,66}O{sub 3} ceramics reaches 82.5% rate at 800 nm. (copyright 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  7. Long-period fiber grating as wavelength selective element in double-clad Yb-doped fiber-ring lasers

    Peterka, P; Dussardier, Bernard; Slavik, R; Honzatko, P; Kubecek, V

    2009-01-01

    Selection of operating wavelength of the Yb-doped fiber-ring lasers using longperiod fiber gratings (LPFGs) is suggested. In the proposed method, customized LPFG that sustains high powers serves as a broad-band rejection filter. It modifies the net gain profile of the laser, enabling the peak gain to occur at a designed wavelength. Spectral range of oscillation between 1050-1110 nm was experimentally demonstrated. This range can be extended to both shorter and longer wavelengths with proper design of the LPFG and length of the Yb-doped fiber. The gratings were inscribed by CO2 laser and the grating period down to 175 ?m was achieved being, to our best knowledge, the shortest reported LPFG period using this technique.

  8. Q-Switched Large-Mode-Area Yb-Doped Fibre Laser Using GaAs as Saturable Absorber

    FU Sheng-Gui; GUO Zhan-Cheng; SI Li-Bin; ZHAO Ying; YUAN Shu-Zhong; DONG Xiao-Yi

    2007-01-01

    A passive Q-switched large-mode-area Yb-doped fibre laser is demonstrated using a GaAs wafer as the saturable absorber. A high Yb doping concentration double-clad fibre with a core diameter of 30 μm and a numerical aperture of 0.07 is used to increase the laser gain volume, permitting greater energy storage and higher output power than conventional fibres. The maximum average output power is 7.2 W at 1080nm wavelength, with the shortest pulse duration of 580ns and the highest peak power of 161 W when the laser is pumped with a 25 W diode laser operating at 976 nm. The repetition rate increases with the pump power linearly and the highest repetition rate of 77kHz is obtained in the experiment.

  9. Effect of pump wavelength on self-induced laser line sweeping in Yb-doped fiber laser

    Navrátil, Petr; Peterka, Pavel; Kubeček, V.

    Vol. 8775. BELLINGHAM: SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING, 2013 - (Kalli, K.; Kanka, J.; Mendez, A.) ISBN 978-0-8194-9577-8. ISSN 0277-786X. [Conference on Micro -structured and Specialty Optical Fibres II. Prague (CZ), 15.04.2013-17.04.2013] R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) ME10119 Institutional support: RVO:67985882 Keywords : Laser line sweeping * fiber lasers * Yb-doped Subject RIV: JA - Electronics ; Optoelectronics, Electrical Engineering

  10. Low-repetition-rate all-fiber all-normal-dispersion Yb-doped mode-locked fiber laser

    We demonstrate a low-repetition-rate all-fiber all-normal-dispersion Yb-doped mode-locked fiber laser. Stable mode-locking is achieved by nonlinear polarization rotation and its spectral-filtering effect. Nanosecond pulses with steep edges spectrum at repetition rate 217.4 kHz are achieved. Our preliminary experiment shows that it is a promising seed for all-fiber amplifier system

  11. Structural characterization and EXAFS wavelet analysis of Yb doped ZnO by wet chemistry route

    Highlights: • Optical and electrical properties of ZnO are influenced by lanthanide doping. • Optical and electrical properties of ZnO are influenced by lanthanide positioning. • Yb is incorporated in the Oh sites of the wurtzite structure. • There is not Yb2O3 clustering or segregation for treatments below 800 °C. - Abstract: Lanthanide doped ZnO are interesting materials for optical and electrical applications. The wide band gap of this semiconductor makes it transparent in the visible range (Egap = 3.2 eV), allowing a sharp emission from intra shell transition from the lanthanides. From the electrical side, ZnO is a widely used material in varistors and its electrical properties can be tailored by the inclusion of lanthanides. Both applications are influenced by the location of the lanthanides, grain boundaries or lattice inclusion. Yb doped ZnO samples obtained by wet chemistry route were annealed at different temperatures and characterized by Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), X-ray Diffraction (XRD), Rietveld refinement of XRD data, and X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (XAFS). These techniques allowed to follow the changes occurred in the matrix and the Yb environment. The use of the Cauchy continuous wavelet transform allowed identifying a second coordination shell composed of Zn atoms, supporting the observations from XRD Rietveld refinement and XAFS fittings. The information obtained confirmed the incorporation of Yb in Oh sites of the wurtzite structure without Yb2O3 clustering in the lattice

  12. Structural characterization and EXAFS wavelet analysis of Yb doped ZnO by wet chemistry route

    Otal, Eugenio H., E-mail: eugenio.otal@citedef.gob.ar [Division of Porous Materials, UNIDEF, CITEDEF, CONICET, S.J.B de la Salle 4397, Villa Martelli (B1603ALO), Buenos Aires (Argentina); Laboratory for Materials Science and Technology, FRSC-UTN, Av. Inmigrantes 555, Río Gallegos 9400 (Argentina); Sileo, Elsa [INQUIMAE, Departamento de Química Inorgánica, Analítica y Química Física, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina); Aguirre, Myriam H. [Dept. of Physics Condensed Matter, University of Zaragoza (Spain); Laboratory of Advanced Microscopy (LMA), Institute of Nanoscience of Aragón (INA), University of Zaragoza (Spain); Fabregas, Ismael O. [Division of Porous Materials, UNIDEF, CITEDEF, CONICET, S.J.B de la Salle 4397, Villa Martelli (B1603ALO), Buenos Aires (Argentina); Kim, Manuela [Division of Porous Materials, UNIDEF, CITEDEF, CONICET, S.J.B de la Salle 4397, Villa Martelli (B1603ALO), Buenos Aires (Argentina); Laboratory for Materials Science and Technology, FRSC-UTN, Av. Inmigrantes 555, Río Gallegos 9400 (Argentina)

    2015-02-15

    Highlights: • Optical and electrical properties of ZnO are influenced by lanthanide doping. • Optical and electrical properties of ZnO are influenced by lanthanide positioning. • Yb is incorporated in the O{sub h} sites of the wurtzite structure. • There is not Yb{sub 2}O{sub 3} clustering or segregation for treatments below 800 °C. - Abstract: Lanthanide doped ZnO are interesting materials for optical and electrical applications. The wide band gap of this semiconductor makes it transparent in the visible range (E{sub gap} = 3.2 eV), allowing a sharp emission from intra shell transition from the lanthanides. From the electrical side, ZnO is a widely used material in varistors and its electrical properties can be tailored by the inclusion of lanthanides. Both applications are influenced by the location of the lanthanides, grain boundaries or lattice inclusion. Yb doped ZnO samples obtained by wet chemistry route were annealed at different temperatures and characterized by Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), X-ray Diffraction (XRD), Rietveld refinement of XRD data, and X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (XAFS). These techniques allowed to follow the changes occurred in the matrix and the Yb environment. The use of the Cauchy continuous wavelet transform allowed identifying a second coordination shell composed of Zn atoms, supporting the observations from XRD Rietveld refinement and XAFS fittings. The information obtained confirmed the incorporation of Yb in O{sub h} sites of the wurtzite structure without Yb{sub 2}O{sub 3} clustering in the lattice.

  13. Mode-locked Yb-doped fiber laser emitting broadband pulses at ultra-low repetition rates

    Bowen, Patrick; Provo, Richard; Harvey, John D; Broderick, Neil G R

    2016-01-01

    We report on an environmentally stable, Yb-doped, all-normal dispersion, mode-locked fibre laser that is capable of creating broadband pulses with ultra-low repetition rates. Specifically, through careful positioning of fibre sections in an all-PM-fibre cavity mode-locked with a nonlinear amplifying loop mirror, we achieve stable pulse trains with repetition rates as low as 506 kHz. The pulses have several nanojules of energy and are compressible down to ultrashort (< 500 fs) durations.

  14. Single-mode amplification in Yb-doped rod-type photonic crystal fibers for high brilliance lasers

    Poli, F.; Lægsgaard, Jesper; Passaro, D.; Cucinotta, A.; Selleri, S.; Broeng, Jes

    2009-01-01

    higher-order mode (HOM), stressing the difference between their spatial distributions, with respect to the uniform refractive index core. In the present analysis a rod-type PCF with a 19-missing air-hole core, whose radius is 30 mum, has been considered. Initially, a PCF step-index model has been applied...... to identify a proper ring characteristic that is width, position and refractive index. Then rod-type PCF designs have been optimized with a full-vector modal solver based on the finite-element method. Then, the amplification properties of the Yb-doped rod-type PCFs have been investigated by assuming...

  15. Multiple Dissipative Solitons in a Long-Cavity Normal-Dispersion Mode-Locked Yb-Doped Fiber Laser

    ZHAO Guang-Zhen; XIAO Xiao-Sheng; MEI Jia-Wei; YANG Chang-Xi

    2012-01-01

    Transitional operations of multiple dissipative solitons in a long-cavity normal-dispersion Yb-doped fiber laser are experimentally investigated.Multiple dissipative solitons,including a stable soliton pair and a soliton triplet are observed by increasing the pump power or adjusting the polarization controllers.Two main boundaries of the stable asymmetric soliton and oscillating soliton are found between steady mode-locking.Moreover,multiple dissipative solitons with greater quantities of solitons are observed with pump power increasing.The experimental results agree well with a previous numerical study of multiple dissipative solitons.

  16. High-gain amplification in Yb:CaF2 crystals pumped by a high-brightness Yb-doped 976 nm fiber laser

    We report on high single-pass gain in Yb:CaF2 crystal longitudinally pumped with a 40 W high-brightness fiber laser source based on an ytterbium-doped ultra-large core photonic crystal rod-type fiber operating at 976 nm. A single-pass small-signal gain of 3.2 has been achieved in a 6 % Yb-doped 10-mm-long CaF2 crystal at room temperature, outperforming any CW-diode-pumped scheme and paving the way towards very promising innovative lasers and amplifiers schemes merging the Yb-doped solid state and fiber technologies. (authors)

  17. Characterization of the lasing properties of a 5%Yb doped Lu.sub.2./sub.SiO.sub.5./sub. crystal along its three optical axes

    Toci, G.; Pirri, A.; Beitlerová, Alena; Shoji, Y.; Yoshikawa, A.; Hybler, Jiří; Nikl, Martin; Vannini, M.

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 23, č. 10 (2015), s. 13210-13221. ISSN 1094-4087 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : Lu 2 SiO 5 * Yb-doped * laser Subject RIV: BH - Optics, Masers, Lasers Impact factor: 3.488, year: 2014

  18. Pulsed laser deposition and thermoelectric properties of In-and Yb-doped CoSb3 skutterudite thin films

    Sarath Kumar, S. R.

    2011-07-29

    In-and Yb-doped CoSb3 thin films were prepared by pulsed laser deposition. Process optimization studies revealed that a very narrow process window exists for the growth of single-phase skutterudite films. The electrical conductivity and Seebeck coefficient measured in the temperature range 300-700 K revealed an irreversible change on the first heating cycle in argon ambient, which is attributed to the enhanced surface roughness of the films or trace secondary phases. A power factor of 0.68 W m-1 K-1 was obtained at ∼700 K, which is nearly six times lower than that of bulk samples. This difference is attributed to grain boundary scattering that causes a drop in film conductivity. Copyright © Materials Research Society 2011.

  19. Pump-induced carrier envelope offset frequency dynamics and stabilization of an Yb-doped fiber frequency comb

    In this paper, we demonstrate a carrier envelope phase-stabilized Yb-doped fiber frequency comb seeding by a nonlinear-polarization-evolution (NPE) mode-locked laser at a repetition rate of 60 MHz with a pulse duration of 191 fs. The pump-induced carrier envelope offset frequency (f0) nonlinear tuning is discussed and further explained by the spectrum shift of the laser pulse. Through the environmental noise suppression, the drift of the free-running f0 is reduced down to less than 3 MHz within an hour. By feedback control on the pump power with a self-made phase-lock loop (PLL) electronics the carrier envelope offset frequency is well phase-locked with a frequency jitter of 85 mHz within an hour. (electromagnetism, optics, acoustics, heat transfer, classical mechanics, and fluid dynamics)

  20. Optimization and control of the sweeping range in an Yb-doped self-sweeping fiber laser

    Lobach, I. A.; Tkachenko, A. Yu; Kablukov, S. I.

    2016-04-01

    Influence of the laser cavity parameters (an active fiber length and output coupling losses) and the temperature of elements (active fiber and pump laser diode) on the sweeping range in an Yb-doped self-sweeping laser is investigated. The obtained results show that the sweeping spectral region is shifted to shorter wavelengths for shorter active fibers and with increasing absorbed power. This allows one to obtain self-sweeping operation in a broad range within a ytterbium gain bandwidth from 1028 to 1080 nm. At the same time, there are optimal cavity parameters at which the sweeping span is the broadest (>20 nm). Good agreement between the experimental sweeping range and the calculated maximum gain wavelength is demonstrated.

  1. High order harmonic mode-locking in an all-normal-dispersion Yb-doped fiber laser with a graphene oxide saturable absorber

    Huang, S. S.; Wang, Y. G.; Yan, P. G.; Zhang, G. L.; Zhao, J. Q.; Li, H. Q.; Lin, R. Y.

    2014-01-01

    A high order passive harmonic mode-locking (HML) Yb-doped all-normal-dispersion fiber laser based on a graphene oxide saturable absorber has been experimentally demonstrated. For two different pump powers and different polarization states of the laser cavity, lower order and higher order HML have been achieved. The highest 30th-order harmonic (31.86 MHz) was achieved with subnanosecond pulse duration; this is transitional from a bunched multipulse state.

  2. High order harmonic mode-locking in an all-normal-dispersion Yb-doped fiber laser with a graphene oxide saturable absorber

    A high order passive harmonic mode-locking (HML) Yb-doped all-normal-dispersion fiber laser based on a graphene oxide saturable absorber has been experimentally demonstrated. For two different pump powers and different polarization states of the laser cavity, lower order and higher order HML have been achieved. The highest 30th-order harmonic (31.86 MHz) was achieved with subnanosecond pulse duration; this is transitional from a bunched multipulse state. (paper)

  3. Terahertz radiation using log-spiral-based low-temperature-grown InGaAs photoconductive antenna pumped by mode-locked Yb-doped fiber laser.

    Kong, Moon Sik; Kim, Ji Su; Han, Sang Pil; Kim, Namje; Moon, Kiwon; Park, Kyung Hyun; Jeon, Min Yong

    2016-04-01

    We demonstrate a terahertz (THz) radiation using log-spiral-based low-temperature-grown (LTG) InGaAs photoconductive antenna (PCA) modules and a passively mode-locked 1030 nm Yb-doped fiber laser. The passively mode-locked Yb-doped fiber laser is easily implemented with nonlinear polarization rotation in the normal dispersion using a 10-nm spectral filter. The laser generates over 250 mW of the average output power with positively chirped 1.58 ps pulses, which are dechirped to 127 fs pulses using a pulse compressor outside the laser cavity. In order to obtain THz radiation, a home-made emitter and receiver constructed from log-spiral-based LTG InGaAs PCA modules were used to generate and detect THz signals, respectively. We successfully achieved absorption lines over 1.5 THz for water vapor in free space. Therefore, we confirm that a mode-locked Yb-doped fiber laser has the potential to be used as an optical source to generate THZ waves. PMID:27136997

  4. Ferromagnetic half-metallic characteristic and phase transition in rare-earth Yb doped SiC: A GGA+U study

    The electronic, magnetic and structural properties of rare earth Yb doped on SiC are investigated theoretically based on the density functional theory (DFT). Both zincblende (ZB) and rocksalt (RS) structures of SiC have been calculated. We found that Si3YbC4 with ZB exhibits a complete half-metallic characteristic with a wide gap more than 1.8 eV using GGA and GGA+U methods. However, the half-metallicity is destroyed with RS. The sensitivity of magnetic moments of Si3YbC4 as a function of pressure is also discussed, there are two magnetic phase transition points with increased pressure. The exchange interaction between local Yb-4f electrons and conduction electrons plays an important role in their heavy fermion characters. The exchange splitting of the conduction band is confirmed to be much larger than that of the valence band in Si3YbC4, which makes the holes-mediated ferromagnetism in this material. - Highlights: • Yb-doped SiC with zincblende are predicted half-metallic materials. • Two phase transition points, one is magnetic transition and the other is structure transition with increased pressure. • The calculated band gap using the GGA+U approach is larger than the GGA values. • The study of the exchange splitting shows that Yb-doped SiC makes the holes-mediated ferromagnetism

  5. A controllable noise-like operation regime in a Yb-doped dispersion-mapped fiber ring laser

    Zaytsev, A. K.; Lin, C. H.; You, Y. J.; Tsai, F. H.; Wang, C. L.; Pan, C. L.

    2013-04-01

    We report the generation of tunable high-energy noise-like pulses with a super-broadband spectrum from a Yb-doped dispersion-mapped fiber ring laser. Self-starting noise-like operation can be maintained over a relatively large range of pumping powers (4-13 W). The corresponding output power varies from 0.1 to 1.45 W. The maximum 3 dB spectral bandwidth of the noise-like pulses is about 48.2 nm while the output energy is as high as 47 nJ, limited by optical damage of the components. The central wavelength of the noise-like pulses can be tuned easily over ˜12 nm. The bandwidth and duration of the generated wave packets can also be controlled. The use of a negative dispersion-delay line and spectral filter are found to be important for generating such high-power noise-like operation. Experimental results are in good agreement with theoretical simulations.

  6. Electrically tunable fiber-integrated Yb-doped laser covering 74 nm based on a fiber Bragg grating array

    Tiess, T.; Rothhardt, M.; Chojetzki, C.; Jäger, M.; Bartelt, H.

    2015-03-01

    Fiber lasers provide the foundation to combine an excellent beam quality in single mode operation with a robust and highly efficient design. Based on fiber-integrated configurations, they are employed in many different applications ranging from industry over research to medical technology. However, there is lots of potential to approach even new fields of applications e.g. in spectroscopy based on tunable systems with an adjustable emission wavelength. We present a novel tuning concept for pulsed fiber-integrated laser systems using an array of fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) as discrete spectral filter. Based on stacking many standard FBGs, the bandwidth and filter properties are easy to scale by increasing the number of gratings allowing huge tuning ranges as well as tailored tuning characteristics. In this work, we demonstrate the potential of this electrically controlled tuning concept. Using an Ytterbium (Yb)-doped fiber laser, we investigate the general tuning characteristics. With variable pulse durations in the nanosecond regime, we demonstrate high signal contrast (~45 dB), excellent wavelength stability and narrow linewidth (knowledge, is the largest bandwidth reported based on a monolithic filter design.

  7. Flexibly controllable multi-pulse mode-locked MOPA Yb-doped fiber laser in all normal dispersion regime

    Bu, Chenxi; Wang, Chinhua

    2013-09-01

    A Controllable, high energy, all normal dispersion (ANDi), passively mode-locked Yb-doped fiber laser is demonstrated with a Master Oscillator Power-Amplifier (MOPA) structure. The mode-locking is achieved by nonlinear polarization evolution (NPE). different types of laser pulse are achieved from fundamental mode-locked (FML) single pulse to twin pulse and then to harmonically mode-locked (HML) pulses (the maximum order is 7 times) by adjusting quarter-wave plates (QWPS) and a half-wave plate (HWP) in our system. Using a cascaded long-period fiber grating as the spectral filter, the center wavelength of our laser is fixed at 1034nm.The repetition frequency rate of the FML pulse is 1.53MHz with a pulse width of 817ps. The maximum average energy is 450 mW and the maximum pulse energy of FML single pulse is 294 nJ. Besides, the 517nm green laser output is also achieved by using a LiB3O5 (LBO) crystal as the frequency doubling crystal. The maximum average of the green pulse is 4.71mW.

  8. Lattice dynamics and substrate-dependent transport properties of (In, Yb)-doped CoSb3 skutterudite thin films

    Sarath Kumar, S. R.

    2011-10-24

    Lattice dynamics, low-temperature electrical transport, and high-temperature thermoelectric properties of (In, Yb)-doped CoSb3thin films on different substrates are reported. Pulsed laser deposition under optimized conditions yielded single-phase polycrystalline skutterudite films. Raman spectroscopy studies suggested that In and Yb dopants occupy the cage sites in the skutterudite lattice. Low-temperature electrical transport studies revealed the n-type semiconducting nature of the films with extrinsic and intrinsic conduction mechanisms, in sharp contrast to the degenerate nature reported for identical bulk samples. Calculations yielded a direct bandgap close to 50 meV with no evidence of an indirect gap. The carrier concentration of the films was identical to that reported for the bulk and increased with temperature beyond 250 K. The higher resistivity exhibited is attributed to the enhanced grain boundary scattering in films with a high concentration of grains. The maximum power factor of ∼0.68 W m−1 K−1 obtained at 660 K for the film on glass is found to be nearly four times smaller compared to that reported for the bulk. The observed difference in the power factors of the films on different substrates is explained on the basis of the diffusion of oxygen from the substrates and the formation of highly conducting CoSb2 phase upon the oxidation of CoSb3.

  9. Luminescent properties of Yb-doped LaSc3(BO3)4 under VUV excitation

    Ytterbium doped borate crystals are promising laser media, e.g. in LaSc3(BO3)4 (LSB) matrices large distance between ytterbium ions results in reduced concentration quenching of the ytterbium f-f luminescence [Petermann, K., Fagundes-Peters, D., Johansen, O., Mond, M., Peters, V., Romero, J.J., Kutovoi, S., Speiser, J., Giesen, A., 2005. Highly Yb-doped oxides for thin-disc lasers. J. Crystal Growth 275, 135-140]. Yb3+ ions in complex oxides in addition to the 4f → 4f transitions often manifest fast charge transfer luminescence (CTL) in the UV-visible range. In some borates it was not observed at all, like in orthoborates of Sc, Y and La [Van Pieterson, L., Heeroma, M., de Heer, E., Meijerink, A., 2000. Charge transfer luminescence of Yb3+. J. Lumin. 91, 177-193]; in haloborates Sr2B5O9X, where X = Cl, Br, the UV/visible luminescence was attributed to ytterbium CTL though it looked substantially different from other matrices [Dotsenko, V.P., Berezovskaya, I.V., Pyrogenko, P.V., Efryushina, N.P., Rodniy, P.A., Eijk van, C.W.E., Sidorenko, A.V., 2002. Valence states and luminescence properties of ytterbium ions in strontium haloborates. J. Solid State Chem. 166, 271-276]; while in oxyborate Li2Lu5O4(BO3)3 'classical' CTL was observed [Jubera, V., Garcia, A., Chaminade, J.P., Guillen, F., Sablayrolles, Jean, Fouassier, C., 2007. Yb3+ and Yb3+-Eu3+ luminescent properties of the Li2Lu5O4(BO3)3 phase. J. Lumin. 124(1), 10-14]. In this work the luminescence properties of another borate, namely LSB doped by Yb are presented

  10. High-power mode-locked operation of Yb-doped NaY(WO4)2 end-pumped by laser diodes

    Passively cw mode-locked laser operation of Yb-doped NaY(WO4)2 (Yb:NaYW) crystal was demonstrated with an average power of 400 mW. This is the highest power achieved from the mode-locked Yb:NaYW laser to our knowledge. The laser was end-pumped by a high power fiber pigtailed laser diode bar and the mode-locking was enabled by a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM). The laser pulse duration was 1.1 ps, centered at the wavelength of 1019.7 nm with a bandwidth of 1.6 nm, and nearly transform-limited

  11. Characteristics of Soliton Evolution in the Wave-Breaking-Free Regime in a Passively Mode-Locked Yb-Doped Fiber Laser

    WU Ge; TIAN Xiao-Jian; GAO Bo; SHAN Jiang-Dong; RU Yu-Xing

    2011-01-01

    @@ We focus on several aspects concerning the numerical simulation of a passively mode-locked Yb-doped fiber laser by a non-distributed model.The characteristics of soliton evolution in a wave-breaking-free regime are numerically investigated with the split-step Fourier method.Based on the model,a parabolic-shaped soliton with a nearlylinear chirp and bound soliton pairs are obtained by controlling the intra-cavity average dispersion of the fiber laser.A phenomenon is observed that by keeping the system parameters unchanged,linearly chirped parabolic soliton and bound soliton pairs are attainable under different initial conditions in the transient region between these two kinds of solitons.%We focus on several aspects concerning the numerical simulation of a passively mode-locked Yb-doped fiber laser by a non-distributed model. The characteristics of soliton evolution in a wave-breaking-free regime are numerically investigated with the split-step Fourier method. Based on the model, a parabolic-shaped soliton with a nearly linear chirp and bound soliton pairs are obtained by controlling the intra-cavity average dispersion of the fiber laser. A phenomenon is observed that by keeping the system parameters unchanged, linearly chirped parabolic soliton and bound soliton pairs are attainable under different initial conditions in the transient region between these two kinds of solitons.

  12. Density-functional study on the robust ferromagnetism in rare-earth element Yb-doped SnO{sub 2}

    Zhang, Kai-Cheng, E-mail: kczhang@yeah.net [College of Mathematics and Physics, Bohai University, Jinzhou 121013 (China); Li, Yong-Feng [Key Laboratory of Integrated Exploitation of Bayan Obo Multi-Metal ResourcesInner Mongolia University of Science and Technology, Baotou 014010 (China); School of Mathematics, Physics and Biological Engineering, Inner Mongolia University of Science and Technology, Baotou 014010 (China); Liu, Yong [State Key Laboratory of Metastable Materials Science and Technology and College of Science, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao, Hebei 066004 (China); Chi, Feng [College of Engineering, Bohai University, Jinzhou 121013 (China)

    2014-06-01

    So far, little has been known about the ferromagnetism induced by p–f hybridization. We investigate the magnetic properties of Yb-doped SnO{sub 2} by first-principles calculations. We find that the doped system favors the ferromagnetic state and a room-temperature ferromagnetism can be expected in it. The origin of ferromagnetism can be attributed to the p–f hybridization between Yb impurity and its surrounding oxygen atoms. The formation energy of defect complex is calculated and the magnetic mediation of intrinsic vacancies is studied. Our results reveal that the formation energy of the defect complex with Sn vacancy is about 7.3 eV lower in energy than that with oxygen vacancy. This means Sn vacancy is much easier to form than oxygen vacancy in the presence of Yb substitution. The ferromagnetism of the doped system is greatly enhanced in the presence of Sn vacancies. - Highlights: • Room-temperature ferromagnetism can be expected in Yb-doped SnO{sub 2}. • The origin of ferromagnetism can be attributed to the p–f hybridization between Yb and O atoms. • Oxygen vacancies are much hard to form and contribute little to the ferromagnetism. • Sn vacancies are easy to form under oxygen-rich condition and stabilize the ferromagnetism effectively.

  13. Luminescent properties of Yb-doped LaSc{sub 3}(BO{sub 3}){sub 4} under VUV excitation

    Guerassimova, N.; Kamenskikh, I. [Physics Department, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leninskie gory, 119992 Moscow (Russian Federation); Krasikov, D. [Physics Department, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leninskie gory, 119992 Moscow (Russian Federation)], E-mail: kdn@nm.ru; Mikhailin, V. [Physics Department, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leninskie gory, 119992 Moscow (Russian Federation); Zagumennyi, A.; Koutovoi, S.; Zavartsev, Yu. [Laser Crystals Department, General Physics Institute of RAS, Vavilova str. 38, 119991 Moscow (Russian Federation); Pedrini, C. [Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie des Materiaux Luminescents, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon-1, UMR 5620 CNRS, 69622 Villeurbanne (France)

    2007-04-15

    Ytterbium doped borate crystals are promising laser media, e.g. in LaSc{sub 3}(BO{sub 3}){sub 4} (LSB) matrices large distance between ytterbium ions results in reduced concentration quenching of the ytterbium f-f luminescence [Petermann, K., Fagundes-Peters, D., Johansen, O., Mond, M., Peters, V., Romero, J.J., Kutovoi, S., Speiser, J., Giesen, A., 2005. Highly Yb-doped oxides for thin-disc lasers. J. Crystal Growth 275, 135-140]. Yb{sup 3+} ions in complex oxides in addition to the 4f {yields} 4f transitions often manifest fast charge transfer luminescence (CTL) in the UV-visible range. In some borates it was not observed at all, like in orthoborates of Sc, Y and La [Van Pieterson, L., Heeroma, M., de Heer, E., Meijerink, A., 2000. Charge transfer luminescence of Yb{sup 3+}. J. Lumin. 91, 177-193]; in haloborates Sr{sub 2}B{sub 5}O{sub 9}X, where X = Cl, Br, the UV/visible luminescence was attributed to ytterbium CTL though it looked substantially different from other matrices [Dotsenko, V.P., Berezovskaya, I.V., Pyrogenko, P.V., Efryushina, N.P., Rodniy, P.A., Eijk van, C.W.E., Sidorenko, A.V., 2002. Valence states and luminescence properties of ytterbium ions in strontium haloborates. J. Solid State Chem. 166, 271-276]; while in oxyborate Li{sub 2}Lu{sub 5}O{sub 4}(BO{sub 3}){sub 3} 'classical' CTL was observed [Jubera, V., Garcia, A., Chaminade, J.P., Guillen, F., Sablayrolles, Jean, Fouassier, C., 2007. Yb{sup 3+} and Yb{sup 3+}-Eu{sup 3+} luminescent properties of the Li{sub 2}Lu{sub 5}O{sub 4}(BO{sub 3}){sub 3} phase. J. Lumin. 124(1), 10-14]. In this work the luminescence properties of another borate, namely LSB doped by Yb are presented.

  14. Research progress of chelate precursor doping method to fabricate Yb-doped large-mode-area silica fibers for kW-level laser

    Wang, Zhen; Zhan, Huan; Ni, Li; Peng, Kun; Wang, Xiaolong; Wang, Jianjun; Jing, Feng; Lin, Aoxiang

    2015-11-01

    With continuous efforts and practical managing experiences, the chelate precursor doping method has been justified as an effective way to dope rare-earth ions into silica host materials, a key technique in making large-mode-area silica fibers for high power laser applications. It is characterized by good controllability, stability and repeatability to accomplish different refractive index profiles. Different preforms with a large core, designed refractive index profile, good symmetrical shape and homogeneous elemental distribution were successfully fabricated. The home-made standard 20/400-type double-cladding Yb-doped large-mode-area silica fiber was drawn and presented a 1.6 kW laser output at 1064 nm, the highest power record publically reported with this method. With further optimization, chelate precusor doping method has potential to manufacture high power laser fibers for the next generation.

  15. Second Harmonic Generation Using an All-Fiber Q-Switched Yb-Doped Fiber Laser and MgO:c-PPLN

    Yi Gan

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available We have experimentally demonstrated an efficient all-fiber passively Q-switched Yb-doped fiber laser with Samarium doped fiber as a saturable absorber. Average output power of 3.4 W at a repetition rate of 250 kHz and a pulse width of 1.1 microseconds was obtained at a pump power of 9.0 W. By using this fiber laser system and an MgO-doped congruent periodically poled lithium niobate (MgO:c-PPLN, second harmonic generation (SHG output at 532 nm was achieved at room temperature. The conversion efficiency is around 4.2% which agrees well with the theoretical simulation.

  16. Characteristics of a low repetition rate passively mode-locked Yb-doped fiber laser in an all-normal dispersion cavity

    The lasing characteristics of a 365 kHz low repetition rate Yb-doped fiber laser operated in an all-normal dispersion cavity and mode-locked by the nonlinear polarization rotation mechanism are investigated in detail. As the pump power increases, the laser exhibits two transition routes when evolved from the continuous-wave (CW) state to the mode-locked (ML) state. In one evolution route the Q-switched mode-locked (QML) state is sandwiched between the CW and ML states, whereas in the other more interesting evolution route the hysteresis transition between the CW and ML states is found for the first time. Under the mode-locking operation, the laser generates sub-nanosecond pulses with linear dependence of pulsewidth on bandwidth under different pump powers, indicating the presence of giant linear chirps on the laser output pulses. (paper)

  17. All-normal-dispersion passively mode-locked Yb-doped fiber ring laser based on a graphene oxide saturable absorber

    We have demonstrated an all-normal-dispersion passively mode-locked Yb-doped fiber laser using a graphene oxide/polyvinyl alcohol (GO–PVA) saturable absorber without surfactant, for the first time to the best of our knowledge. The experimental results show that the pulse duration of the mode-locked lasers varies from 191 ps to 1.68 ns, while the cavity round trip time changes from 24 to 458 ns, through the variation of the cavity length. In addition, the proposed passively mode-locked fiber laser demonstrates a maximum average output power of 539 mW with a laser cavity length of 94 m, and the corresponding single pulse energy reaches 0.429 μJ. The proposed mode-locked fiber lasers with large chirp pulses may find potential applications in fiber chirped pulse amplification systems for micromachining, material processing and diagnostic applications. (letter)

  18. All-fiber 30-μm core diameter Yb-doped pulse-pumped amplifier cascade generating 10 nm-bandwidth 545 kW peak power pulses

    An electric-pulse-driven super-luminescent diode laser generating 1064 nm wavelength with 37 nm-bandwidth, several nanoseconds pulses at 20 Hz repetition rate was used to seed an amplifier cascade featuring a 30 μm core Yb-doped fiber as the final power amplifier. From this amplifier cascade, we obtained pulse energy from 1.0 to 1.5 mJ depending on different pulse durations with beam quality of M2 1.7; the highest peak power in excess of 545 kW and 10 nm-bandwidth centered at 1064 nm, which is the widest bandwidth of pulsed Yb-doped millijoule fiber amplifier to our knowledge. Moreover, this all-fiber structure has application to many fields

  19. 980-nm all-fiber mode-locked Yb-doped phosphate fiber oscillator based on semiconductor saturable absorber mirror and its amplifier

    Li, Ping-Xue; Yao, Yi-Fei; Chi, Jun-Jie; Hu, Hao-Wei; Zhang, Guang-Ju; Liang, Bo-Xing; Zhang, Meng-Meng; Ma, Chun-Mei; Su, Ning

    2016-08-01

    A 980-nm semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM) mode-locked Yb-doped phosphate fiber laser is demonstrated by using an all-fiber linear cavity configuration. Two different kinds of cavity lengths are introduced into the oscillator to obtain a robust and stable mode-locked seed source. When the cavity length is chosen to be 6 m, the oscillator generates an average output power of 3.5 mW and a pulse width of 76.27 ps with a repetition rate of 17.08 MHz. As the cavity length is optimized to short, 4.4-mW maximum output power and 61.15-ps pulse width are produced at a repetition rate of 20.96 MHz. The output spectrum is centered at 980 nm with a narrow spectral bandwidth of 0.13 nm. In the experiment, no undesired amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) nor harmful oscillation around 1030 nm is observed. Moreover, through a two-stage all-fiber-integrated amplifier, an output power of 740 mW is generated with a pulse width of 200 ps. Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 61205047).

  20. All-normal dispersion passively mode-locked Yb-doped fiber laser using MoS2-PVA saturable absorber

    Sathiyan, S.; Velmurugan, V.; Senthilnathan, K.; Babu, P. Ramesh; Sivabalan, S.

    2016-05-01

    We demonstrate the generation of a dissipative soliton in an all-normal dispersion ytterbium (Yb)-doped fiber laser using few-layer molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) as a saturable absorber. The saturable absorber is prepared by mixing few-layer MoS2 solution with polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) to form a free-standing composite film. The modulation depth and saturation intensity of the MoS2-PVA film are 11% and 5.86 MW cm-2, respectively. By incorporating the MoS2 saturable absorber in the fiber laser cavity, the mode-locked pulses are generated with a pulse width of 1.55 ns and a 3 dB spectral bandwidth of 0.9 nm centered at 1037.5 nm. The fundamental repetition rate and the average power are measured as 15.43 MHz and 1.5 mW, respectively. These results reveal the feasibility of deploying liquid-phase exfoliated few-layer MoS2 nanosheets for dissipative soliton generation in the near-IR region.

  1. Sintering of transparent Yb-doped Lu{sub 2}O{sub 3} ceramics using nanopowder produced by laser ablation method

    Kijko, V.S. [Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin, Mira St. 19, Ekaterinburg 620002 (Russian Federation); Maksimov, R.N., E-mail: romanmaksimov@e1.ru [Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin, Mira St. 19, Ekaterinburg 620002 (Russian Federation); Institute of Electrophysics UB RAS, Amundsen St.106, Ekaterinburg 620016 (Russian Federation); Shitov, V.A. [Institute of Electrophysics UB RAS, Amundsen St.106, Ekaterinburg 620016 (Russian Federation); Demakov, S.L.; Yurovskikh, A.S. [Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin, Mira St. 19, Ekaterinburg 620002 (Russian Federation)

    2015-09-15

    Highlights: • Yb:Lu{sub 2}O{sub 3} nanoparticles synthesized by laser ablation method were investigated. • Transparent Yb:Lu{sub 2}O{sub 3} ceramics were fabricated via vacuum and spark plasma sintering. • Highest transmittance was 79.3% at 1080 nm for vacuum sintered Yb:Lu{sub 2}O{sub 3} sample. - Abstract: Transparent Yb-doped Lu{sub 2}O{sub 3} ceramic samples were fabricated via conventional vacuum and spark plasma sintering. Nanoparticles synthesized by laser ablation method were used as starting material. The morphology and phase evolution of the nanopowder were studied by transmission electron microscopy, simultaneous thermal analysis and X-ray diffraction. The obtained nanoparticles exhibited the monoclinic phase and were fully converted into the main cubic phase after calcination at 1100 °C for 1 h. Conventional vacuum sintering of Yb:Lu{sub 2}O{sub 3} powder compact at 1780 °C for 20 h resulted in a fully-dense ceramics with an average grain size of 1.6 μm and optical transmittance of 79.3% at 1080 nm. Spark plasma sintering of the calcined Yb:Lu{sub 2}O{sub 3} nanoparticles at 1450 °C and 15 kN for 40 min led to a 0.2 μm-grained ceramics exhibiting an optical transmittance of 75.6% at 1080 nm.

  2. 超长腔碳纳米管锁模多波长掺镱光纤激光器∗%Ultra-long cavity multi-wavelength Yb-doped fiber laser mode-locked by carbon nanotubes

    王玉宝; 齐晓辉; 沈阳; 姚繄蕾; 徐志敬; 潘玉寨

    2015-01-01

    We demonstrate an ultra-long cavity multi-wavelength Yb-doped fiber laser mode-locked by carbon nanotubes. The total length of the fiber laser is 1021.2 m. The different regimes of noise-like soliton and soliton rain mode-locking with the multi-wavelength operation are experimentally obtained with a repetition rate of 199.8 kHz. The higher output power and pulse energy from the soliton rain are measured to be 40.3 mW and 201.5 nJ, respectively, with a pulse width of about 102.5 ns.

  3. High power, picosecond green laser based on a frequency-doubled, all-fiber, narrow-bandwidth, linearly polarized, Yb-doped fiber laser

    Tian, Wenyan; Isyanova, Yelena; Stegeman, Robert; Huang, Ye; Chieffo, Logan R.; Moulton, Peter F.

    2016-03-01

    We report on the development of an all-fiber, 68-kW-peak-power, 16-ps-pulse-width, narrow-bandwidth, linearly polarized, 1064-nm fiber laser suitable for high-power, picosecond-pulse-width, green-light generation. Our 1064-nm fiber laser delivered an average power of up to 110 W at a repetition of 100- MHz in a narrow bandwidth, with minimal nonlinear distortion. We developed a high-power, picosecond green source at 532 nm through use of single-pass frequency-doubling of our 1064-nm fiber laser in lithium triborate (LBO). Using a 15-mm long LBO crystal, we have generated 30 W of average power in the second harmonic with 73-W of fundamental average power, for a conversion efficiency of 41%.

  4. 30 W Cr:LiSrAlF 6 flashlamp-pumped pulsed laser.

    Samad, Ricardo Elgul; Baldochi, Sonia Licia; Calvo Nogueira, Gesse Eduardo; Vieira, Nilson Dias

    2007-01-01

    We report the performance of a flashlamp-pumped Cr:LiSrAlF(6) (Cr:LiSAF) laser developed and built by us. The pumping cavity incorporates filters that select the flashlamps' emission spectrum to match the absorption bands of the gain medium, allowing control of the amount of nonradiactive decay heat contribution of the optical cycle, minimizing thermal effects on the laser operation. The laser generated 2 J pulses at 15 Hz, resulting in 30 W of average power, the highest power extracted from a Cr:LiSAF rod laser to our knowledge. We were able to conclude that the laser efficiency is affected by resonator configuration changes due to thermal lens effects, and not to thermal quenching of the Cr:LiSAF luminescence. PMID:17167580

  5. Experimental investigation on laser milling of aluminium oxide using a 30 W Q-switched Yb:YAG fiber laser

    Leone, C.; Genna, S.; Tagliaferri, F.; Palumbo, B.; Dix, M.

    2016-01-01

    In the present study, laser milling tests were carried out on aluminium oxide (Al2O3) plate, 3 mm in thickness, using a Q-Switched 30 W Yb:YAG fiber laser. A systematic approach based on Design of Experiment (DoE) has been successfully adopted with the aim to detect which and how the process parameters affect the laser beam-material interaction, and to explain the effect of the process parameters on the material removal rate and surface quality. The examined process parameters were the laser beam scan speed, the pulse frequency, the total energy released for surface unit, the distance between two consecutive scan lines and the scanning strategy. A full factorial design and ANalysis Of VAriance (ANOVA) were applied for the results analysis. Finally, the various effects of the process parameters on the material removal rate and surface roughness have been analysed and discussed.

  6. Effect of Sintering Temperature on Microstructure, Chemical Stability and Electrical Properties of Transition Metal or Yb-Doped BaZr0.1Ce0.7Y0.1M0.1O3-δ (M = Fe, Ni, Co and Yb

    Behzad eMirfakhraei

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Perovskite-type BaZr0.1Ce0.7Y0.1M0.1O3-δ (M = Fe, Ni, Co and Yb (BZCY-M oxides were synthesized using the conventional solid-state reaction method at 1350-1550 oC in air in order to investigate the effect of dopants on sintering, crystal structure, chemical stability under CO2 and H2S, and electrical transport properties. The formation of the single-phase perovskite-type structure with an orthorhombic space group Imam was confirmed by Rietveld refinement using powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD for the Fe, Co, Ni and Yb-doped samples. The BZCY-Co and BZCY-Ni oxides show a total electrical conductivity of 0.01 and 8 × 10-3 Scm-1 at 600 oC in wet H2 with an activation energy of 0.36 and 0.41 eV, respectively. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM and energy-dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX revealed Ba and Co rich secondary phase at the grain-boundaries, which may explain the enhancement in the total conductivity of the BZCY-Co. However, ex-solution of Ni at higher sintering temperatures, especially at 1550 oC, decreases the total conductivity of the BZCY-Ni material. The Co and Ni dopants act as a sintering aid and form dense pellets at a lower sintering temperature of 1250 oC. The Fe, Co and Ni-doped BZCY-M samples synthesized at 1350 oC show stability in 30 ppm H2S/H2 at 800 oC, and increasing the firing temperature to 1550 oC, enhanced the chemical stability in CO2 / N2 (1: 2 at 25-900 oC. The BZCY-Co and Ni compounds with high conductivity in wet H2 could be considered as possible anodes for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells (IT-SOFCs.

  7. High power radially-polarized Yb-doped fiber laser

    Lin, Di; Daniel, J. M. O.; Gecevičius, M.; Beresna, M; Kazansky, P. G.; Clarkson, W. A.

    2014-01-01

    A simple technique for directly generating a radially-polarized output beam from an ytterbium-doped fiber laser using an intracavity spatially-variant waveplate is reported. The laser yielded 32W of output with a corresponding slope efficiency of 65.8% in a radially-polarised beam with beam propagation factor ~2.1 and polarization purity >95%

  8. Yb-doped glass microcavity laser operation in water

    Ostby, Eric P.; Vahala, Kerry J.

    2009-01-01

    A ytterbium-doped silica microcavity laser demonstrates stable laser emission while completely submerged in water. To our knowledge, it is the first solid-state laser whose cavity mode interacts with water. The device generates more than 2 μW of output power. The laser performance is presented, and low-concentration biosensing is discussed as a potential application.

  9. Scintillation properties of Yb-doped yttrium-aluminum garnets

    Relative light yield (LY) dependence on temperature for Yb:YAG crystals containing 10% to 100% of Yb dopant is studied for γ and α excitation. The maximum LY is achieved at 120 K3 Ph/MeV at T=140 K for (Yb 25%) YAG. Linearity of the light output is checked. α/γ ratio is found to be 0.42±0.02. Pulse shapes induced by γ and α particles and cosmic rays are investigated by analysing a set of single events recorded. γ events are fast (τ<4 ns), while other kinds of radiation give rise to more complicated and longer profiles, allowing particle discrimination. Dependence of scintillation properties on concentration of Yb and purity is discussed

  10. Preparation and Characterization of Yb - doped YAG Ceramics

    Hostasa, Jan; Esposito, Laura; Alderighi, Daniele; Pirri, Angela

    2011-01-01

    Rare-earth doped yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG) ceramics are among the most widely produced transparent ceramics for laser applications. Yb:YAG ceramics are an interesting IR laser material [1], which allows significantly higher doping compared to the generally more used Nd:YAG [2,3]. This work presents the preparation of polycrystalline Yb:YAG ceramics with dopant concentration from 0 up to 20 at.% via solid state reactive sintering. Samples were prepared via cold isostatic pressing of spray ...

  11. Preparation and characterization of Yb-doped YAG ceramics

    Hostaša, Jan; Esposito, Laura; Alderighi, Daniele; Pirri, Angela

    2013-02-01

    This work presents the results of the preparation of polycrystalline Yb:YAG ceramics for laser sources with dopant concentration from 0 up to 20 at.% via solid state reactive sintering. Samples were prepared via cold isostatic pressing of spray dried mixture of pure oxide powders with TEOS as a sintering aid. Sintering was conducted under high vacuum and clean atmosphere. Various sintering cycles were tested, so that optimum conditions could be selected in dependence on Yb concentration. Samples with optical transmittance higher than 80% were prepared and their laser performance was examined. Slope efficiency as high as 73% and a maximum output power of 6 W were obtained for the sample doped with 10% Yb. Final microstructure of prepared samples was analyzed via optical microscopy, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, and EDS.

  12. Properties of Er and Yb Doped Gallium nitride layers fabricated by magnetron sputtering

    Prajzler, V.; Burian, Z.; Hüttel, I.; Špirková, J.; Hamáček, J.; Oswald, J.; Zavadil, Jiří; Peřina, Vratislav

    2006-01-01

    Roč. 46, č. 6 (2006), s. 49-55. ISSN 1210-2709 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA102/06/0424 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20670512; CEZ:AV0Z10480505 Keywords : fluorescence * gallium * rare earth compounds Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism

  13. Tm-Yb Doped Optical Fiber Performance with Variation of Host-Glass Composition

    Anirban Dhar

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The fabrication process of Thulium-Ytterbium doped optical fiber comprising different host glass through the Modified Chemical Vapor Deposition (MCVD coupled with solution doping technique is presented. The material and optical performance of different fibers are compared with special emphasis on their lasing efficiency for 2 µm application.

  14. Demonstration of a homogeneous Yb-doped core fully aperiodic large-pitch fiber laser.

    Dauliat, Romain; Benoît, Aurélien; Darwich, Dia; Jamier, Raphaël; Kobelke, Jens; Grimm, Stephan; Schuster, Kay; Roy, Philippe

    2016-08-10

    The first demonstration of a 40 μm core homogeneously ytterbium-doped fully aperiodic large-pitch fiber laser, to the best of our knowledge, is reported here. In this concept, the amplification of unwanted high-order modes is prevented by means of an aperiodic inner-cladding structure, while the core and inner-cladding material has a higher refractive index than pure silica. In a laser configuration, up to 252 W of extracted power, together with an optical-to-optical efficiency of 63% with respect to the incident pump power, have been achieved. While an average M2 of 1.4 was measured, the emitted power becomes temporally unstable when exceeding 95 W, owing to the occurrence of modal instabilities. PMID:27534463

  15. Ce and Yb doped InP layers grown for radiation detection

    Zavadil, Jiří; Procházková, Olga; Žďánský, Karel; Gladkov, Petar

    2007-01-01

    Roč. 4, č. 4 (2007), s. 1444-1447. ISSN 1610-1634. [EXMATEC 2006 - International Workshop on Expert Evaluation & Control of Compound Semiconductor Materials & Technologies /8./. Cádiz, 14.05.2006-17.05.2006] R&D Projects: GA ČR GA102/06/0153 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20670512 Keywords : semiconductors * photoluminescence * galvanomagnetic effects Subject RIV: CA - Inorganic Chemistry

  16. Linearly polarized intracavity passive Q-switched Yb-doped photonic crystal fibre laser

    Usha Chakravarty; Antony Kuruvilla; Rajpal Singh; B N Upadhyay; K S Bindra; S M Oak

    2014-02-01

    In this paper we report linearly polarized high average power passive Q-switched ytterbium-doped photonic crystal fibre laser with a Cr4+:YAG crystal as a saturable absorber. An average output power of 9.4 W with pulse duration of 64 ns and pulse repetition rate of 57.4 kHz with a slope efficiency of 52% was achieved. Measured polarization extinction ratio (PER) of the Q-switched laser output was 10.5 dB.

  17. An optimization of Raman effects in tandem-pumped Yb-doped kilowatt fiber amplifiers

    Zhang, Tianzi; Ding, Yingchun; Liu, Zhongxuan; Gong, Wupeng

    2015-07-01

    Kilowatt Ytterbium-doped fiber laser is found widespread application in medical technology, industry and military areas. At present, most of the multi-kilowatt single-mode fiber lasers are achieved by tandem-pumped master oscillator power-amplifier (MOPA) system. When the laser output power reaches kilowatt, the output will be strongly affected by nonlinear effects in the amplifier. The Stimulated Raman Scattering effects is known as the major restrictions to the increase of output signal power. Up to now, Raman effects in conventional diode-pumped amplifier have been well studied while the Raman effects in tandem-pumped has not yet been thoroughly analyzed. In this paper, a theoretical analysis of Raman effects using numerical solution of steady-state rate equations in kilowatts tandem-pumped ytterbium-doped fiber amplifiers is presented. The numerical simulation describing output power characteristics and laser distribution along the fiber is carried under the co-directional end-pumping. Furthermore, an optimization of Raman effects is discussed, which provides a solid foundation for achieving a higher fiber laser output.

  18. Gain-switched, Yb-doped, all-fiber laser with narrow bandwidth

    Larsen, Casper; Giesberts, Martin; Nyga, Sebastian; Fitzau, Oliver; Hoffmann, Hans Dieter; Bang, Ole

    2013-01-01

    We demonstrate that an all-fiber, narrow bandwidth, high pulse energy pulsed laser can be constructed from commercially available components by applying gain-switching. After single-stage amplification the pulses are frequency doubled in ppSLT with high efficiency....

  19. Lasing properties of new Yb-doped borate compounds with varying gadolinium and yttrium concentration

    Manek-Hönninger, Inka; Chavoutier, Marie; Jubera, Véronique; Descamps, Dominique; Veber, Philippe; Velazquez, Matias; Garcia, A.; Canioni, L.

    2011-02-01

    We show spectroscopic and lasing properties of new ytterbium-doped borate compounds with the structure Li6(Gd(1- x)Yx)0.75Yb0.25(BO3)3 with x = 0, 0.25, 0.5, 0.75 and 1, respectively. All compounds show large emission spectra suitable for femtosecond pulse generation. We studied the laser performances in a diode-pumped linear laser cavity on about 1- mm-thick crystal samples having an ytterbium doping concentration of 22 %. The compounds show all cw lasing at wavelengths around 1040 to 1060 nm with a slope efficiency of 32 %. The maximum observed output power was 460 mW at an incident pump power of 1.6 W at 972 nm.

  20. 3.5-GHz intra-burst repetition rate ultrafast Yb-doped fiber laser

    Kerse, Can; Kalaycıoğlu, Hamit; Elahi, Parviz; Akçaalan, Önder; Ilday, F. Ömer

    2016-05-01

    We report on an all-fiber Yb laser amplifier system with an intra-burst repetition rate of 3.5 GHz. The system is able to produce minimum of 15-ns long bursts containing approximately 50 pulses with a total energy of 215 μJ at a burst repetition rate of 1 kHz. The individual pulses are compressed down to the subpicosecond level. The seed signal from a 108 MHz fiber oscillator is converted to approximately 3.5 GHz by a multiplier consisting of six cascaded 50/50 couplers, and then amplified in ten stages. The highly cascaded amplification suppresses amplified spontaneous emission at low repetition rates. Nonlinear interactions between overlapping pulses within a burst is also discussed.

  1. Power-scalable long-wavelength Yb-doped photonic bandgap fiber sources

    Olausson, Christina Bjarnal Thulin; Shirakawa, Akira; Maurayama, Hiroki; Ken-ichi, Ueda; Lyngsøe, Jens Kristian; Broeng, Jes

    2010-01-01

    Ytterbium-doped photonic-bandgap fiber sources operationg at the long-wavelength edge of the ytterbium gain band are being investigated for high power amplification. Artificial shaping of the gain spectrum by the characteristic distributed filtering effect of the photonic bandgap enables spontane...

  2. Graphene incorporated Q-switching of a polarization-maintaining Yb-doped fiber laser

    Environmentally-stable, all-polarization-maintaining Q-switching ytterbium-doped fiber laser was demonstrated using graphene as saturable absorber. By optically driving deposition of graphene onto the fiber connector, the saturable absorber is fabricated and inserted into the laser cavity to construct the Q-switching fiber laser. The maximum average output power of 15.6 mW at a repetition rate of 110 kHz, which corresponds to a single pulse energy of 141.8 nJ, was achieved. They are the maximum average output power and the highest single pulse energy reported so far for graphene Q-switched fiber lasers

  3. Electrical and microstructural properties of Yb-doped CeO2

    B. Matović

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Nanopowdered Ce1−xYbxO2−δ solid solutions (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.2 were synthesized by a self-propagating room temperature synthesis. XRD and SEM were used to study the properties of these materials as well as the Yb solubility in CeO2 lattice. Results showed that all the obtained powders were solid solutions with a fluorite-type crystal structure and with nanometric particle size. The average size of Ce1−xYbxO2−δ particles was approximately 3 nm. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy for the sintered pellets depicted that it was possible to separate Rbulk and Rgb in the temperature interval of 550–800 °C. The activation energy for the bulk conduction was 1.03 eV and for grain boundary conduction was 1.14 eV. Grain boundary resistivity dominates over the other resistivities. These measurements confirmed that Yb3+-doped CeO2 material had a potential as electrolyte for intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cell applications.

  4. Thermal Properties of Transparent Yb-Doped YAG Ceramics at Elevated Temperatures

    Hostaša, J.; Matějíček, Jiří; Nait-Ali, B.; Smith, D.S.; Pabst, W.; Esposito, L.

    2014-01-01

    Roč. 97, č. 8 (2014), s. 2602-2606. ISSN 0002-7820 Institutional support: RVO:61389021 Keywords : yttrium aluminium garnet * Yb: YAG * thermal diffusivity Subject RIV: JH - Ceramics, Fire-Resistant Materials and Glass Impact factor: 2.610, year: 2014 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jace.13015/abstract

  5. How do traces of thulium explain photodarkening in Yb doped fibers?

    Peretti, R; Jurdyc, A-M; Jacquier, B; Gonnet, Cédric; Pastouret, Alain; Burov, Ekaterina; Cavani, Olivier

    2010-09-13

    Ytterbium doped fiber lasers are known to be impacted by the creation of color centers during lasing so called photodarkening. This defect creation was investigated in a spectroscopic point of view, showing the presence of thulium traces (ppb) in the ytterbium doped fiber. Moreover, this contamination exhibit luminescence in the UV range under 976 nm excitation of the ytterbium-doped fiber. In adding more thulium to an ytterbium-doped fiber it was shown that thulium strongly impact the defects creation process, involved in photodarkening. PMID:20940938

  6. Tm-Yb Doped Optical Fiber Performance with Variation of Host-Glass Composition

    Anirban Dhar; Atasi Pal; Shyamal Das; Ranjan Sen

    2014-01-01

    The fabrication process of Thulium-Ytterbium doped optical fiber comprising different host glass through the Modified Chemical Vapor Deposition (MCVD) coupled with solution doping technique is presented. The material and optical performance of different fibers are compared with special emphasis on their lasing efficiency for 2 µm application.

  7. Monolithic Highly Stable Yb-Doped Femtosecond Fiber Lasers for Applications in Practical Biophotonics

    Liu, Xiaomin; Lægsgaard, Jesper; Turchinovich, Dmitry

    2012-01-01

    Operational and environmental stability of ultrafast laser systems is critical for their applications in practical biophotonics. Mode-locked fiber lasers show great promise in applications such as supercontinuum sources or multiphoton microscopy systems. Recently, substantial progress has been made...... in the development of all-fiber nonlinear-optical laser control schemes, which resulted in the demonstration of highly stable monolithic, i.e., not containing any free-space elements, lasers with direct fiber-end delivery of femtosecond pulses. This paper provides an overview of the progress in the...... development of such all-fiber mode-locked lasers based on Yb-fiber as gain medium, operating at the wavelength around 1 $\\mu$m, and delivering femtosecond pulses reaching tens of nanojoules of energy....

  8. Yb-doped silica glass and photonic crystal fiber based on laser sintering technology

    Zhang, Wei; Wu, Jiale; Zhou, Guiyao; Xia, Changming; Liu, Jiantao; Tian, Hongchun; Liang, Wanting; Hou, Zhiyun

    2016-03-01

    We demonstrate the fabricating method for Yb3+-doped silica glass and double-cladding large mode area photonic crystal fiber (LMA PCF) based on laser sintering technology combined with a liquid phase doping method. The doped material prepared shows the amorphous property and the hydroxyl content is approximately 40 ppm. The attenuation of the fabricated LMA PCF is 14.2 dB m-1 at 976 nm, and the lowest value is 0.25 dB m-1 at 1200 nm. The laser slope efficiency is up to 70.2%.

  9. Thermal effect-resilient design of large mode area double-cladding Yb-doped photonic crystal fibers

    Coscelli, Enrico; Poli, Federica; Johansen, Mette Marie; Alkeskjold, Thomas Tanggaard; Leick, Lasse; Broeng, Jes; Sozzi, Michele; Candiani, Alessandro; Cucinotta, Annamaria; Selleri, Stefano

    2013-01-01

    The effects of thermally-induced refractive index change on the guiding properties of different large mode area fibers have been numerically analyzed. A simple but accurate model has been applied to obtain the refractive index change in the fiber cross-section, and a full-vector modal solver based...... on the finite-element method has been used to calculate the guided modes of the fibers operating at high power levels. The results demonstrate that resonant structures added to the fiber cross-section can be exploited to provide efficient suppression of high-order modes with a good resilience to...... thermal effects....

  10. Efficient intracavity frequency doubling of an Yb-doped fiber laser using an internal resonant enhancement cavity

    Cieslak, R.; Sahu, J.K.; Clarkson, W. A.

    2010-01-01

    We describe a simple approach for efficient generation of visible light in high-power continuous-wave fiber lasers via second harmonic generation in an internal resonant cavity. Preliminary results for a cladding-pumped Yb fiber laser are presented.

  11. Spatially selective Er/Yb-doped CaF2 crystal formation by CO2 laser exposure

    Highlights: • Oxyfluoride glass–ceramics containing CaF2 nanocrystals doped with Er3+ and Yb3+ ions were formed on the glass surface by CO2 laser and a heat gun exposure. • Most of Er and Yb ions were distributed inside CaF2 nanocrystals and fluorine loss was observed in the EDS element maps. • IR-to-VIS upconversion emission efficiency of laser annealed glass ceramics was much increased and compared with that of the furnace-annealed glass ceramics. • Distributed volume of the glass ceramics were estimated by a confocal fluorescence microscope imaging. - Abstract: We report the glass–ceramic precipitation on the oxyfluoride glass surface by spatially selective annealing with a CO2 laser and a heat gun exposure. X-ray diffraction analysis showed the formation of major CaF2 and miner Ca2SiO4 nanoparticles. We observed ∼100 nm nanoparticle aggregation by tunneling electron microscopy and element distribution in glass and crystal phases. Spatial distribution of glass ceramics near the glass surface was probed by confocal fluorescence microscope by using much enhanced emission from the Er ions in the laser-treated area. Strong emissions at 365 nm excitation and visible up-conversion emissions at 980 nm excitation also indicated well incorporation of Er and Yb ions into a crystalline environment

  12. High-peak-power second-harmonic generation of single-stage Yb-doped fiber amplifiers

    Horiuchi, Ryusuke; Saiki, Koichi; Adachi, Koji; Tei, Kazuyoku; Yamaguchi, Shigeru

    2008-05-01

    A high-peak-power and high-repetition-rate fiber laser architecture is successfully demonstrated using a single-stage fiber amplifier. Nonlinear optical effects in a fiber amplifier degrade the monochromaticity of amplified laser pulses. In general, it is difficult for a non-monochromatic laser pulse to realize high-order harmonic generation with bulk nonlinear optical crystals. To overcome this problem, a single-stage amplifier architecture and a gain fiber with a high cladding absorption coefficient are employed. Furthermore, single-stage amplification enables the use of a multi-longitudinal mode electro-optically (EO) Q-switched micro seed laser. This architecture can generate a peak power of 100 kW at 50 kHz and an average power of 10 W. A second-harmonic conversion efficiency of 51% is obtained using this architecture and a LiB3O5 (LBO) crystal.

  13. Single-mode amplification in Yb-doped rod-type photonic crystal fibers for high brilliance lasers

    Poli, F.; Lægsgaard, Jesper; Passaro, D.;

    2009-01-01

    higher-order mode (HOM), stressing the difference between their spatial distributions, with respect to the uniform refractive index core. In the present analysis a rod-type PCF with a 19-missing air-hole core, whose radius is 30 mum, has been considered. Initially, a PCF step-index model has been applied...... a forward-pumped configuration....

  14. Thermo-Optical Tuning of Whispering Gallery Modes in Er:Yb Doped Glass Microspheres to Arbitrary Probe Wavelengths

    Watkins, Amy; Chormaic, Síle Nic

    2012-01-01

    We present experimental results on an all-optical, thermally-assisted technique for broad range tuning of microsphere cavity resonance modes to arbitrary probe wavelengths. An Er:Yb co-doped phosphate glass (Schott IOG-2) microsphere is pumped at 978 nm via the supporting stem and the heat generated by absorption of the pump light expands the cavity and changes the refractive index. This is a robust tuning method that decouples the pump from the probe and allows fine tuning of the microsphere's whispering gallery modes. Pump/probe experiments were performed to demonstrate thermo-optical tuning to specific probe wavelengths, including the 5S1/2 F = 3 to 5P3/2 F' = 4 laser cooling transition of 85Rb. This is of particular interest for cavity QED-type experiments, while the broad tuning range achievable is useful for integrated photonic devices, including sensors and modulators.

  15. Theory of noise in a kilo-Hz cascaded high-energy Yb-doped nanosecond pulsed fiber amplifier

    A theoretical analysis of noise in a high-power cascaded fiber amplifier is presented. Unlike the noise theory in low power communication, the noise of a high power system is redefined as the leaked output energy between pulses with coherent beat noise uncounted. This definition is more appropriate for high power usage in which the pulse energy receives more attention than the pulse shape integrity. Then the low power pre-amplifying stages are considered as linear amplification and analyzed by linear theory. In the high-power amplification stages, the inversion is assumed to recover linearly in the time interval between pulses. The time shape of the output pulse is different from that of the input signal because of different gains at the front and back ends of the pulse. Then, a criterion is provided to distinguish the nonlinear and linear amplifications based on the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) analysis. Then, an experiment that shows that the output SNR actually drops off in nonlinear amplification is performed. The change in the noise factor can be well evaluated by pulse shape distortion. (electromagnetism, optics, acoustics, heat transfer, classical mechanics, and fluid dynamics)

  16. Thermal effect-resilient design of large mode area double-cladding Yb-doped photonic crystal fibers

    Coscelli, Enrico; Poli, Federica; Johansen, Mette Marie;

    2013-01-01

    on the finite-element method has been used to calculate the guided modes of the fibers operating at high power levels. The results demonstrate that resonant structures added to the fiber cross-section can be exploited to provide efficient suppression of high-order modes with a good resilience to...

  17. Luminance Conversion Property of Er and Yb Doped KZnF3 Nanocrystal Synthesized by Hydrothermal Method

    Weidong Lai

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available In order to make full use of exposure energy, one feasible way is to modify the luminance of crystal by rare earth doping technique. KZnF3:Er3+ and KZnF3:Er3+/Yb3+ nanocrystals of uniform cuboid perovskite type morphology, with average diameter of 130 nm, has been synthesized by hydrothermal method. When Yb3+ ions were codoped with Er3+, absorption peak at 970 nm has been heightened and widened, and the photon absorption cross section increased. The common xenon lamp exposure cannot initiate obvious nonlinear phenomenon of the doped Er3+ and Yb3+, and exposing at 245 nm only excites the fluorescence around 395 nm. Contrarily, under high power IR exposure at 980 nm, obvious upconversion photoluminescence (PL has been observed due to the two-photon process. The PL mechanism of the doped Er3+ ion in KZnF3:Er3+/Yb3+ nanocrystals is confirmed. Furthermore, Yb3+ codoped as sensitizer has modified the PL intensity of Er3+ from green light range to red range, and the primary channel is changed from 4S3/2(Er3+ → 4I15/2(Er3+ of only Er3+ doped KZnF3 nanocrystal to 4F9/2(Er3+ → 4I15/2(Er3+ of Er3+/Yb3+ codoped sample. With exposure energy increasing, such primary transition channel after two-photon excitation is unchanged.

  18. Mode-locked femtosecond all-normal all-PM Yb-doped fiber laser at 1060 nm

    Bowen, Patrick; Singh, Harman; Runge, Antoine; Provo, Richard; Broderick, Neil G. R.

    2016-04-01

    We report an all-normal-dispersion, all-fibre, all-PM, laser operating at a central wavelength of 1060 nm. The laser is mode-locked using a nonlinear amplifying loop mirror and generates linearly polarised pulses that can be compressed to 360 fs. The laser is based on our earlier scheme operating at 1030 nm [1] and we discuss the similarities and differences between the two configurations. We also present amplification up to an output power of 1 W using a commercially built amplifier and show through numerical methods that this pulse may be recompressible to 1.65 ps.

  19. Mode-locked Yb-doped all-fiber laser based on in-fiber acoustooptic modulation

    We show what we believe is the first demonstration of an ytterbium-doped strictly all-fiber active mode-locking laser. The active control of the laser is based on in-fiber amplitude modulation at 11 MHz, which is achieved by using an all-fiber acoustooptic superlattice modulator driven by standing acoustic waves. In our experiments, the laser was operated at 1091.3 nm and had two stable regimes producing either a train of mode-locked single pulses or a train of pulse pairs. Best results for the mode-locked train of single pulses were 740 ps of time width and 26 mW of average power, at a pump power of 480 mW

  20. Superconductivity at 31.3 K in Yb-doped La(O/F)FeAs superconductors

    J Prakash; S J Singh; S Patnaik; A K Ganguli

    2010-01-01

    The effect of ytterbium substitution at the lanthanum site on the superconducting properties of La1-YbO0.8F0.2FeAs ( = 0.10, 0.20 and 0.30) oxypnictides has been investigated. Powder X-ray diffraction studies show the presence of Yb2O3 and LaOF as secondary phases. The superconducting transition temperature (c) of 31.3 (± 0.05) K has been observed in = 0.1 composition which is the maximum c so far in the La(O/F)FeAs superconductor family at ambient pressure. Further increase in leads to suppression and broadening of superconducting transition. The resistive transition curves under different magnetic fields were investigated, leading to determination of upper critical field c2 () of this new superconductor. The value of c2 at zero temperature is estimated to be about 46 T corresponding to coherence length ∼ 27 Å.

  1. Tapered large-core 976 nm Yb-doped fiber laser with 10 W output power

    We report on a tapered large-core Yb fiber laser operating at 976 nm emission wavelength. It was realized using a high-numerical aperture large-core fiber with 126 μm core diameter, which was fabricated by powder-sinter technology and shows a very homogeneous step-index profile. The end of the fiber is tapered down to match a single-mode fiber containing a fiber Bragg grating. Using the benefits of core-pumping and the feedback of the spliced fiber Bragg grating, we achieved efficient pump light absorption and wavelength stable 976 nm lasing with single-mode performance. We could demonstrate 10 W laser power out of a 10 μm fiber core with a slope efficiency of 31% with respect to the launched pump power. The presented device is well-suited for fiber-coupled pumping of amplifiers for high peak power. (letter)

  2. Polarized spectra calculation and continuous wave laser operation of Yb-doped disordered Ca3La2(BO3)4 crystal

    Wang, Yeqing; Chen, Aixi; You, Zhenyu; Tu, Chaoyang

    2015-12-01

    A notable disorder crystal Yb:Ca3La2(BO3)4 crystal with Yb3+ ion doping concentration of 10 at.% was grown by the Czochralski method. The polarized absorption, polarized emission, and polarized gain cross sections were systematically calculated. The laser operations were investigated with Yb:Ca3La2(BO3)4 crystals cut along the a, b, and c crystallographic axes. The highest output power of 3.88 W was obtained by using the b-cut Yb:Ca3La2(BO3)4 crystal, with a slope efficiency of 62%. Additionally, it was confirmed that the output laser spectra were largely dependent on the output coupler.

  3. Optical properties of laser created LiNbO3 and Er,Yb doped LiNbO3 layers

    Jelínek, Miroslav; Oswald, Jiří; Kocourek, Tomáš; Rubešová, K.; Havránek, V.; Studnička, Václav

    Strasbourg: European Materials Research Society, 2012 - (Dusastre, V.) [E- MRS 2012 Spring Meeting. 14.05.2012-18.05.2012, Strasbourg] R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP106/10/1477 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100522 Keywords : PLD * LiNbO3 * planar waveguides Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism

  4. Investigation on repetition rate and pulse duration influences on ablation efficiency of metals using a high average power Yb-doped ultrafast laser

    Lopez J.

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Ultrafast lasers provide an outstanding processing quality but their main drawback is the low removal rate per pulse compared to longer pulses. This limitation could be overcome by increasing both average power and repetition rate. In this paper, we report on the influence of high repetition rate and pulse duration on both ablation efficiency and processing quality on metals. All trials have been performed with a single tunable ultrafast laser (350 fs to 10ps.

  5. Generation of 130 W narrow-linewidth high-peak-power picosecond pulses directly from a compact Yb-doped single-stage fiber amplifier

    Qi, Yaoyao; Yu, Haijuan; Zhang, Jingyuan; Wang, Lei; Zhang, Ling; Lin, Xuechun

    2015-09-01

    We report a compact, 130-W single-stage master oscillator power amplifier with a high peak power of 51.3 kW and a narrow spectral linewidth of 0.1 nm. The seed source is a single-mode, passively mode-locked solid-state laser at 1064 nm with an average power of 2 W. At a repetition rate of 73.5 MHz, the pulse duration is 30 ps. After amplification, it stretches to 34.5 ps. The experiment enables the optical-to-optical conversion efficiency to reach 75%. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of such a high-power, narrow spectral linewidth, high peak power picosecond-pulse fiber amplifier based on a continuous-wave, mode-locked solid-state seeding laser. No amplified spontaneous emission and stimulated Raman scattering were observed when the pump was increased.

  6. Metal-to-metal charge transfer between dopant and host ions: Photoconductivity of Yb-doped CaF{sub 2} and SrF{sub 2} crystals

    Barandiarán, Zoila, E-mail: zoila.barandiaran@uam.es; Seijo, Luis [Departamento de Química, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 28049 Madrid (Spain); Instituto Universitario de Ciencia de Materiales Nicolás Cabrera and Condensed Matter Physics Center (IFIMAC), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 28049 Madrid (Spain)

    2015-10-14

    Dopant-to-host electron transfer is calculated using ab initio wavefunction-based embedded cluster methods for Yb/Ca pairs in CaF{sub 2} and Yb/Sr pairs in SrF{sub 2} crystals to investigate the mechanism of photoconductivity. The results show that, in these crystals, dopant-to-host electron transfer is a two-photon process mediated by the 4f{sup N−1}5d excited states of Y b{sup 2+}: these are reached by the first photon excitation; then, they absorb the second photon, which provokes the Y b{sup 2+} + Ca{sup 2+} (Sr{sup 2+}) → Y b{sup 3+} + Ca{sup +} (Sr{sup +}) electron phototransfer. This mechanism applies to all the observed Y b{sup 2+} 4f–5d absorption bands with the exception of the first one: Electron transfer cannot occur at the first band wavelengths in CaF{sub 2}:Y b{sup 2+} because the Y b{sup 3+}–Ca{sup +} states are not reached by the two-photon absorption. In contrast, Yb-to-host electron transfer is possible in SrF{sub 2}:Y b{sup 2+} at the wavelengths of the first 4f–5d absorption band, but the mechanism is different from that described above: first, the two-photon excitation process occurs within the Y b{sup 2+} active center, then, non-radiative Yb-to-Sr electron transfer can occur. All of these features allow to interpret consistently available photoconductivity experiments in these materials, including the modulation of the photoconductivity by the absorption spectrum, the differences in photoconductivity thresholds observed in both hosts, and the peculiar photosensitivity observed in the SrF{sub 2} host, associated with the lowest 4f–5d band.

  7. Stimulated Brillouin Scattering Enhancement Factor Improvement in a 11.6-GHz-Linewidth 1.5-kW Yb-Doped Fiber Amplifier

    Guang-Bo, Liu; Yi-Feng, Yang; Jian-Hua, Wang; Ye, Zheng; Xiao-Long, Chen; Kai, Liu; Chun, Zhao; Yun-Feng, Qi; Bing, He; Jun, Zhou

    2016-07-01

    Not Available Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant Nos U1330134, 61308024 and 11174305, the National High-Technology Research and Development Program of China under Grant No 2014AA041901, and the Shanghai Natural Science Foundation under Grant No 11ZR1441400.

  8. High-power near-infrared linearly-polarized supercontinuum generation in a polarization-maintaining Yb-doped fiber amplifier.

    Zhang, Bin; Jin, Aijun; Ma, Pengfei; Chen, Shengping; Hou, Jing

    2015-11-01

    We report an all-fiber linearly-polarized (LP) supercontinuum (SC) source with high average power generated in a polarization-maintaining (PM) master-oscillation power-amplifier (MOPA). The experimental configuration comprises an LP picosecond pulsed laser and three PM Yd-doped fiber amplifiers (YDFA). The output has the average power of 124.8 W with the spectrum covering from 850 to 1900 nm. The measured polarization extinction ratio (PER) of the whole SC source is about 85% which verifies the SC an LP source. This work is, to our best knowledge, the highest output average power of an LP SC source that ever reported. The influence of PM fiber splicing method on the LP SC property is investigated by splicing the PM fibers with slow axis parallel or perpendicularly aligned, and also an LP SC with low output power is demonstrated. PMID:26561136

  9. Over three-octave spanning supercontinuum generated in a fluoride fiber pumped by Er & Er:Yb-doped and Tm-doped fiber amplifiers

    Swiderski, Jacek; Michalska, Maria

    2013-11-01

    We demonstrate broadband 0.9-3.6 μm supercontinuum (SC) generation with 0.66 W of output power, using a single-mode fluoride (ZBLAN) fiber pumped by 1.55 μm nanosecond pulses amplified in a cascade of fiber amplifiers. Expanding the pump source by adding an additional amplification section based on thulium-doped fibers, the long-wavelength edge of the spectrum was shifted to ~4 μm and was limited by intrinsic losses of the used nonlinear fiber. For this cases, the average SC power as high as 288 mW was recorded, of which 266 mW (92%), 167 mW (58%) and 60 mW (21%) corresponds to wavelengths longer than 2 μm, 3 μm and 3.6 μm. The performance of the SC sources is described.

  10. Multi-mJ mid-infrared kHz OPCPA and Yb-doped pump lasers for tabletop coherent soft x-ray generation

    We present our recent progress on the development of a mid-infrared (mid-IR), multi-mJ, kHz optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification (OPCPA) system, pumped by a homebuilt picosecond cryogenic Yb:YAG chirped-pulse amplifier, and its application to soft x-ray high-order harmonic generation. The cryogenic Yb:YAG laser operating at 1 kHz repetition rate delivers 42 mJ, 17 ps, 1.03 μm pulses to pump the OPCPA system. Efficient second and fourth harmonic generations from the Yb:YAG system are demonstrated, which provide the pumping capability for OPCPA at various wavelengths. The mid-IR OPCPA system produces 2.6 mJ, 39 fs, 2.1 μm pulses with good beam quality (M 2 = ∼1.5) at 1 kHz repetition rate. The output pulses of the OPCPA are used to generate high-order harmonics in both gas cell and hollow-core fiber targets. A photon flux of ∼2 × 108 photon/s/1% bandwidth at 160 eV in Ar is measured while the cutoff is 190 eV. The direct measurements of the photon flux from x-ray photodiodes have confirmed the generation of water-window soft x-ray photons with a flux ∼106 photon/s/1% bandwidth at 330 eV in Ne. The demonstrated OPCPA and Yb:YAG pump laser technologies provide an excellent platform of energy and power scalable few-cycle mid-IR sources that are suitable for high-flux tabletop coherent soft x-ray generation. (paper)

  11. Metal-to-metal charge transfer between dopant and host ions: Photoconductivity of Yb-doped CaF2 and SrF2 crystals

    Dopant-to-host electron transfer is calculated using ab initio wavefunction-based embedded cluster methods for Yb/Ca pairs in CaF2 and Yb/Sr pairs in SrF2 crystals to investigate the mechanism of photoconductivity. The results show that, in these crystals, dopant-to-host electron transfer is a two-photon process mediated by the 4fN−15d excited states of Y b2+: these are reached by the first photon excitation; then, they absorb the second photon, which provokes the Y b2+ + Ca2+ (Sr2+) → Y b3+ + Ca+ (Sr+) electron phototransfer. This mechanism applies to all the observed Y b2+ 4f–5d absorption bands with the exception of the first one: Electron transfer cannot occur at the first band wavelengths in CaF2:Y b2+ because the Y b3+–Ca+ states are not reached by the two-photon absorption. In contrast, Yb-to-host electron transfer is possible in SrF2:Y b2+ at the wavelengths of the first 4f–5d absorption band, but the mechanism is different from that described above: first, the two-photon excitation process occurs within the Y b2+ active center, then, non-radiative Yb-to-Sr electron transfer can occur. All of these features allow to interpret consistently available photoconductivity experiments in these materials, including the modulation of the photoconductivity by the absorption spectrum, the differences in photoconductivity thresholds observed in both hosts, and the peculiar photosensitivity observed in the SrF2 host, associated with the lowest 4f–5d band

  12. Mode-locked Yb-doped large-mode-area photonic crystal fiber laser operating in the vicinity of zero cavity dispersion

    A passively mode-locked ytterbium-doped large-mode-area photonic crystal fiber oscillator operating in the vicinity of zero cavity dispersion is demonstrated. The self-starting mode-locking operation is achieved by a high contrast saturable absorber mirror. Two mode-locking regimes with opposite signs of net cavity dispersion are investigated. At a net cavity dispersion of –0.0035 ps2, the fiber laser directly generates 10-nJ laser pulses with an average power of 630 mW at 65.3 MHz repetition rate. The pulses can be dechirped to 78 fs by extracavity dispersion compensation. The pulse energy is scaled up to 18 nJ, yielding an average power of 1.2 W, when the cavity dispersion is set at 0.0035 ps2. In this regime, the laser output can be extracavity-dechirped to 120 fs. Dynamics of pulse evolution in the fiber laser is illustrated by numerical simulation, which agrees well with experimental results

  13. Thermal lens measurements in Yb-doped YAG, LuAG, Lu2O3, Sc2O3 ceramic lasers

    we report the last experimental results obtained measuring the thermal lens effect in Yb(1at.%):Lu2O3, Yb(1at.%):Sc3O3, Yb(10at.%):LuAG and Yb(10at.%):YAG ceramics. The experimental set-up apparatus using a Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor allows the comparison of the thermal lens obtained under lasing and non lasing conditions, in order to highlight differences in the thermal loading.

  14. Evaluation of temperature dependence of the emission cross-section of Yb-doped ceramic materials from 298K to 393K for high average power operation

    The temperature dependence of the emission cross-sections of ceramic materials doped with Yb have been investigated in the temperature range from 298K to 393K. The materials such as YAG, Y2O3 and Lu2O3 have been adopted as host ceramic materials. The emission spectra have been found to decrease with a rise in temperature. The cross sections at the wavelength giving the peaks in the emission spectra have shown a gradual decrease against temperature. (author)

  15. Multi-mJ mid-infrared kHz OPCPA and Yb-doped pump lasers for tabletop coherent soft x-ray generation

    Lai, Chien-Jen; Hong, Kyung-Han; Siqueira, Jonathas P.; Krogen, Peter; Chang, Chun-Lin; Stein, Gregory J.; Liang, Houkun; Keathley, Phillip D.; Laurent, Guillaume; Moses, Jeffrey; Zapata, Luis E.; Kärtner, Franz X.

    2015-09-01

    We present our recent progress on the development of a mid-infrared (mid-IR), multi-mJ, kHz optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification (OPCPA) system, pumped by a homebuilt picosecond cryogenic Yb:YAG chirped-pulse amplifier, and its application to soft x-ray high-order harmonic generation. The cryogenic Yb:YAG laser operating at 1 kHz repetition rate delivers 42 mJ, 17 ps, 1.03 μm pulses to pump the OPCPA system. Efficient second and fourth harmonic generations from the Yb:YAG system are demonstrated, which provide the pumping capability for OPCPA at various wavelengths. The mid-IR OPCPA system produces 2.6 mJ, 39 fs, 2.1 μm pulses with good beam quality (M 2 = ∼1.5) at 1 kHz repetition rate. The output pulses of the OPCPA are used to generate high-order harmonics in both gas cell and hollow-core fiber targets. A photon flux of ∼2 × 108 photon/s/1% bandwidth at 160 eV in Ar is measured while the cutoff is 190 eV. The direct measurements of the photon flux from x-ray photodiodes have confirmed the generation of water-window soft x-ray photons with a flux ∼106 photon/s/1% bandwidth at 330 eV in Ne. The demonstrated OPCPA and Yb:YAG pump laser technologies provide an excellent platform of energy and power scalable few-cycle mid-IR sources that are suitable for high-flux tabletop coherent soft x-ray generation.

  16. Optical properties of laser-prepared Er-and Er,Yb-doped LiNbO.sub.3./sub. waveguidinglayers

    Jelínek, Miroslav; Oswald, Jiří; Kocourek, Tomáš; Rubešová, K.; Nekvindová, P.; Chvostová, Dagmar; Dejneka, Alexandr; Železný, Vladimír; Studnička, Václav; Jurek, Karel

    2013-01-01

    Roč. 23, č. 10 (2013), "105819-1"-"105819-5". ISSN 1054-660X R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP106/10/1477; GA ČR(CZ) GAP204/11/1011 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : doped LiNbO 3 * deposition conditions * optical properties Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 1.025, year: 2013

  17. Studies on preparation of Mo-30W alloy by co-precipitation followed by co-reduction

    This paper deals with the thermogravimetric studies conducted to study the reduction process of mixed oxide of MoO3 and WO3 prepared by co-precipitation route. The results show that the reduction takes place at multiple stages. The temperatures of formation of intermediate sub-oxides during reduction of mixed oxide were found to be similar with the individual sub-oxides formed during reduction of individual MoO3 and WO3. The reduced powder was analyzed by XRD and EDS for phase and composition. The variations of morphologies of the powder reduced at different temperature were studied using SEM. (author)

  18. Polarization-maintaining amplifier based on 3C fiber structures

    Enokidani, Jun; Ito, Rumi; Sakurai, Tsutomu; Shin, Sumida; Tei, Kazuyoku

    2015-03-01

    Chirally-Coupled-Core (3C) fiber structure can preserve a single mode quality and even a linear polarization for a large core size. A principal advantage of fiber laser is its compatibility with monolithic integration and robust system. But so far, devices such as a combiner using the 3C fibers have not been reported. Here we report the first demonstration of such monolithic amplifier structure which contains an active fiber and a combiner based on 3C fibers. A single-stage amplifier is seeded by an EO Q-switched micro-laser and pumped by two high power fiber pigtailed 976-nm laser diodes via an in-house fabricated (2 + 1) × 1 pump signal combiner. The active fiber is based on a 3-m-long, 3C Yb-doped fiber (33 μm/250 μm core/cladding diameter with 0.06/0.46 NA). The amplifier demonstrates scaling up to 30W average power and 150 kW peak power in 0.3mJ, 2ns pulses. The beam profiles and beam qualities were characterized as its output power was varied up to 30W. The beam profile was maintained at a high beam quality of around M2=1.2. The spectral properties of the 3C fiber were also characterized as its output peak power was varied.

  19. Crystal growth and luminescence properties of Yb-doped Gd.sub.3./sub.Al.sub.2./sub.Ga.sub.3./sub.O.sub.12./sub. infra-red scintillator

    Suzuki, A.; Kurosawa, S.; Nagata, S.; Yamamura, T.; Pejchal, Jan; Yamaji, A.; Yokota, Y.; Shirasaki, K.; Homma, Y.; Aoki, D.; Shikama, T.; Yoshikawa, A.

    2014-01-01

    Roč. 36, č. 9 (2014), s. 1484-1487. ISSN 0925-3467 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : infra-red scintillator * radiation therapy * Yb:GAGG * bulk crystal Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 1.981, year: 2014

  20. 可调谐Yb光纤激光器LBO倍频特性理论研究%Theoretical analysis of frequency doubling of wavelength-tunable Yb-doped fiber lasers with LBO crystal

    戴明; 柳强; 闫平; 巩马理

    2006-01-01

    针对大信号高斯光束聚焦情况,对平面波耦合波方程进行了改进;利用改进后的耦合波方程,分析了LBO晶体对掺Yb光纤激光整个发射光谱的腔外倍频特性.结果显示,利用温度调谐,LBO晶体可以在掺Yb光纤的整个发射光谱内达到非临界相位匹配;随着基频光波长的增加,倍频效率会有小幅度下降,可接收角有小幅度增长,可接收温度宽度和可接收线宽有较大幅度加宽.结果表明,采取非临界相位匹配,并选用较长的基频光波,易于得到理想的倍频效果.

  1. 1.5  kW ytterbium-doped single-transverse-mode, linearly polarized monolithic fiber master oscillator power amplifier.

    Huang, Long; Ma, Pengfei; Tao, Rumao; Shi, Chen; Wang, Xiaolin; Zhou, Pu

    2015-04-01

    A linearly polarized monolithic fiber laser based on a master oscillator power amplifier structure with a master oscillator and a one-stage power amplifier is reported. We design a homemade oscillator based on the theory that, in the coiled gain fiber, the higher modes and the polarized mode of the fundamental mode along the fast axis are suppressed effectively because of their obviously higher bend loss than that of the polarized mode of the fundamental mode along the slow axis. The oscillator operates at 1080 nm, launching a 30 W seed laser with a high polarization extinction ratio of 19 dB into the power amplifier via a mode field adapter. The power amplifier utilizes Yb-doped polarization-maintaining fiber of 20/400  μm, which produces nearly diffraction-limited output power of about 1.5 kW with an optical-optical efficiency of 81.5% and a polarization extinction ratio of 13.8 dB. Both the M(x)² factor and the M(y)² factor of the collimated beam are measured to be about 1.2. The spectral width of the output power is broadened approximately linearly, and the full width at half maximum of the spectrum at the maximum output power is about 5.8 nm. It is known as the highest linearly polarized output power to the best of our knowledge. PMID:25967203

  2. Highly stable high power fiber laser system for optical trapping of ultracold atoms

    Full text: For our quantum gas experiments we simultaneously confine ultracold Rb and Cs atoms in an optical dipole trap. For that purpose the light of a commercially available, narrow-band, single mode 1064-nm solid-state laser is amplified in a home-built fiber amplifier using a Yb-doped large mode area (LMA) fiber. The fiber is pumped by a high-power 980-nm diode laser and yields an (amplified) narrow-band optical output of more than 30 W for an input seed power of about 1 W at 1064 nm. The performance of this fiber amplifier is presented in terms of slope efficiency, relative intensity noise (RIN), and long term stability. The light of the fiber laser is used for optical trapping of the quantum gas mixture in running wave and standing wave dipole traps. We present our progress towards the realization of a 3D optical lattice for the realization of strongly correlated quantum gas mixtures and for the study of quantum gas mixtures in low-dimensional geometry. (author)

  3. Cathodoluminescence of boron nitride nanotubes doped by ytterbium

    Boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) are wide band gap semiconducting material with super thermal and chemical stabilities, which make them an ideal nano-sized host for luminescent ions. In this work, we report an in situ synthesis of Ytterbium (Yb) doped BNNTs using a ball milling and annealing approach. Yb doped BNNTs show more red-light emissions in the cathodoluminescent (CL) spectrum in comparison with pure BNNTs. The light emission is due to the insertion of Yb ions into the nanotube wall as the BNNTs serve as a host and contribute directly to the light emission. The cathodoluminescent image demonstrates strong cathodoluminescent emission of whole Yb doped BNNTs.

  4. Optical channel waveguides in $KY(WO_4)_2:Yb^{3+}$

    Borca, C.N.; Romanyuk, Y.E.; Gardillou, F.; Pollnau, M.; Bernal, M.P.; Moretti, P.

    2006-01-01

    First channel waveguide emission from Yb-doped $KY(WO_4)_2$ has been demonstrated. Two different methods have been used to fabricate micron-size active-guiding structures, namely reactive ion etching and ion implantation.

  5. All-fiber nonlinearity- and dispersion-managed dissipative soliton nanotube mode-locked laser

    We report dissipative soliton generation from an Yb-doped all-fiber nonlinearity- and dispersion-managed nanotube mode-locked laser. A simple all-fiber ring cavity exploits a photonic crystal fiber for both nonlinearity enhancement and dispersion compensation. The laser generates stable dissipative solitons with large linear chirp in the net normal dispersion regime. Pulses that are 8.7 ps long are externally compressed to 118 fs, outperforming current nanotube-based Yb-doped fiber laser designs

  6. Theoretical analysis of radiation-balanced double clad fiber laser

    CHEN Ji-xin; SUI Zhan; CHEN Fu-shen; LI Ming-zhong; WANG Jian-jun

    2005-01-01

    In this letter,a theoretical model of radiation-balanced double clad fiber laser is presented.The characteristic of the laser with Yb doped double clad fiber is analyzed numerically.It is concluded that high output laser power can be obtained by selecting output coupling mirror with lower reflectivity,improving Yb doped concentration and choosing fiber length. This result can help us to design radiation balanced fiber laser.

  7. All-fiber nonlinearity- and dispersion-managed dissipative soliton nanotube mode-locked laser

    Zhang, Z. [Department of Physics, Bilkent University, 06800 Ankara (Turkey); Nanjing University of Posts and Communications, Nanjing 210003 (China); Popa, D., E-mail: dp387@cam.ac.uk; Wittwer, V. J.; Milana, S.; Hasan, T.; Jiang, Z.; Ferrari, A. C. [Cambridge Graphene Centre, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 0FA (United Kingdom); Ilday, F. Ö. [Department of Physics, Bilkent University, 06800 Ankara (Turkey); Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, 06800 Ankara (Turkey)

    2015-12-14

    We report dissipative soliton generation from an Yb-doped all-fiber nonlinearity- and dispersion-managed nanotube mode-locked laser. A simple all-fiber ring cavity exploits a photonic crystal fiber for both nonlinearity enhancement and dispersion compensation. The laser generates stable dissipative solitons with large linear chirp in the net normal dispersion regime. Pulses that are 8.7 ps long are externally compressed to 118 fs, outperforming current nanotube-based Yb-doped fiber laser designs.

  8. X波段30W固态功率放大模块的设计%Design for 30W X-band Solid State Power Amplifier Module

    程光伟; 闫燕勤

    2014-01-01

    Microwave power amplifier is widely used and indispensable in radar,navigation,communications,satellite earth station,electronic warfare equipment .Introduce a x-band solid-state power amplifier module design process.Through the RF simulation software ADS according to the S parameters of microwave solid state power amplifier module design and optimize bias blocking circuit and matching circuit,power amplifier through synthesis of cascade,power allocation,meet the requirements of design index.%微波功率放大器的应用范围广,在雷达、导航、通信、卫星地面收发站、电子对抗仪器设备中不可或缺。介绍一个 X波段固态功率放大器模块的设计过程,通过 ADS射频仿真软件根据 S参数对微波固态功放模块的偏置隔直电路以及匹配电路进行设计优化,功率放大器经过级联、功率分配合成,达到设计的指标要求。

  9. Ultralow-threshold Yb(3+):SiO(2) glass laser fabricated by the solgel process.

    Ostby, Eric P; Yang, Lan; Vahala, Kerry J

    2007-09-15

    A Yb-doped silica microcavity laser on a silicon chip is fabricated from a solgel thin film. The high-Q micro-toroid cavity, which has a finesse of 10,000, is evanescently coupled to an optical fiber taper. We report a threshold of 1.8 microW absorbed power that is, to the best of our knowledge, the lowest published threshold to date for any Yb-doped laser. The effect of Yb(3+) concentration on laser threshold is experimentally quantified. PMID:17873923

  10. Wavelength-swept fiber laser with frequency shifted feedback

    Yun, S. H.; Richardson, D. J.; Culverhouse, D.O.; Kim, B.Y

    1997-01-01

    We report a frequency-shifted, wavelength-swept Er/Yb-doped fiber laser. By matching the intra-cavity filter sweep rate to the frequency shift per round trip controllable, high power (>100mW), cw modeless output over 38m, with

  11. 7+1 to 1 pump/signal combiner for air-clad fiber with 15 m MFD PM single-mode signal feed-through

    Noordegraaf, Danny; Nielsen, Martin D.; Skovgaard, Peter M. W.;

    2010-01-01

    A 7+1 to 1 pump/signal combiner with single-mode (SM) polarization maintaining (PM) 15 µm mode-field-diameter (MFD) signal feed-through is demonstrated. The combiner is designed for pulse amplification in an active Yb-doped airclad fiber operated in backward pumped configuration. Signal coupling...

  12. Growth and characterization of highly Yb3+doped KY(WO4)2 thin layers

    Aravazhi, S.; Geskus, D.; Dalfsen, van K.; Günther, D.; Pollnau, M.

    2011-01-01

    Highly Yb-doped, lattice-matched layers of potassium double tungstates with different compositions were grown on undoped KY(WO4)2 substrates. Structural and optical investigations confirmed their high quality. Applications are in high-gain amplifiers and thin-disk lasers.

  13. Thermo-optical effects in high-power Ytterbium-doped fiber amplifiers

    Hansen, Kristian Rymann; Alkeskjold, Thomas Tanggaard; Broeng, Jes;

    2011-01-01

    We investigate the effect of temperature gradients in high-power Yb-doped fiber amplifiers by a numerical beam propagation model, which takes thermal effects into account in a self-consistent way. The thermally induced change in the refractive index of the fiber leads to a thermal lensing effect...

  14. 100W fully-fiberised Ytterbium doped master oscillator power amplifier incorporating adaptive pulse shaping

    Lin, Dejiao; Alam, Shaif-ul; Chen, Kangkang; Malinowski, Andrew; Norman, Steve; Richardson, David

    2009-01-01

    We report a pulsed, fully-fiberised, Yb-doped MOPA with a maximum average output power of 100W. Adaptive pulse shaping was incorporated to reduce the impact of nonlinearities, delivering 2mJ flat-topped pulses with 20kW peak power.

  15. Efficient room temperature cw Yb:glass laser pumped by a 946nm Nd:YAG laser

    R. Koch; Clarkson, W.A.; Hanna, D.C.; Jiang, S.; Myers, M J; Rhonehouse, D.; Hamlin, S.J.; Griebner, U.; Schönnagel, H.

    1997-01-01

    By pumping with a cw diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser operating at 946nm laser operation of a new Yb-doped phosphate glass with 440mW cw output power and a slope efficiency of 48% with respect to the absorbed pump power was achieved at room temperature

  16. Andesita Cerro Bola: Nueva unidad vinculada al magmatismo mioceno de la Cordillera de Olivares, San Juan, Argentina (30°35´S; 69°30´O Cerro Bola Andesite: New unit linked to the Miocene magmatism of the Olivares Cordillera, San Juan (30°35' S ; 68°30' W

    A.F. Wetten

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available El área de estudio se halla en la zona de Tocota, inmediatamente al este de la Cordillera de Olivares, en el borde oriental de la Cordillera Frontal, provincia de San Juan. En ella se encuentran unidades ígneas y sedimentarias del ciclo gondwánico, las que fueron intruidas y cubiertas en relación discordante por cuerpos subvolcánicos y volcánicos asignados anteriormente al ciclo ándico en sentido amplio, los cuales constituyen el principal objeto del presente estudio. Estos cuerpos han sido mapeados a fin de poder caracterizarlos adecuadamente, en el contexto estratigráfico de la región. Los afloramientos de interés han sido reconocidos en el cerro Bola y alrededores, donde se observan distribuidos irregularmente, cubriendo un área superior a 5 km². Las rocas, de coloración gris clara y composición andesítica - fenoandesítica, presentan estructuras de domo y colada. Estos afloramientos serían correlacionables con la unidad volcánica Pircas (Mioceno, la que aflora al oeste, y conformarían un evento magmático posterior al de pórfidos de diferente composición situados tanto en el arroyo Chita como en el cerro Divisadero. La extensión del área involucrada, la uniformidad litológica, el bajo grado de alteración y una edad radimétrica obtenida por el método K/Ar, fueron considerados para proponer a estas volcanitas como una unidad litoestratigráfica de edad miocena superior, con la denominación de Andesita Cerro Bola.The study area is located in the region of Tocota Creek, close to the Cordillera Olivares, eastern border of the Frontal Range, San Juan province. In this place, igneous and sedimentary units belonging to the Gondwanic cycle, were recognized. These units were intruded and unconformably covered by subvolcanic and volcanic bodies, which were commonly referred to the Tertiary or Andean cycle. The study of these bodies is the main proposal of this work. These bodies had been mapped in order to characterize them properly in the regional stratigraphic context. The main outcrops were recognized in the Bola Hill and surroundings, where they are irregularly distributed, covering an area greater than 5 km². Dome and lava flow structures are present with the light gray andesite - phenoandesite rock. These outcrops can be correlated with the Pircas volcanic unit (Miocene, to the west, and could be further related to other porphyry bodies of different composition, situated both in Chita Creek and in Divisadero Hill. The extension of the area, lithological uniformity, the low alteration and a K/Ar radiometric age were considered, in order to propose these subvolcanic and volcanic bodies as a new lithostratigraphic unit, Upper Miocene in age, denominated "Cerro Bola Andesite".

  17. Generation of 14  W at 589  nm by frequency doubling of high-power CW linearly polarized Raman fiber laser radiation in MgO:sPPLT crystal.

    Surin, A A; Borisenko, T E; Larin, S V

    2016-06-01

    We introduce an efficient, single-mode, linearly polarized continuous wave (CW) Raman fiber laser (RFL), operating at 1178 nm, with 65 W maximum output power and a narrow linewidth of 0.1 nm. Single-pass second-harmonic generation was demonstrated using a 20 mm long MgO-doped stoichiometric periodically polled lithium tantalate (MgO:sPPLT) crystal pumped by RFL radiation. Output power of 14 W at 589 nm with 22% conversion efficiency was achieved. The possibility of further power scaling is considered, as no crystal degradation was observed at these power levels. PMID:27244435

  18. Diode-pumped actively Q-switched c-cut Nd:YVO4 self-Raman laser

    An efficient compact self-Raman frequency conversion in an end-diode-pumped actively Q-switched c-cut Nd:YVO4 laser has been demonstrated. At an incident pump power of 5.0 W, the self-stimulated Raman laser produces 910 mW of 1178 nm average output power at a pulse repetition frequency of 20 kHz. Diode-to-Raman optical conversion efficiency is more than 18%. A maximum average output power of 1.4 W is achieved at a pulse repetition frequency of 60 kHz and an incident pump power of 9.0 W

  19. All-fiber femtosecond Cherenkov radiation source

    Liu, Xiaomin; Lægsgaard, Jesper; Møller, Uffe;

    2012-01-01

    An all-fiber femtosecond source of spectrally isolated Cherenkov radiation is reported, to the best of our knowledge, for the first time. Using a monolithic, self-starting femtosecond Yb-doped fiber laser as the pump source and the combination of photonic crystal fibers as the wave-conversion med......An all-fiber femtosecond source of spectrally isolated Cherenkov radiation is reported, to the best of our knowledge, for the first time. Using a monolithic, self-starting femtosecond Yb-doped fiber laser as the pump source and the combination of photonic crystal fibers as the wave......-conversion medium, we demonstrate milliwatt-level, stable, and tunable Cherenkov radiation at visible wavelengths 580–630 nm, with pulse duration of sub-160-fs, and the 3 dB spectral bandwidth not exceeding 36 nm. Such an all-fiber Cherenkov radiation source is promising for practical applications in biophotonics...

  20. 980-nm Q-switched photonic crystal fiber laser by MoS2 saturable absorber

    Li, Pingxue; Liang, Boxing; Su, Meng; Zhang, Yuefei; Zhao, Yan; Zhang, Mengmeng; Ma, Chunmei; Su, Ning

    2016-05-01

    We demonstrate a 980-nm Q-switch Yb-doped photonic crystal fiber laser by a multilayer molybdenum sulfide polymer composite as the broadband saturable absorber which is prepared by the chemical vapor deposition method. We achieve passively Q-switching operations at 978 nm with the pulse width of 2.7 and 0.63 μs, corresponding to the repetition rate of 212 and 221 kHz, respectively. The maximum output power is 127 mW. It is the first time that MoS2 Q-switched Yb-doped photonic crystal fiber laser at 980 nm is demonstrated. The experimental results show that few-layer MoS2 is a promising broadband saturable absorber material.

  1. Effect of ytterbium inclusion in hafnium oxide on the structural and electrical properties of the high-k gate dielectric

    陈帅; 刘正堂; 冯丽萍; 车兴森; 赵小如

    2014-01-01

    The undoped and Yb-doped HfO2 thin films were deposited on p-type single crystal Si(100) substrates using RF magnetron sputtering method. The structure and electrical properties were investigated as a function of doping concentrations. The results showed that the presence of Yb could stabilize HfO2 in cubic phase. The dielectric constant was enhanced after in-troducing Yb3+ ions into the HfO2 host. Compared with undoped HfO2 thin film, the Yb-doped HfO2 thin film exhibited a low leakage current. The silicate reaction between rare earth ions and SiO2 layers was used to eliminate interfacial silica and form a stable interface.

  2. A high average power single-stage picosecond double-clad fiber amplifier

    In this paper, we report 38.8 W average power output through a single-stage fiber amplifier, with emission of 1064 nm wavelength with 80 MHz repetition and 35 ps pulse width amplified from a 2.15 W SESAM passively mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser oscillator. The high power fiber amplification is through a coupled 60.8 W 976 nm backward unidirectional pump power into a 2 m long 30/250 μm Yb-doped inner cladding. No obvious nonlinear effects arise in the high power output. To our knowledge this is the highest average power output with 2 m 30/250 μm Yb-doped double-clad fiber in a single-stage picosecond fiber amplifier. (paper)

  3. Effect of Structural Stress on the Laser Quality of Highly Doped Yb:KY(WO4)2/KY(WO4)2 and Yb:KLu(WO4)2/KLu(WO4)2 Epitaxial Structures

    Carvajal, J.; Raghothamachar, B; Silvestre, O; Chen, H; Pujol, M; Petrov, V; Dudley, M; Aguilo, M; Diaz, F

    2009-01-01

    In this communication we demonstrate how the difference in laser performance of two highly doped (20 at %) epitaxial layers of Yb-doped KY(WO4)2 (KYW) grown on a KYW substrate and Yb-doped KLu(WO4)2 (KLuW) grown on a KLuW substrate, respectively, is related to the presence of structural stress in the epilayers, investigated by synchrotron white beam X-ray topography. From the results obtained, it is clear that the samples that show a larger amount of structural stress, Yb:KYW/KYW epitaxies, lead to lower efficiency in laser operation, giving a direct correlation between the existence and magnitude of such structural stress and the loss in efficiency of laser performance in such epitaxial layers which, from a spectroscopical point of view, are otherwise equivalent.

  4. Comparison of Molecular Iodine Spectral Properties at 514.7 and 532 nm Wavelengths

    Hrabina J.

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available We present results of investigation and comparison of spectral properties of molecular iodine transitions in the spectral region of 514.7 nm that are suitable for laser frequency stabilization and metrology of length. Eight Doppler-broadened transitions that were not studied in detail before were investigated with the help of frequency doubled Yb-doped fiber laser, and three of the most promising lines were studied in detail with prospect of using them in frequency stabilization of new laser standards. The spectral properties of hyperfine components (linewidths, signal-to-noise ratio were compared with transitions that are well known and traditionally used for stabilization of frequency doubled Nd:YAG laser at the 532 nm region with the same molecular iodine absorption. The external frequency doubling arrangement with waveguide crystal and the Yb-doped fiber laser is also briefly described together with the observed effect of laser aging.

  5. Trapping and self-trapping in ytterbium-doped oxides with charge transfer luminescence

    Kamenskikh, I., E-mail: ikamenskikh@bk.r [Department of Physics, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, 119992 Moscow (Russian Federation); Pedrini, C. [LPCML, UMR 5620 CNRS and Universite Lyon 1, 69622 Villeurbanne Cedex (France); Petrosyan, A. [Laboratory of Crystal Growth of Luminescent Materials, Institute for Physical Research, 378410 Ashtarak-2 (Armenia); Vasil' ev, A. [Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow (Russian Federation)

    2009-12-15

    Temperature dependence of the charge transfer luminescence (CTL) of Yb-doped yttrium aluminum garnet Y{sub 3}Al{sub 5}O{sub 12}-Yb (YAG-Yb) and Yb-doped lutetium aluminum perovskite LuAlO{sub 3}-Yb (LuAP-Yb) crystals under X-ray excitation and their thermostimulated luminescence are investigated in the temperature range 30-350 K and compared to those of undoped crystals. Simulation using a set of kinetic equations describing the processes of creation of excitons, electron-hole pairs, their trapping and self-trapping, radiative relaxation and quenching is presented for the systems under investigation to analyze qualitatively two different types of experimentally observed temperature dependences: CTL yield decline with the temperature decrease below 110 K as in case of YAG-Yb and constant yield in the same temperature range as in case of LuAP-Yb.

  6. Femtosecond micromachining of symmetric waveguides at 1.5 microm by astigmatic beam focusing.

    Cerullo, G; Osellame, R; Taccheo, S; Marangoni, M; Polli, D; Ramponi, R; Laporta, P; De Silvestri, S

    2002-11-01

    We report on a new spatial beam-shaping approach for fabrication of waveguides with a circular transverse profile by femtosecond laser pulses, using an astigmatic beam and controlling both beam waist and focal position in the tangential and sagittal planes. We apply this technique to write single-mode active waveguides at 1.5microm in Er:Yb-doped glass substrates. The experimental results are well described by a simple nonlinear absorption model. PMID:18033408

  7. Power-scalable internal frequency doubling scheme for continuous-wave fiber lasers

    Cieslak, Rafal; Clarkson, W.Andrew

    2011-01-01

    We describe a simple power-scalable concept for efficient second harmonic generation in a cladding-pumped continuous-wave fiber laser. Our approach makes use of an internal resonant enhancement cavity to increase the intracavity power and second harmonic conversion efficiency without the need for active cavity length control and stabilization. This technique has been applied to a cladding-pumped Yb-doped fiber laser yielding 15 W of linearly-polarized continuous-wave green output (at 540 nm) ...

  8. Continuous-wave all-fiber MOPA with SBS phase conjugate mirror

    Kovalev, V.I.; Harrison, R. G.; Sahu, J.K.; Nilsson, J.; Lebedev, P. N.

    2004-01-01

    A CW Nd:YAG master oscillator - fibre power amplifier (MOPFA) with fiber based SBS phase conjugate mirror is reported. A two-pass amplifier configuration is employed to compensate beam distortions in the multi-mode diode pumped Yb-doped fiber amplifier in conjunction with a fibre phase conjugator. The compensation of distortions is observed with ~30% of the total reflected power being of diffraction limited quality. Possibilities for improving the beam quality and power scaling in this system...

  9. Tunable femtosecond Cherenkov fiber laser

    Liu, Xiaomin; Svane, Ask Sebastian; Lægsgaard, Jesper;

    2014-01-01

    We demonstrate electrically-tunable femtosecond Cherenkov fiber laser output at the visible range. Using an all-fiber, self-starting femtosecond Yb-doped fiber laser as the pump source and nonlinear photonic crystal fiber link as the wave-conversion medium, ultrafast, milliwatt-level, tunable...... and spectral isolated Cherenkov radiation at visible wavelengths are reported. Such a femtosecond Cherenkov laser source is promising for practical biophotonics applications....

  10. High power pulsed ytterbium doped fibre lasers and their applications

    Chen, Kang Kang

    2011-01-01

    The aim of my project is to develop pulsed Ytterbium (Yb) doped fibre master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) systems seeded by semiconductor lasers. I was principally focused on two specific projects aligned to sponsored programs of research within the ORC pulsed fibre laser group: the first project, TSB funded project LAMPS, aimed to develop an important class of next generation laser system capable of average output powers of more than 100 W when operating in both the nanosecond and pico...

  11. 52 W kHz-linewidth low-noise linearly-polarized all-fiber single-frequency MOPA laser

    Yang, Changsheng; Xu, Shanhui; Chen, Dan; Zhang, Yuanfei; Zhao, Qilai; Li, Can; Zhou, Kaijun; Feng, Zhouming; Gan, Jiulin; Yang, Zhongmin

    2016-05-01

    An all-fiber Yb-doped kHz-linewidth low-noise linearly polarized single-frequency master-oscillator power-amplifier (MOPA) laser with a stable CW output power of >52 W is demonstrated. By suppressing the intensity noise of the DBR phosphate fiber oscillator, the linewidth of MOPA laser is not noticeably broadened, and an ultra-narrow linewidth of 63 dB are achieved.

  12. BLUE COOPERATIVE UP-CONVERSION LUMINESCENCE OF Yb3+ IONS IN OXYFLUORIDE GLASS EXCITED BY 960 nm LASER

    CHEN XIAO-BO; SONG ZENG-FU; N. SAWANOBORI

    2001-01-01

    Investigates the up-conversion luminescence of Yb-doped oxyfluoride glass excited by a 960nm-diode laser. A new up-conversion cooperative radiation luminescence is found, which is rather strong and positioned at 476.1 nm. It comes from the coupled states of two-Yb3+-ions cluster. It is significant because it is an effective and convenient method of producing blue light.

  13. Thermal properties and cw-laser operation of the ytterbium doped borate Li{sub 6}Y(BO{sub 3}){sub 3}

    Sablayrolles, J. [CNRS, Universite de Bordeaux, ICMCB, 87 av. Dr. A. Schweitzer, Pessac F-33608 (France); Jubera, V., E-mail: jubera@icmcb-bordeaux.cnrs.fr [CNRS, Universite de Bordeaux, ICMCB, 87 av. Dr. A. Schweitzer, Pessac F-33608 (France); Delaigue, M.; Manek-Hoenninger, I. [Universite de Bordeaux, CELIA, 351 cours de la Liberation, Talence F-33405 (France); Chaminade, J.-P. [CNRS, Universite de Bordeaux, ICMCB, 87 av. Dr. A. Schweitzer, Pessac F-33608 (France); Hejtmanek, J. [Institute of Physics, Cukrovarnicka 10, 162 53 Prague 6 (Czech Republic); Decourt, R.; Garcia, A. [CNRS, Universite de Bordeaux, ICMCB, 87 av. Dr. A. Schweitzer, Pessac F-33608 (France)

    2009-06-15

    Single crystals of Yb doped Li{sub 6}Y(BO{sub 3}){sub 3} were obtained by Czochralski method. The first laser tests were encouraging. Different parameters have been investigated to improve cw-laser performances. Thermal properties but also ytterbium content, crystal thickness and pump polarisation are reported. The best crystal configuration was determined and led to high power cw-laser tests equal to 2 W output power.

  14. Thermal properties and cw-laser operation of the ytterbium doped borate Li6Y(BO3)3

    Single crystals of Yb doped Li6Y(BO3)3 were obtained by Czochralski method. The first laser tests were encouraging. Different parameters have been investigated to improve cw-laser performances. Thermal properties but also ytterbium content, crystal thickness and pump polarisation are reported. The best crystal configuration was determined and led to high power cw-laser tests equal to 2 W output power.

  15. Self-induced laser line sweeping and self-pulsing in rare-earth doped fiber lasers

    Navrátil, Petr; Vojtíšek, Petr; Peterka, Pavel; Honzátko, Pavel; Kubeček, V.

    Bellingham : SPIE, 2012. ISBN 978-0-8194-9481-8. [18th Czech-Polish-Slovak Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics. Ostravice (CZ), 03.09.2012-07.09.2012] R&D Projects: GA MŠk ME10119; GA ČR GAP205/11/1840 Institutional support: RVO:67985882 Keywords : Laser line sweeping * Fiber lasers * Er-doped * Yb-doped Subject RIV: JA - Electronics ; Optoelectronics, Electrical Engineering

  16. High-power continuous-wave frequency-doubling in KTiOAsO4.

    Zeil, Peter; Zukauskas, Andrius; Tjörnhammar, Staffan; Canalias, Carlota; Pasiskevicius, Valdas; Laurell, Fredrik

    2013-12-16

    High-power continuous-wave generation at 533 nm is demonstrated in bulk periodically poled KTiOAsO(4) (KTA) by single-pass frequency doubling of a VBG-locked Yb-doped fiber laser. Absorption characteristic and second harmonic generation (SHG) performance of different KTA samples are studied and compared. The best performing sample catered for 25%-efficient SHG of 13.6 W green light with high spatial beam quality M(2) <1.2. PMID:24514622

  17. Erbium–ytterbium fibre laser emitting more than 13W of power in 1.55 m region

    Srikanth Gurram; Antony Kuruvilla; Rajpal Singh; Blacius Ekka; B N Upadhyay; K S Bindra; S M Oak

    2014-01-01

    We report the work on erbium:ytterbium-doped double clad fibre laser (EYDFL), that is pumped at 976 nm. The maximum output power generated is 13.6Win 1550 nm region with a slope efficiency of about 21%. To the best of our knowledge, this is the highest power reported from an EYDFL, that uses commercially available off-the-shelf large mode area Er:Yb-doped double-clad fibre.

  18. Passively mode-locked Yb:LuVO4 oscillator

    Rivier, Simon; Mateos, Xavier; Liu, Junhai; Petrov, Valentin; Griebner, Uwe; Zorn, Martin; Weyers, Markus; Zhang, Huaijin; Wang, Jiyang; Jiang, Minhua

    2006-11-01

    Passive mode locking of the ytterbium doped orthovanadate crystal Yb:LuVO4 is reported for the first time. We demonstrate what we believe to be the shortest pulses directly generated with an Yb-doped crystalline laser using a semiconductor saturable absorber. The pulses at 1036 nm have a duration as short as 58 fs for an average power of 85 mW.

  19. Analysis of the modal content into large-mode-area photonic crystal fibers under heat load

    Coscelli, Enrico; Dauliat, Romain; Poli, Federica; Darwich, Dia; Cucinotta, Annamaria; Selleri, Stefano; Schuster, Kay; Benoit, Aurélien; Jamier, Raphaël; Roy, Philippe; Salin, François

    2015-01-01

    Thanks to their capability to provide very large mode area together with effective suppression of high-order modes, while allowing strong pump absorption and efficient conversion, Yb-doped double-cladding photonic crystal fibers are one of the key enabling factors for the development of high power fiber lasers. Thermal effects are currently appointed as the main bottleneck for future power scaling since, beyond a certain average power, they allow guidance of high order modes and energy transf...

  20. All-fiber normal-dispersion femtosecond laser

    Kieu, K.; Wise, F. W.

    2008-01-01

    Spectral filtering of a chirped pulse can be a strong pulse-shaping mechanism in all-normal-dispersion femtosecond fiber lasers. We report an implementation of such a laser that employs only fiber-format components. The Yb-doped fiber laser includes a fiber filter, and a saturable absorber based on carbon nanotubes. The laser generates 1.5-ps, 3-nJ pulses that can be dechirped to 250 fs duration outside the cavity.

  1. Charge trapping behavior of rare-earth ion-doped Al2O3 and its application to nonvolatile memories

    We investigated the charge trapping properties of rare-earth(RE)-Yb-doped Al2O3 in view of their potential application to nonvolatile memories. The as-grown, low-temperature annealed Yb-doped Al2O3 film showed a dominant hole trapping behavior, but it changed to mostly electron trapping after high temperature annealing. No correlation was found between the Yb charge state and the reduction of hole traps, excluding the Yb ion itself as the hole trap. As-grown annealed Yb-doped Al2O3 showed a defect-related below-bandgap optical absorption. Since the oxygen vacancy is a charge trap in Al2O3 among all the intrinsic defects, we attribute the observed hole trap to the oxygen vacancy. On the other hand, the energy levels of the Yb3+ ion in Al2O3 make it the most likely electron trap. In addition, the large Yb ion strains the nearby bonds to make it vulnerable to defect formation during an external stress. We found that hot electron injection actually created addition electron traps. Yb ions and/or defect complexes including Yb ions seem to be responsible for the observed electron trapping. Our experimental results show that RE ion doping may be a new method for realizing a nonvolatile memory device.

  2. Improved thermal stability and narrowed line width of photoluminescence from InGaN nanorod by ytterbium doping

    Wang, Jingzhou; Wright, Jason; Kaya, S.; Jadwisienczak, W.M. [School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Ohio University, Stocker Center, Athens OH 45701 (United States); Dasari, Kiran; Palai, Ratnakar [Department of Physics, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR 00936 (United States); Cooper, Kevin; Thota, Venkata R.; Ingram, David C.; Stinaff, Eric A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701 (United States)

    2015-03-18

    Nanorod of in situ Yb-doped InGaN and undoped InGaN have been grown on (0001) sapphire substrates by plasma assisted molecular beam epitaxy (MBE). Selected regions on Yb-doped InGaN sample show single dominant near band edge emission (NBE) in green, yellow or orange color due to the variation of In content. Temperature dependent PL peak energy of InGaN nanorod shows the characteristic S -shaped behavior indicating the presents of strong exciton localization energy in undoped InGaN nanorod. The exciton localization energy reduced significantly after incorporating Yb into InGaN, giving rise to damping of the S-shape profile amplitude and narrowing of the PL line width from ∝20 meV to ∝12 meV at 11 K. It is proposed that the improved PL thermal stability and the PL line width in Yb-doped InGaN nanorod is affected by the Yb gettering effect. (copyright 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  3. Multi-kW cw fiber oscillator pumped by wavelength stabilized fiber coupled diode lasers

    Becker, Frank; Neumann, Benjamin; Winkelmann, Lutz; Belke, Steffen; Ruppik, Stefan; Hefter, Ulrich; Köhler, Bernd; Wolf, Paul; Biesenbach, Jens

    2013-02-01

    High power Yb doped fiber laser sources are beside CO2- and disk lasers one of the working horses of industrial laser applications. Due to their inherently given robustness, scalability and high efficiency, fiber laser sources are best suited to fulfill the requirements of modern industrial laser applications in terms of power and beam quality. Pumping Yb doped single-mode fiber lasers at 976nm is very efficient. Thus, high power levels can be realized avoiding limiting nonlinear effects like SRS. However the absorption band of Yb doped glass around 976nm is very narrow. Therefore, one has to consider the wavelength shift of the diode lasers used for pumping. The output spectrum of passively cooled diode lasers is mainly defined by the applied current and by the heat sink temperature. Furthermore the overall emission line width of a high power pump source is dominated by the large number of needed diode laser emitters, each producing an individual spectrum. Even though it is possible to operate multi-kW cw single-mode fiber lasers with free running diode laser pumps, wavelength stabilizing techniques for diode lasers (e.g. volume holographic gratings, VHG) can be utilized in future fiber laser sources to increase the output power level while keeping the energy consumption constant. To clarify the benefits of wavelength stabilized diode lasers with integrated VHG for wavelength locking the performance of a dual side pumped fiber oscillator is discussed in this article. For comparison, different pumping configurations consisting of stabilized and free-running diode lasers are presented.

  4. Lasing of Yb in a mixed YGdVO4 crystal with bistability and polarization switching

    Liu, Junhai; Zhang, Huaijin; Mateos, Xavier; Han, Wenjuan; Petrov, Valentin

    2009-02-01

    The orthovanadate crystals YVO4, GdVO4, and LuVO4 attract much attention as promising host materials for the trivalent Yb-ion since such crystals are characterized by large absorption and emission cross sections, broad absorption and emission bands, and higher thermal conductivities than most of the other Yb-doped materials. More interestingly, their laser operation is characterized by optical bistability, apparently a unique feature of Yb-doped vanadates, not found so far in other Yb-lasers or even in other solid-state lasers. The optically "passive" vanadates, YVO4, GdVO4, and LuVO4, as well as the stoichiometric YbVO4 exhibit the same zircon structure and continuous isostructural solid solutions can be expected. The absorption and emission spectra of Yb0.0054:Y0.3481Gd0.6465VO4, a specific compound in the mixed Ybt:YxGd1-x-tVO4 series, inherit the spectroscopic features of both Yb:YVO4 and Yb:GdVO4. We found that this Yb-doped solid solution also displays optical bistability in continuous-wave (cw) laser operation. The strongly pronounced bistability extends from Pabs=1.9 W to Pabs=3.4 W while the output power amounts to 0.98 W at the upthreshold. Distinct from the previously reported Yb:LuVO4 laser, coexistence and switching of the σ and π polarization states occur along with emission wavelength shift in the bistability region upon decreasing the pump power. Increasing the output coupling reduces the bistability region while expanding the coexistence region for the σ and π polarization states.

  5. Metastable Magnesium fluorescence spectroscopy using a frequency-stabilized 517 nm laser

    He, Ming; Jensen, Brian B; Therkildsen, Kasper T;

    2009-01-01

    We present a laser operating at 517 nm for our Magnesium laser-cooling and atomic clock project. A two-stage Yb-doped fiber amplifier (YDFA) system generates more than 1.5 W of 1034 nm light when seeded with a 15 mW diode laser. Using a periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN) waveguide, we...... obtained more than 40 mW of 517 nm output power by single pass frequency doubling. In addition, fluorescence spectroscopy of metastable magnesium atoms could be used to stabilize the 517 nm laser to an absolute frequency within 1 MHz....

  6. Mitigation of mode instabilities by dynamic excitation of fiber modes

    Otto, Hans-Jürgen; Jauregui, Cesar; Stutzki, Fabian; Jansen, Florian; Limpert, Jens; Tünnermann, Andreas

    2013-03-01

    By dynamically varying the power content of the excited fiber modes of the main amplifier of a fiber-based MOPA system at high average output power levels, it was possible to mitigate mode instabilities to a large extent. In order to achieve the excitation variation, we used an acousto-optic deflector in front of the Yb-doped rod-type fiber. Therewith, it was possible to significantly increase both the average and the instantaneous minimum power content of the fundamental mode. This, consequently, led to a substantial improvement of the beam quality and pointing stability at power levels well beyond the threshold of mode instabilities.

  7. Ultrahigh-resolution optical coherence tomography at 1.3 μm central wavelength by using a supercontinuum source pumped by noise-like pulses

    You, Yi-Jing; Wang, Chengming; Lin, Yi-Lun; Zaytsev, Alexey; Xue, Ping; Pan, Ci-Ling

    2016-02-01

    We report on the ultrahigh-resolution optical coherence tomography (OCT) with a novel high-power supercontinuum (SC) light source generated by noise-like pulses from an Yb-doped fiber laser. The SC spectrum is flat with a bandwidth of 420 nm centered around ~1.3 μm. The light source is successfully employed in a time-domain OCT (TD-OCT), achieving an axial resolution of 2.3 μm. High resolution fiber-based spectral-domain OCT (SD-OCT) imaging of bio-tissue was also demonstrated.

  8. Raman-scattering-assistant broadband noise-like pulse generation in all-normal-dispersion fiber lasers

    Li, Daojing; Shen, Deyuan; Li, Lei; Chen, Hao; Tang, Dingyuan; Zhao, Luming

    2015-10-01

    We report on the observation of both stable dissipative solitons and noise-like pulses with the presence of strong Raman scattering in a relatively short all-normal-dispersion Yb-doped fiber laser. We show that Raman scattering can be filtered out by intracavity filter. Furthermore, by appropriate intracavity polarization control, the Raman effect can be utilized to generate broadband noise-like pulses (NLPs) with bandwidth up to 61.4 nm. To the best of our knowledge, this is the broadest NLP achieved in all-normal-dispersion fiber lasers

  9. Generation of double-scale femto/pico-second optical lumps in mode-locked fiber lasers.

    Kobtsev, Sergey; Kukarin, Sergey; Smirnov, Sergey; Turitsyn, Sergey; Latkin, Anton

    2009-11-01

    We observed generation of stable picoseconds pulse train and double-scale optical lumps with picosecond envelope and femtosecond noise-like oscillations in the same Yb-doped fiber laser with all-positive-dispersion cavity mode-locked due to the effect of non-linear polarization evolution. In the noise-like pulse generation regime the auto-correlation function has a non-usual double (femto- and picosecond) scale shape. We discuss mechanisms of laser switching between two operation regimes and demonstrate a good qualitative agreement between experimental results and numerical modeling based on modified nonlinear Schrödinger equations. PMID:19997301

  10. Raman-scattering-assistant broadband noise-like pulse generation in all-normal-dispersion fiber lasers

    Li, Daojing; Shen, Deyuan; Li, Lei; Chen, Hao; Tang, Dingyuan; Zhao, Luming

    2015-01-01

    We report on the observation of both stable dissipative solitons and noise-like pulses with the presence of strong Raman scattering in a relatively short all-normal-dispersion Yb-doped fiber laser. We show that Raman scattering can be filtered out by intracavity filter. Furthermore, by appropriate intracavity polarization control, the Raman effect can be utilized to generate broadband noise-like pulses (NLPs) with bandwidth up to 61.4 nm. To the best of our knowledge, this is the broadest NLP...

  11. Multi-pulse operation of a dissipative soliton fibre laser based on nonlinear polarisation rotation

    Yu, H. L.; Wang, X. L.; Zhou, P.; Chen, J. B.

    2016-03-01

    We report an experimental observation of multiple dissipative soliton (DS) operation states in an all-normal-dispersion passively mode-locked Yb-doped fibre laser, including DS bound and oscillating states. In the bound state, multiple DSs up to 11 can coexist in the cavity. In the oscillating state, the DSs' movements are not purely random and three typical states are generalised and illustrated. A single-pulse mode-locked state is established at a high pump power by carefully adjusting the polarisation controllers. The broad spectrum indicates that it may be noise-like pulses, which can serve as a pump to generate a supercontinuum.

  12. Raman-scattering-assistant broadband noise-like pulse generation in all-normal-dispersion fiber lasers

    Li, Daojing; Li, Lei; Chen, Hao; Tang, Dingyuan; Zhao, Luming

    2015-01-01

    We report on the observation of both stable dissipative solitons and noise-like pulses with the presence of strong Raman scattering in a relatively short all-normal-dispersion Yb-doped fiber laser. We show that Raman scattering can be filtered out by intracavity filter. Furthermore, by appropriate intracavity polarization control, the Raman effect can be utilized to generate broadband noise-like pulses (NLPs) with bandwidth up to 61.4 nm. To the best of our knowledge, this is the broadest NLP achieved in all-normal-dispersion fiber lasers

  13. Optimized all-fiber supercontinuum source at 1.3 μm generated in a stepwise dispersion-decreasing-fiber arrangement

    Abrardi, Laura; Martín López, Sonia; Carrasco-Sanz, Ana; Corredera, Pedro; Hernanz, María Luisa; González Herráez, Miguel

    2007-01-01

    In this paper, the generation of a continuous-wave (CW)-pumped supercontinuum (SC) source at 1.3 μm is described. The device makes use of a tunable Yb-doped fiber laser, a cascade of Fiber Bragg Grating mirrors, and a concatenation of standard silica fibers with stepwise decreasing dispersion. It is shown that the dispersion-decreasing-fiber set enhances the width of the generated SC, since it favors the fission of the CW input into high-order solitons. The generated SC spans from 1280 to 151...

  14. Ultra-fast photoacoustic flow cytometry with a 0.5 MHz pulse repetition rate nanosecond laser

    Nedosekin, Dmitry A.; Sarimollaoglu, Mustafa; Shashkov, Evgeny V.; Galanzha, Ekaterina I.; Zharov, Vladimir P.

    2010-01-01

    In vivo photoacoustic (PA) flow cytometry (PAFC) has great potential for detecting disease-associated biomarkers in blood and lymph flow, as well as real-time control of the efficacy of photothermal (PT) and other therapies through the counting of circulating abnormal objects. We report on a high speed PAFC with a Yb-doped fiber laser having a 0.5-MHz pulse repetition rate at a wavelength of 1064 nm, pulse width of 10 ns, and energy up to 100 µJ. This is the first biomedical application of PA...

  15. Electro-optical Bunch Length Monitor for FLUTE: Layout and Simulations

    Borysenko, A.; Hertle, E.; Schuh, M.; Schwarz, M.; Wesolowski, P.; Steffen, Bernd; Hiller, N.; Judin, V.; Kehrer, B.; Marsching, S.; Müller, A. -S.; Nasse, M. J.; Rossmanith, R.; Ruprecht, R.

    2014-01-01

    A new compact linear accelerator FLUTE is currently under construction at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in collaboration with DESY and PSI. It aims at obtaining femtosecond electron bunches (~1fs - 300 fs) with a wide charge range (1 pC - 3 nC) and requires a precise bunch length diagnostic system. Here we present the layout of a bunch length monitor based on the electro-optic technique of spectral decoding using an Yb-doped fiber laser system (central wavelength 1030 nm) and a GaP ...

  16. LLE Review 119 (April-June 2009)

    Edgell, D.H., editor

    2009-10-22

    This issue has the following articles: (1) Shock-Ignition Experiments on OMEGA at NIF-Relevant Intensities; (2) Laser-Driven Magnetic-Flux Compression in High-Energy-Density Plasmas; (3) Lorentz Mapping of Magnetic Fields in Hot, Dense Plasmas; (4) Characterization and Optimization of Yb-Doped Photonic-Crystal Fiber Rod Amplifiers Using Spatially Resolved Spectral Interferometry; (5) Optical Differentiation and Multimillijoule {approx}150-ps Pulse Generation in a Regenerative Amplifier with a Temperature-Tuned Intracavity Volume Bragg Grating; (6) Slow Crack Growth During Radiatiave Cooling of LHG8 and BK7 Plates; and (7) Finite Element Simulation of Metal-Semiconductor-Metal Photoconductor.

  17. Raman-scattering-assistant broadband noise-like pulse generation in all-normal-dispersion fiber lasers.

    Li, Daojing; Shen, Deyuan; Li, Lei; Chen, Hao; Tang, Dingyuan; Zhao, Luming

    2015-10-01

    We report on the observation of both stable dissipative solitons and noise-like pulses with the presence of strong Raman scattering in a relatively short all-normal-dispersion Yb-doped fiber laser. We show that Raman scattering can be filtered out by intracavity filter. Furthermore, by appropriate intracavity polarization control, the Raman effect can be utilized to generate broadband noise-like pulses (NLPs) with bandwidth up to 61.4 nm. To the best of our knowledge, this is the broadest NLP achieved in all-normal-dispersion fiber lasers. PMID:26480103

  18. Efficient magneto-optical trapping of a metastable helium gas

    Pereira Dos Santos, F.; Perales, F.; Léonard, J.; Sinatra, A.; Wang, J.; Pavone, F. S.; Rasel, E.; Unnikrishnan, C. S.; Leduc, M.

    2001-04-01

    This article presents a new experiment aiming at BEC of metastable helium atoms. It describes the design of a high flux discharge source of atoms and a robust laser system using a DBR diode coupled with a high power Yb doped fiber amplifier for manipulating the beam of metastable atoms. The atoms are trapped in a small quartz cell in an extreme high vacuum. The trapping design uses an additional laser (repumper) and allows the capture of a large number of metastable helium atoms (approximately 10^9) in a geometry favorable for loading a tight magnetostatic trap.

  19. Tandem-pumped 1120-nm actively Q-switched fiber laser

    We report on a tandem-pumped actively Q-switched fiber laser system emitting at 1120 nm. Parasitic oscillation is challenging in Yb-doped Q-switched 1120-nm fiber laser, which is suppressed by pumping with a fiber laser at 1018 nm. At least four times improvement in output peak power is demonstrated in a single laser setup with 1018-nm fiber laser pumping instead of 976-nm laser diode pumping. This is, to the best of our knowledge, the first demonstration of a tandem-pumped Q-switched fiber laser. (paper)

  20. Strictly all-fiber picosecond Ytterbium fiber laser utilizing chirped-fiber-Bragg-gratings for dispersion control

    KATZ, Ori; Sintov, Yoav

    2008-01-01

    A compact, strictly all-fiber, picosecond pulse source based on ytterbium (Yb) doped fiber is described. Stable solitary mode-locking is obtained in a fiber-oscillator utilizing a carefully designed chirped fiber-Bragg-grating (C-FBG) for both dispersion control and spectral filtering. Self-starting is assured through the use of a fiber-coupled semiconductor-saturable-absorber-mirror (SESAM). The oscillator's 50MHz 3.8ps pulse-train output at 1064nm wavelength is amplified to 1.2W average pow...

  1. Enhanced Visible Light Generation from 1 μm Femtosecond Pulses within High-Δ Photonic Crystal Fibers

    We demonstrate the blue light generated in high-Δ photonic crystal fibers (PCFs). A femtosecond Yb-doped fiber laser, operating at 1039nm, is used to pump a GeO2-doped PCF in the largely anomalous group velocity dispersion (GVD) region. The emitted radiation covers 418.6–544.6nm with 5dB flatness. The calculated result indicates that the cross phase module (XPM) effect induced by higher-mode soliton makes a contribution to the blue component generation. (fundamental areas of phenomenology(including applications))

  2. All-fiber femtosecond Cherenkov radiation source.

    Liu, Xiaomin; Lægsgaard, Jesper; Møller, Uffe; Tu, Haohua; Boppart, Stephen A; Turchinovich, Dmitry

    2012-07-01

    An all-fiber femtosecond source of spectrally isolated Cherenkov radiation is reported, to the best of our knowledge, for the first time. Using a monolithic, self-starting femtosecond Yb-doped fiber laser as the pump source and the combination of photonic crystal fibers as the wave-conversion medium, we demonstrate milliwatt-level, stable, and tunable Cherenkov radiation at visible wavelengths 580-630 nm, with pulse duration of sub-160-fs, and the 3 dB spectral bandwidth not exceeding 36 nm. Such an all-fiber Cherenkov radiation source is promising for practical applications in biophotonics such as bioimaging and microscopy. PMID:22743523

  3. All-fiber femtosecond Cherenkov radiation source

    Liu, Xiaomin; Lægsgaard, Jesper; Møller, Uffe; Tu, Haohua; Boppart, Stephen A.; Turchinovich, Dmitry

    2012-01-01

    An all-fiber femtosecond source of spectrally isolated Cherenkov radiation is reported, to the best of our knowledge, for the first time. Using a monolithic, self-starting femtosecond Yb-doped fiber laser as the pump source and the combination of photonic crystal fibers as the wave-conversion medium, we demonstrate milliwatt-level, stable, and tunable Cherenkov radiation at visible wavelengths 580–630 nm, with pulse duration of sub-160-fs, and the 3 dB spectral bandwidth not exceeding 36 nm. ...

  4. Effects of rare-earth doping on femtosecond laser waveguide writing in zinc polyphosphate glass

    We have investigated waveguide writing in Er-Yb doped zinc polyphosphate glass using a femtosecond laser with a repetition rate of 1 KHz. We find that fabrication of good waveguides requires a glass composition with an O/P ratio of 3.25. The dependence on laser writing parameters including laser fluence, focusing conditions, and scan speed is reported. Waveguide properties together with absorption and emission data indicate that these glasses can be used for the fabrication of compact, high gain amplifying devices.

  5. Hybrid master oscillator power amplifier high-power narrow-linewidth nanosecond laser source at 257 nm

    Délen, Xavier; Deyra, Loïc; Benoit, Aurélien; Hanna, Marc; Balembois, François; Cocquelin, Benjamin; Sangla, Damien; Salin, François; Didierjean, Julien; Georges, Patrick

    2013-01-01

    We report on a high-power narrow-linewidth pulsed laser source emitting at a wavelength of 257 nm. The system is based on a master oscillator power amplifier architecture, with Yb-doped fiber preamplifiers, a Yb:YAG single crystal fiber power amplifier used to overcome the Brillouin limitation in glass fiber and nonlinear frequency conversion stages. This particularly versatile architecture allows the generation of Fourier transform-limited 15 ns pulses at 1030 nm with 22 W of average power a...

  6. Progress in high-power single frequency master oscillator power amplifier

    Maran, Jean-Noel; Jeong, Yoonchan; Yoo, Seongwoo; Sahu, Jayanta; Nilsson, Johan

    2008-01-01

    In the recent years some tremendous progresses have been made to scale up the output power of fiber laser to the point where fiber laser technology is becoming a serious competitor to the solid-state lasers in most of the industrial applications. Nowadays single mode Ytterbium (Yb) doped fiber lasers with an output power of 2kW[1] are commercially available and some 5kW systems are a reality in the laboratory environment. Unfortunately the scaling of laser systems up to increasingly higher po...

  7. Enhanced 1.0 μm emission and simultaneously suppressed upconversion emission in Yb:PbF2 laser crystal codoped with NaF

    Zhang, P. X.; Yin, J. G.; Hang, Y.; Yin, J. P.

    2013-04-01

    Na-codoped and only Yb-doped Yb:PbF2 crystals were successfully grown using the vertical Bridgman method. The influence of the ions codoped with Na+ on the distribution coefficients has been studied. Enhanced ˜1.0 μm emission and simultaneously suppressed upconversion emission was observed for Yb:PbF2 crystals codoped with 2 mol% NaF. A time-resolved spectroscopy study showed that the ions codoped with Na+ lengthen the fluorescence lifetime by 6%. Absorption spectra were also studied and showed that the ions codoped with Na+ can effectively suppress the formation of Yb2+ ions.

  8. Tandem-pumped 1120-nm actively Q-switched fiber laser

    王建华; 胡金萌; 张世强; 陈露璐; 房勇; 冯衍

    2015-01-01

    We report on a tandem-pumped actively Q-switched fiber laser system emitting at 1120 nm. Parasitic oscillation is challenging in Yb-doped Q-switched 1120-nm fiber laser, which is suppressed by pumping with a fiber laser at 1018 nm. At least 4 times improvement in output peak power is demonstrated in a single laser setup with 1018-nm fiber laser pumping instead of 976-nm laser diode pumping. This is, to the best of our knowledge, the first demonstration of a tandem-pumped Q-switched fiber laser.

  9. RGB generation by four-wave mixing in small-core holey fibers

    Horak, P.; Dupriez, P.; Poletti, F.; Petrovich, M.N.; Jeong, Y.; Nilsson, J.; Richardson, D J; Payne, D. N.

    2007-01-01

    We report the generation of white light comprising red, green, and blue spectral bands from a frequency-doubled fiber laser by an efficient four-wave mixing process in submicron-sized cores of microstructured holey fibers. A master-oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) source based on Yb-doped fiber is employed to generate 80 ps pulses at 1060 nm wavelength with 32 MHz repetition rate, which are then frequency-doubled in an LBO crystal to generate up to 2 W average power of green light. The green...

  10. Internally-frequency-doubled Yb fiber laser with 15 W CW green output

    Cieslak, Rafal; Clarkson, William Andrew

    2011-01-01

    In this paper we present a high power continuous-wave (CW) green source using a novel approach for frequency doubling of high power CW fiber lasers based on an internal resonant enhancement cavity integrated within the fiber laser resonator. The experimental configuration (shown in Fig. 1) comprised a double-clad fiber with an Yb-doped core in a simple standing-wave resonator. Feedback for lasing was provided by a diffraction grating at one end of the fiber, and by an external cavity containi...

  11. Multi-mJ bursts of green light obtained by frequency doubling the output of a fiber based MOPA

    Rowen, Eitan E.; Shalev, Nir; Tal, Eran; Lasri, Kobi; Inbar, Eran

    2016-03-01

    We demonstrate a fiber laser that generates bursts of 70-300 pulses at a frequency of 2-8 MHz with over 4 mJ of energy per burst at a wavelength of 532 nm. The output of an Yb-doped fiber amplifier chain is doubled in a single pass through an LBO crystal with efficiency of above 65%. A seed-diode generates the pulse train, which is amplified to a peak power that allows efficient SHG. Such a solution may have many industrial and other applications, where fiber-based solutions have many advantages, but suffer a disadvantage of relatively low pulse energy.

  12. Highly Efficient Self-Starting Femtosecond Cr:Forsterite Laser

    ZHOU Bin-Sin; ZHANG Yong-Dong; ZHONG Xin; WEI Zhi-Yi

    2008-01-01

    We report a highly efficient and high power self-starting femtosecond Cr:forsterite laser pumped by a 1064-nm Yb doped fibre laser. Five chirped mirrors are used to compensate for the intra-cavity group-delay dispersion,and the mode-locking is initiated by a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM). Under pump power of 7.9 W, stable femtosecond laser pulses with average power of 760mW are obtained, yielding a pump power slope efficiency of 12.3%. The measured pulse duration and spectral bandwidth (FWHM) are 46 fs and 45 nm;the repetition rate is 82 MHz.

  13. Fiber-comb-stabilized light source at 556 nm for magneto-optical trapping of ytterbium

    Yasuda, Masami; Kohno, Takuya; Inaba, Hajime; Nakajima, Yoshiaki; Hosaka, Kazumoto; Onae, Atsushi; Hong, Feng-Lei

    2010-01-01

    A frequency-stabilized light source emitting at 556 nm is realized by frequency-doubling a 1112-nm laser, which is phase-locked to a fiber-based optical frequency comb. The 1112-nm laser is either an ytterbium (Yb)-doped distributed feedback fiber laser or a master-slave laser system that uses an external cavity diode laser as a master laser. We have achieved the continuous frequency stabilization of the light source over a five-day period. With the light source, we have completed the second-...

  14. A 12 mJ 11 ns spectrally narrow fiber amplifier with a pulsed pump

    We report on the fiber-based amplification of a flash lamp pumped Q-switched Nd:YAG laser. At a repetition rate of 10 Hz and spectrum width of 0.1 nm, an output single pulse energy of up to 12 mJ is generated in a 95 µm core Yb-doped large mode area fiber with a seed pulse energy of 0.75 mJ and pulse duration of 11 ns. No stimulated Brillouin scattering, stimulated Raman scattering or saturation are observed. Furthermore, higher pulse energies will be achieved with higher pump powers

  15. Reduction of Photoluminescence Quenching by Deuteration of Ytterbium-Doped Amorphous Carbon-Based Photonic Materials

    Hui-Lin Hsu; Keith R. Leong; I-Ju Teng; Michael Halamicek; Jenh-Yih Juang; Sheng-Rui Jian; Li Qian; Nazir P. Kherani

    2014-01-01

    In situ Yb-doped amorphous carbon thin films were grown on Si substrates at low temperatures (<200 °C) by a simple one-step RF-PEMOCVD system as a potential photonic material for direct integration with Si CMOS back end-of-line processing. Room temperature photoluminescence around 1 µm was observed via direct incorporation of optically active Yb3+ ions from the selected Yb(fod)3 metal-organic compound. The partially fluorinated Yb(fod)3 compound assists the suppression of photoluminescence...

  16. Monolithic Yb-fiber femtosecond laser with intracavity all-solid PBG fiber and ex-cavity HC-PCF

    Turchinovich, Dmitry; Liu, Xiaomin; Lægsgaard, Jesper

    2010-01-01

    (PM) photonic bandgap fiber (PBG) is used in the cavity of the master oscillator for dispersion compensation and stabilization of modelocking. The final compression of an chirped-pulse-amplified laser signal is performed in a hollow PM PCF, yielding final fiber-delivered pulse energy of around 7 n......We demonstrate an all-fiber femtosecond master oscillator / power amplifier operating at the central wavelength of 1033 nm, based on Yb-doped fiber as gain medium, and two different kinds of photonic crystal fibers for dispersion control and stabilization. An all-solid (AS) polarization maintaining...

  17. Inner cladding influence on large mode area photonic crystal fiber properties under severe heat load

    Coscelli, Enrico; Poli, Federica; Dauliat, Romain; Darwich, Dia; Cucinotta, A.; Selleri, S; Schuster, Kay; Benoit, Aurélien; Jamier, Raphaël; Roy, Philippe; Salin, François

    2016-01-01

    The influence of the size and the air-filling fraction of the inner microstructure on the first HOM confinement in Yb-doped LMA PCFs under different heat load values has been investigated with a full-vector modal solver based on the finite element method, used also to solve the steady-state heat equation. In particular, the air-cladding inner dimension and the air-hole diameter in Symmetry-Free PCFs and Large Pitch Fibers have been modified in order to study which conditions facilitate the co...

  18. Influence of mode competition on beam quality of fiber amplifier

    Theoretical and experimental studies of the influence of the mode competition on the output beam quality of fiber amplifiers are presented. Rate equations and modal decomposition method are used in the theoretical model. In the experiment, the output beam-quality factor of a fiber amplifier, which is based on a Yb-doped double-clad large mode area fiber as a function of the seed beam quality and the pump power of the amplifier, is measured. The experimental results are consistent with the theoretical analysis. (electromagnetism, optics, acoustics, heat transfer, classical mechanics, and fluid dynamics)

  19. Observation of soliton explosions in a passively mode-locked fiber laser

    Runge, Antoine F. J.; Broderick, Neil G.R.; Erkintalo, Miro

    2014-01-01

    Soliton explosions are among the most exotic dissipative phenomena studied in mode-locked lasers. In this regime, a dissipative soliton circulating in the laser cavity experiences an abrupt structural collapse, but within a few roundtrips returns to its original quasi-stable state. In this work we report on the first observation of such events in a fiber laser. Specifically, we identify clear explosion signatures in measurements of shot-to-shot spectra of an Yb-doped mode-locked fiber laser t...

  20. LLE Review 119 (April-June 2009)

    This issue has the following articles: (1) Shock-Ignition Experiments on OMEGA at NIF-Relevant Intensities; (2) Laser-Driven Magnetic-Flux Compression in High-Energy-Density Plasmas; (3) Lorentz Mapping of Magnetic Fields in Hot, Dense Plasmas; (4) Characterization and Optimization of Yb-Doped Photonic-Crystal Fiber Rod Amplifiers Using Spatially Resolved Spectral Interferometry; (5) Optical Differentiation and Multimillijoule ∼150-ps Pulse Generation in a Regenerative Amplifier with a Temperature-Tuned Intracavity Volume Bragg Grating; (6) Slow Crack Growth During Radiatiave Cooling of LHG8 and BK7 Plates; and (7) Finite Element Simulation of Metal-Semiconductor-Metal Photoconductor.

  1. Yb:YAG Laser Crystals with Controlled Doping Distribution

    Arzakantsyan, Mikayel

    2013-01-01

    Development of high average-power solid state lasers rises up issues never faced before by other laser systems. Amplified Spontaneous Emission (ASE) and Thermal management as well as availability of large size high quality gain media are becoming key limiting factors for further energy increase. Lucia is a high average-power laser chains relying on active mirror concept and trivalent Yb doped YAG crystals/ceramics (Yb:YAG) as a gain medium. As for other similar laser systems, Lucia gain media...

  2. Diode-pumped ultrahigh-peak-power laser

    Laser characteristics of diode-pumped Yb-doped materials have been improved at low temperature dramatically for high power operation. An emission cross section is enlarged and the reduced saturation fluence enables efficient energy extraction of the storage energy even by using commercially obtainable optics. The thermal conductivity of laser crystals is considerably improved. In addition, A laser system in the materials has been changed from quasi-three-level to four-level at low temperature. A Yb:YLF chirped-pulse regenerative amplifier has been developed at low temperature and 36-mJ, 800-fs pulses have been obtained at 20 Hz. (author)

  3. Modeling of 1.2-μm phosphorus doped Raman fiber laser

    Li, Yan-lin; Song, Yan-rong; Tian, Jin-rong; Yu, Zhen-hua; Dou, Zhi-yuan; Zhang, Xiao

    2013-09-01

    A model of 1.2μm Phosphorus doped Raman fiber laser is discussed. It is pumped by a 1.035μm high power Yb-doped dual-cladding fiber laser. The coupled equations for forward and backward stokes waves are set up. An approximate solution for the first -order Stocks laser is obtained by using `fsolve' function in MATLAB which is simply for writing and calculates fast. The relationships between energy conversion efficiency and the length of P-doped fiber, the reflectivity of the output FLM are discussed respectively. And the laser system is optimized.

  4. The spectroscopic properties of Yb3+ doped α-BBO crystal

    Yu, Pingsheng; Su, Liangbi; Wu, Feng; Xu, Jun

    2012-05-01

    2.0 mol% (relative to Ba2+) Yb3+ doped α-BaB2O4 (α-BBO) crystal was obtained by the Czochralski method. The doped crystal structure was determined by means of an X-ray diffraction analysis. The absorption, near-infrared (NIR) luminescence spectra and fluorescence decay curve of Yb3+ doped α-BBO crystal were investigated. NIR emission under 940 nm and 980 nm LDs (laser diodes) excitation was observed in the Yb doped α-BBO crystal.

  5. Defects induced in Yb3+/Ce3+ co-doped aluminosilicate fiber glass preforms under UV and γ-ray irradiation

    Chiesa, Mario; Mattsson, Kent Erik; Taccheo, Stefano; Robin, Thierry; Lablonde, Laurent; Mechin, David; Milanese, Daniel

    2014-01-01

    high Yb content samples is observed on as prepared samples regardless of the presence of Ce3+ ions. Si-E′ and Al-OHC centers were identified upon photon irradiation. The results are correlated to the micro-structural origin of the photodarkening process occurring in Ce–Yb doped glass fibers.......A set of Ce-/Yb-co-doped silica optical fiber preform cores, differing in terms of dopant concentrations are studied by Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) spectroscopy before and after irradiation of the samples with excimer UV laser light and γ-rays. Evidence of Yb3+ clustering in the case of...

  6. Diode radial pumped composite microchip Yb:YAG laser: output performances and thermal effects

    Dascalu, Traian; Pavel, Nicolaie A.; Taira, Takunori

    2004-10-01

    A diode radial pumped microchip Yb:YAG laser that consists of a Yb-doped core surrounded by undoped YAG of slab shape is presented. Quasi-continuous wave pumping of an 800-μm thick 10-at.% Yb doped core of 2 x 2 mm2 square shape with pulses of 5-Hz repetition rate and 2.5% duty cycle delivers 66-W output peak power at 220-W input pump power with 49% slope efficiency. 112-W peak power with 63% slope efficiency and 38% optical-to-optical efficiency, were obtained from a of 1.2 x 1.2 mm2 square 15-at.% Yb:YAG core of 800-μm thickness. Continuous-wave operation with up to 90 W were obtained from a 400-μm thick Yb:YAG/YAG structure with a 10-at.% Yb:YAG square core of 2x2-mm2 area; the slope efficiency and optical-to-optical efficiency with respect to the pump power were 40% and 28%, respectively. Measurements of the optical phase distortions induced by pumping gives focus shift bellow 0.05 m and shows the absence of astigmatic effects, indicating the axial heat flow in this pumping configuration.

  7. Fiber fuse behavior in kW-level continuous-wave double-clad field laser

    Jun-Yi, Sun; Qi-Rong, Xiao; Dan, Li; Xue-Jiao, Wang; Hai-Tao, Zhang; Ma-Li, Gong; Ping, Yan

    2016-01-01

    In this study, original experimental data for fiber fuse in kW-level continuous-wave (CW) high power double-clad fiber (DCF) laser are reported. The propagating velocity of the fuse is 9.68 m/s in a 3.1-kW Yb-doped DCF laser. Three other cases in Yb-doped DCF are also observed. We think that the ignition of fiber fuse is caused by thermal mechanism, and the formation of bullet-shaped tracks is attributed to the optical discharge and temperature gradient. The inducements of initial fuse and formation of bullet-shaped voids are analyzed. This investigation of fiber fuse helps better understand the fiber fuse behavior, in order to avoid the catastrophic destruction caused by fiber fuse in high power fiber laser. Project supported by the Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on High Energy Laser and China Academy of Engineering Physics (Grant No. 2014HEL02) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 61307057).

  8. High power linearly polarized Raman fiber laser at 1120 nm

    Jianhua Wang; Lei Zhang; Jun Zhou; Lei Si; Jinbao Chen; Yan Feng

    2012-01-01

    An all-fiber linearly polarized Raman fiber laser at 1 120 nm is demonstrated.With a 1 070-nm linearly polarized Yb-doped fiber laser as pump source,an output of up to 7.7 W at 1 120 nm is obtained with an optical efficiency of 55%.The polarization extinction ratio of the linearly polarized Raman fiber is higher than 18 dB.A numerical simulation model is developed to determine the Raman coefficient of the gain fiber and to evaluate the laser performance.The spectral isolation between the Raman fiber laser and the pump fiber laser is determined to be necessary for further improvements of performance.%An all-fiber linearly polarized Raman fiber laser at 1120 nm is demonstrated. With a 1070-nm linearly polarized Yb-doped fiber laser as pump source, an output of up to 7.7 W at 1120 nm is obtained with an optical efficiency of 55%. The polarization extinction ratio of the linearly polarized Raman fiber is higher than 18 dB. A numerical simulation model is developed to determine the Raman coefficient of the gain fiber and to evaluate the laser performance. The spectral isolation between the Raman fiber laser and the pump fiber laser is determined to be necessary for further improvements of performance.

  9. Thermoluminescence responses of the Yb- and Yb–Tb-doped SiO2 optical fibers to 6-MV photons

    Characteristics of the thermoluminescence (TL) responses of Yb- and Yb–Tb-doped optical fibers irradiated with 6 MV photons are reported. The concentration of Yb in the Yb-doped optical fiber was 0.26 mol%; the concentrations of Yb and Tb in the Yb–Tb-doped optical fiber were 0.62 and 0.2 mol%, respectively. The TL dose responses are linear in the dose range 0.5–4 Gy. The radiation sensitivity of the Yb–Tb material is almost two orders of magnitude higher than the sensitivity of the material doped with Yb alone. - Highlights: • SiO2 fibers doped with Yb and Yb+Tb can be used as thermoluminescence dosimeters. • The TL response to the dose is linear in the range 0.5–4.0 Gy. • The radiation sensitivity of the Yb–Tb-doped material is much higher than the sensitivity of the Yb-doped one. • Minimal detectable doses with the fibers doped with Yb and Yb+Tb are 333 and 19 mGy, respectively

  10. Influence of Yb2O3 on electrical and microstructural characteristics of CaCu3Ti4O12 ceramics

    Graphical abstract: Some Yb atoms entered in the lattice of CCTO substituted the Ca sites, the rest of Yb atoms concentrated at grain boundaries decreased the grain size. The dielectric constant was decreased by Yb doping. The dielectric loss of the CCTO could be greatly reduced at low frequency. - Highlights: • Yb atoms may take the place of Ca sites and concentrate at grain boundaries. • Tiny second phase corresponding to Yb may decrease the grain size. • Decrease of the grain size leads to the decrease of dielectric constant. • Yb doping could decrease the dielectric loss of CCTO. - Abstract: This paper focuses on the remarkable effects of Yb2O3 doping on the microstructure and dielectric characteristics of CaCu3Ti4O12 (CCTO). Samples were prepared by the solid phase reaction method and sintered in air at 1030 °C for 12 h. X-ray diffraction and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy studies confirm that the primary phase is CCTO. Some Yb3+ ions may substitute into the Ca site at the center or zenith sites of the CCTO lattice hexahedron, while the rest of the Yb atoms may concentrate at grain boundaries. The grain size of Yb2O3-doped CCTO ceramics were examined by scanning electron microscopy and demonstrate sharp grain size reduction with Yb2O3 doping. From dielectric property measurements, the Yb2O3 doping reduces the dielectric constant of CCTO, and the dielectric loss is also reduced

  11. Synthesis–property relationship in thermoelectric Sr 1− x Yb x TiO 3− δ ceramics

    Bhattacharya, S

    2014-08-22

    The electronic transport properties of a series of Sr1-xYbxTiO3-delta (x = 0.05, 0.1) ceramics are investigated as a function of solid-state reaction (SSR) parameters, specifically calcination steps. It was found that the electrical conductivity (sigma) increases almost by a factor of 6, through the optimization of SSR parameters. The enhancement in the electrical conductivity leads to an enhancement in the thermoelectric power factor by a factor of 3. In addition, the lattice thermal conductivity (k(L)) of the Sr1-xYbxTiO3-delta ceramics is suppressed with increasing Yb-doping, supposedly due to heavier atomic mass of Yb substituted at the Sr site and a smaller ionic radii of Yb+3 with respect to Sr+2 ions. However, our model calculations indicate that strain-field effect, which occurs due to the difference in ionic radii, is the more prominent phonon scattering mechanism in the Yb-doped SrTiO3. This work is an extension of our previous study on the underlying phonon scattering mechanisms in the Y-doped SrTiO3, which would provide new insight into thermal transport in doped SrTiO3 and could be used as a guideline for more effective material synthesis.

  12. Comparative study the effect of Yb concentrations on laser characteristics of Yb:YAG ceramics and crystals

    Laser performance of Yb:YAG ceramics and single-crystals doped with different Yb concentrations was investigated using two-pass pumping miniature laser configuration. Highly efficient laser performance was obtained for both Yb:YAG ceramics and single-crystals. For the low doping concentration, the laser performance of ceramics is lower than those of their single-crystal counterpart. However, better laser performance was observed for heavy-doped Yb:YAG ceramic than single-crystal (CYb = 20 at.%). The maximum optical-to-optical efficiency decreases with Yb doping concentration for both Yb:YAG ceramics and crystals. However, the decrease of maximum optical-to-optical efficiency is faster for Yb:YAG crystals than that for Yb:YAG ceramics with Yb doping concentration. The effects of Yb concentration and the transmission of the output couplers on the laser performance and output laser wavelength of Yb:YAG ceramics and crystals were addressed by taking account into the intracavity laser intensity and reabsorption

  13. Visible photoluminescence and room temperature ferromagnetism in high In-content InGaN:Yb nanorods grown by molecular beam epitaxy

    Dasari, K.; Palai, R., E-mail: r.palai@upr.edu [Department of Physics, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936 (United States); Wang, J.; Jadwisienczak, W. M. [School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701-2979 (United States); Guinel, M. J.-F. [Department of Physics, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936 (United States); Department of Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936 (United States); Huhtinen, H. [Wihuri Physical Laboratory, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Turku, Turku FI-20014 (Finland); Mundle, R.; Pradhan, A. K. [Department of Engineering, Norfolk State University, 700 Park Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia 23504 (United States)

    2015-09-28

    We report the growth of high indium content InGaN:Yb nanorods grown on c-plane sapphire (0001) substrates using plasma assisted molecular beam epitaxy. The in situ reflection high energy electron diffraction patterns recorded during and after the growth revealed crystalline nature of the nanorods. The nanorods were examined using electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy. The photoluminescence studies of the nanorods showed the visible emissions. The In composition was calculated from x-ray diffraction, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and the photoluminescence spectroscopy. The In-concentration was obtained from photoluminescence using modified Vegard's law and found to be around 37% for InGaN and 38% for Yb (5 ± 1%)-doped InGaN with a bowing parameter b = 1.01 eV. The Yb-doped InGaN showed significant enhancement in photoluminescence properties compared to the undoped InGaN. The Yb-doped InGaN nanorods demonstrated the shifting of the photoluminescence band at room temperature, reducing luminescence amplitude temperature dependent fluctuation, and significant narrowing of excitonic emission band as compared to the undoped InGaN. The magnetic properties measured by superconducting quantum interference devices reveals room temperature ferromagnetism, which can be explained by the double exchange mechanism and magnetostriction.

  14. Components for monolithic fiber chirped pulse amplification laser systems

    Swan, Michael Craig

    The first portion of this work develops techniques for generating femtosecond-pulses from conventional fabry-perot laser diodes using nonlinear-spectral-broadening techniques in Yb-doped positive dispersion fiber ampliers. The approach employed an injection-locked fabry-perot laser diode followed by two stages of nonlinear-spectral-broadening to generate sub-200fs pulses. This thesis demonstrated that a 60ps gain-switched fabry-perot laser-diode can be injection-locked to generate a single-longitudinal-mode pulse and compressed by nonlinear spectral broadening to 4ps. Two problems have been identified that must be resolved before moving forward with this approach. First, gain-switched pulses from a standard diode-laser have a number of characteristics not well suited for producing clean self-phase-modulation-broadened pulses, such as an asymmetric temporal shape, which has a long pulse tail. Second, though parabolic pulse formation occurs for any arbitrary temporal input pulse profile, deviation from the optimum parabolic input results in extensively spectrally modulated self-phase-modulation-broadened pulses. In conclusion, the approach of generating self-phase-modulation-broadened pulses from pulsed laser diodes has to be modified from the initial approach explored in this thesis. The first Yb-doped chirally-coupled-core ber based systems are demonstrated and characterized in the second portion of this work. Robust single-mode performance independent of excitation or any other external mode management techniques have been demonstrated in Yb-doped chirally-coupled-core fibers. Gain and power efficiency characteristics are not compromised in any way in this novel fiber structure up to the 87W maximum power achieved. Both the small signal gain at 1064nm of 30.3dB, and the wavelength dependence of the small signal gain were comparable to currently deployed large-mode-area-fiber technology. The efficiencies of the laser and amplifier were measured to be 75% and 54

  15. A 23.75-GHz frequency comb with two low-finesse filtering cavities in series for high resolution spectroscopy

    A laser frequency comb with several tens GHz level is demonstrated, based on a Yb-doped femtosecond fiber laser and two low-finesse Fabry–Pérot cavities (FPCs) in series. The original 250-MHz mode-line-spacing of the source comb is filtered to 4.75 GHz and 23.75 GHz, respectively. According to the multi-beam interferences theory of FPC, the side-mode suppression rate of FPC schemes is in good agreement with our own theoretical results from 27 dB of a single FPC to 43 dB of paired FPCs. To maintain long-term stable operation and determine the absolute frequency mode number in the 23.75-GHz comb, the Pound–Drever–Hall (PDH) locking technology is utilized. Such stable tens GHz frequency combs have important applications in calibrating astronomical spectrographs with high resolution. (paper)

  16. Anisotropic magnetic susceptibility of erbium and ytterbium in zircon, ZrSiO4

    Thorpe, A.N.; Briggs, Charles; Tsang, T.; Senftle, F.; Alexander, Corrine

    1977-01-01

    Magnetic susceptibility measurements have been made for both Er- and Yb-doped (1̃03ppm) zircon single crystals with the magnetic field perpendicular and parallel to the [001] axis. Large susceptibility anisotropies were found in both cases. Our observed anisotropies of ZrSiO4: Yb indicate small populations (1̃9%) of Yb ions at the axial (tetragonal) sites, as the susceptibility of ZrSiO4: Yb would be nearly isotropic if the Yb ions only occupied the orthorhombic sites. For Er3+ in orthorhombic sites of zircon, our data indicate that the first excited state is paramagnetic with gx = 9 and gy 5̃ at 20 cm-1 above the ground state (gx 0̃, gy 1̃5). The first excited state is quite similar to the ground states observed for Er3+ in many host lattices. ?? 1977.

  17. Dynamic population gratings in rare-earth-doped optical fibres

    Stepanov, Serguei [Optics Department, CICESE, km.107 carr. Tijuana-Ensenada, Ensenada, 22860, BC (Mexico)], E-mail: steps@cicese.mx

    2008-11-21

    Dynamic Bragg gratings can be recorded in rare-earth (e.g. Er, Yb) doped optical fibres by two counter-propagating mutually coherent laser waves via local saturation of the fibre optical absorption or gain (in optically pumped fibres). Typical recording cw light power needed for efficient grating formation is of sub-mW-mW scale which results in characteristic recording/erasure times of 10-0.1 ms. This review paper discusses fundamental aspects of the population grating formation, their basic properties, relating wave-mixing processes and also considers different applications of these dynamic gratings in single-frequency fibre lasers, tunable filters, optical fibre sensors and adaptive interferometry.

  18. Observation of soliton explosions in a passively mode-locked fiber laser

    Runge, Antoine F J; Erkintalo, Miro

    2014-01-01

    Soliton explosions are among the most exotic dissipative phenomena studied in mode-locked lasers. In this regime, a dissipative soliton circulating in the laser cavity experiences an abrupt structural collapse, but within a few roundtrips returns to its original quasi-stable state. In this work we report on the first observation of such events in a fiber laser. Specifically, we identify clear explosion signatures in measurements of shot-to-shot spectra of an Yb-doped mode-locked fiber laser that is operating in a transition regime between stable and noise-like emission. The comparatively long, all-normal-dispersion cavity used in our experiments also permits direct time-domain measurements, and we show that the explosions manifest themselves as abrupt temporal shifts in the output pulse train. Our experimental results are in good agreement with realistic numerical simulations based on an iterative cavity map.

  19. Effect of Stoichiometric Composition and Different Metal Salts on the Phase Formation of Cerate-Zirconate Ceramics

    The effects of compositions and different metal salts on the phase of Ba(Ce,Zr)O3 perovskite ceramics derived from the solid state-reaction, sol-gel and Pechini methods are studied. X-ray diffractometer (XRD) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) were used to study the phase formation of the compound. It was found that the purity of Yb-doped Ba(Ce,Zr)O3 strongly depends on the stoichiometric compositions and metal salts of the raw materials. A high purity compound at relatively low temperature was obtained only when the powder of Ba(Ce0.8Zr0.2)0.95Yb0.05O2.975 was prepared from metal nitrate salts. Result of FTIR also confirmed that there was no carbonate species present in the sample prepared by Pechini method after it was sintered at 1400 degree Celsius. (author)

  20. 110  W all-fiber picosecond master oscillator power amplifier based on large-core-diameter ytterbium-doped fiber.

    Yu, Zhenhua; Shi, Wei; Dong, Xinzheng; Li, Jinhui; Zhao, Yizhu; Liu, Huixian

    2016-05-20

    We demonstrate an all-fiber picosecond fiber laser in a master oscillator power amplifier configuration. The seed source is a soliton-type passively mode-locked Yb-doped fiber laser by a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror and chirped fiber Bragg grating. The pulse width of the seed laser is 4.5 ps with a repetition rate of 15 MHz. A highly doped active fiber with a large core diameter (50 μm) is employed to boost the average power of the seed pulses to 117 W with 11 ps pulse width and 709 kW peak power. The corresponding output beam quality factor at maximum output power is 3.7. The all-fiber construction of the whole laser system enables compact size and robust operation. PMID:27411140

  1. High power burst-mode operated sub-nanosecond fiber laser based on 20/125 μm highly doped Yb fiber

    Wei, Kaihua; Wu, Pinghui; Wen, Ruhua; Song, Jiangxin; Guo, Yan; Lai, Xiaomin

    2016-02-01

    A master oscillator power amplification (MOPA) structured high power sub-nanosecond fiber laser with pulse bunch output is experimentally demonstrated. The seed was a figure-of-eight structured mode-locked fiber laser with a pulse duration of 700 ps and a repetition rate of 2.67 MHz. The seed pulse via two cascaded fiber couplers was multiplied to a pulse bunch, which was composed of 6 sub-pulses. The multiplied pulses were pre-amplified to an average power of 1.5 W through a cladding-pumping fiber amplifier. The pre-amplified laser was further amplified using a 20/125 μm large mode area (LMA) Yb-doped fiber. The laser emitted from the power-amplifier had an average power of 36 W, and a slope efficiency of 72%.

  2. An Ultra-Stable Referenced Interrogation System in the Deep Ultraviolet for a Mercury Optical Lattice Clock

    Dawkins, S T; Petersen, M; Millo, J; Magalhães, D V; Mandache, C; Coq, Y Le; Bize, S

    2010-01-01

    We have developed an ultra-stable source in the deep ultraviolet, suitable to fulfill the interrogation requirements of a future fully-operational lattice clock based on neutral mercury. At the core of the system is a Fabry-P\\'erot cavity which is highly impervious to temperature and vibrational perturbations. The mirror substrate is made of fused silica in order to exploit the comparatively low thermal noise limits associated with this material. By stabilizing the frequency of a 1062.6 nm Yb-doped fiber laser to the cavity, and including an additional link to LNE-SYRTE's fountain primary frequency standards via an optical frequency comb, we produce a signal which is both stable at the 1E-15 level in fractional terms and referenced to primary frequency standards. The signal is subsequently amplified and frequency-doubled twice to produce several milliwatts of interrogation signal at 265.6 nm in the deep ultraviolet.

  3. A High Efficiency Architecture for Cascaded Raman Fiber Lasers

    Supradeepa, V R; Headley, Clifford E; Yan, Man F; Palsdottir, Bera; Jakobsen, Dan

    2013-01-01

    We demonstrate a new high efficiency architecture for cascaded Raman fiber lasers based on a single pass cascaded amplifier configuration. Conversion is seeded at all intermediate Stokes wavelengths using a multi-wavelength seed source. A lower power Raman laser based on the conventional cascaded Raman resonator architecture provides a convenient seed source providing all the necessary wavelengths simultaneously. In this work we demonstrate a 1480nm laser pumped by an 1117nm Yb-doped fiber laser with maximum output power of 204W and conversion efficiency of 65% (quantum-limited efficiency is ~75%). We believe both the output power and conversion efficiency (relative to quantum-limited efficiency) are the highest reported for Raman fiber lasers.

  4. Spectrally tailored supercontinuum generation from single-mode-fiber amplifiers

    Spectral filtering of an all-normal-dispersion Yb-doped fiber laser was demonstrated effective for broadband supercontinuum generation in the picosecond time region. The picosecond pump pulses were tailored in spectrum with 1 nm band-pass filter installed between two single-mode fiber amplifiers. By tuning the spectral filter around 1028 nm, four-wave mixing was initiated in a photonic crystal fiber spliced with single-mode fiber, as manifested by the simultaneous generation of Stokes wave at 1076 nm and anti-Stokes wave at 984 nm. Four-wave mixing took place in cascade with the influence of stimulated Raman scattering and eventually extended the output spectrum more than 900 nm of 10 dB bandwidth. This technique allows smooth octave supercontinuum generation by using simple single-mode fiber amplifiers rather than complicated multistage large-mode-area fiber amplifiers.

  5. Point defect stability in gamma irradiated aluminoborosilicate glasses: Influence of Yb{sup 3+} doping ions

    Ollier, N., E-mail: nadege.ollier@polytechnique.edu [CEA, IRAMIS, Laboratoire des Solides Irradies, Ecole Polytechnique, CNRS, 91128 Palaiseau (France); Pukhkaya, V. [CEA, IRAMIS, Laboratoire des Solides Irradies, Ecole Polytechnique, CNRS, 91128 Palaiseau (France)

    2012-04-15

    Yb-doped aluminoborosilicate were irradiated with gamma rays at 10{sup 4}, 10{sup 5}, 10{sup 6} and 10{sup 7} Gy. The thermal stability as well as the recovery at room temperature of paramagnetic point defects such as Boron Oxygen Hole Center (BOHC), peroxy radicals and E Prime center were studied. At first, doping with Yb induced a saturation of the E Prime defect production and more importantly, the E Prime center recovering temperature was decreased by 50 Degree-Sign C. E Prime and BOHC defects both showed a limited stability at room temperature. By doping with Yb the glasses, the fading time of defects and in particular the BOHC defect recovery was modified. The BOHC defect showed moreover a larger sensitivity to photobleaching compared to the E Prime centers.

  6. A 23.75-GHz frequency comb with two low-finesse filtering cavities in series for high resolution spectroscopy

    侯磊; 韩海年; 王薇; 张龙; 庞利辉; 李德华; 魏志义

    2015-01-01

    A laser frequency comb with several tens GHz level is demonstrated, based on an Yb-doped femtosecond fiber laser and two low-finesse Fabry–P´erot cavities (FPCs) in series. The original 250-MHz mode-line-spacing of the source comb is filtered to 4.75 GHz and 23.75 GHz, respectively. According to the multi-beam interferences theory of FPC, the side-mode suppression rate of FPC schemes is in good agreement with our own theoretical results from 27 dB of a single FPC to 43 dB of paired FPCs. To maintain long-term stable operation and determine the absolute frequency mode number in the 23.75-GHz comb, the Pound–Drever–Hall (PDH) locking technology is utilized. Such stable tens GHz frequency combs have important applications in calibrating astronomical spectrographs with high resolution.

  7. Fifty-ps Raman fiber laser with hybrid active-passive mode locking.

    Kuznetsov, A G; Kharenko, D S; Podivilov, E V; Babin, S A

    2016-07-25

    Actively mode locked Raman lasing in a ring PM-fiber cavity pumped by a linearly polarized Yb-doped fiber laser is studied. At co-propagating pumping, a stochastic pulse with duration defined by the AOM switching time (~15 ns) is generated with the round-trip period. At counter-propagating pumping, one or several sub-ns pulses (within the AOM switching envelope) are formed. It has been found that the formation of such stable multi-pulse structure is defined by the single-pulse energy limit (~20 nJ) set by the second-order Raman generation. Adding a NPE-based saturable absorber in the actively mode locked cavity, results in sufficient shortening of the generated pulses both in single- and multi-pulse regimes (down to 50 ps). A model is developed adequately describing the regimes. PMID:27464081

  8. Performance evaluation of Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) for quantitative analysis of rare earth elements in phosphate glasses

    Devangad, Praveen; Unnikrishnan, V. K.; Nayak, Rajesh; Tamboli, M. M.; Muhammed Shameem, K. M.; Santhosh, C.; Kumar, G. A.; Sardar, D. K.

    2016-02-01

    In the current study, we have determined the elemental compositions of synthesized rare earth doped phosphate glasses using a laboratory Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) system. LIBS spectra of this rare earth (samarium (Sm), thulium (Tm) and ytterbium (Yb)) doped glass samples with known composition are recorded using a highly sensitive detector. Major atomic emission lines of Sm, Tm and Yb found in LIBS spectra are reported. By considering the atomic emission line of phosphorous as an internal standard, calibration curves were constructed for all the rare earth concentrations. Very good linear regression coefficient (R2) values were obtained using this technique. Analytical predictive skill of LIBS was studied further using leave-one-out method. Low values of the reported correlation uncertainty between measured LIBS concentration ratio and certified concentration ratio confirms that LIBS technique has great potential for quantitative analysis of rare earth elements in glass matrix.

  9. Rare earth 4f hybridization with the GaN valence band

    The placement of the Gd, Er and Yb 4f states within the GaN valence band has been explored by both experiment and theory. The 4d–4f photoemission resonances for various rare-earth(RE)-doped GaN thin films (RE = Gd, Er, Yb) provide an accurate depiction of the occupied 4f state placement within the GaN. The resonant photoemission show that the major Er and Gd RE 4f weight is at about 5–6 eV below the valence band maximum, similar to the 4f weights in the valence band of many other RE-doped semiconductors. For Yb, there is a very little resonant enhancement of the valence band of Yb-doped GaN, consistent with a large 4f14-δ occupancy. The placement of the RE 4f levels is in qualitative agreement with theoretical expectations. (paper)

  10. Pump-limited, 203 W, single-frequency monolithic fiber amplifier based on laser gain competition.

    Zeringue, Clint; Vergien, Christopher; Dajani, Iyad

    2011-03-01

    We present high power results of a Yb-doped fiber amplifier seeded with a combination of broad and single-frequency laser signals. This two-tone concept was used in conjunction with externally applied or intrinsically formed thermal gradients to demonstrate combined stimulated Brillouin scattering suppression in a copumped monolithic, polarization-maintaining (PM) fiber. Depending on the input parameters and the thermal gradient, the output power of the single-frequency signal ranged from 80 to 203 W with slope efficiencies from 70% to 80%. The 203 W amplifier was pump limited and is, to the best of our knowledge, the highest reported in the literature for monolithic, PM single-frequency fiber amplifiers. PMID:21368926

  11. High average power picoseconds fiber amplifier with 20 μm core YDF

    In this letter we report a simple single-stage amplifier realized as high as 62 W average power output at 1064 nm wavelength, 40 picoseconds pulse width and 80 MHz repetition from 0.7 W seed laser based on backward pumped master-oscillator fiber power amplifier (MOPA) system. It is can stable operation in 57.6 W output for hours. We applied a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM) passive mode-lock Nd:YVO4 oscillator as seed source and 6m long 20 μm core double-cladding Yb-doped fiber (YDF) as gain medium. To the best of our knowledge, 62 W average power is the highest output of single-stage ps-pulse amplifier with 20 μm-core fiber. None amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) and stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) nonlinear phenomenon was observed in 57.6 W high average power output

  12. Optimal design of a high-power picosecond laser system using a dual-stage ytterbium-doped fibre amplifier

    You, Yi-Jing; Lin, Chih-Hsuan; Zaytsev, Alexey; Tsai, Feng-Hua; Wang, Chi-Luen; Pan, Ci-Ling

    2013-07-01

    An average power as high as 60 W with 73 W of pumping was achieved for an ytterbium-doped fibre-based dual-stage amplifier (MOFA) system seeded by a diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) laser. The corresponding optical conversion efficiency is 80%. The laser system generates a steady pulse train with a pulse width of 11 ps at a repetition rate of 250 MHz or a peak power of 21.8 kW. Moreover, the output beam quality M2 ≈ 1.6. The length and pumping power for the Yb-doped fibres were optimized to suppress stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) and amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) while maintaining desirable output characteristics.

  13. Developments of new laser crystals doped with Yb ions

    In the development of laser crystal suitable for the ultra high peak power CPA (Chirped Pulse Amplification) laser system with a compact size, fluoride YLF laser crystals doped with Yb3+ rare earth ion have been grown by a vertical Bridgman method. To prevent opaque crystal growth, one of growth materials, YF3 and PbF2 as a scavenger were mixed and heated twice in the vacuum furnace to get rid of YOF. We also adjusted the temperature gradient at the crystal growth surface and a mixing rate of the initial materials of LiF and YF3. As a result, Yb doped YLF crystal was successfully grown with the optimum temperature gradient of 30 - 40degC/cm, and the rate of 60:40 for LiF:YF3 in mol-%. (author)

  14. 11 mJ all-fiber-based actively Q-switched fiber master oscillator power amplifier

    We report a high energy all fiber format nanosecond pulsed laser source at ∼1064 nm in master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) configuration. The seed source is an acousto-optic Q-switched fiber laser with a varied pulse duration and repetition rate. The output average power of the oscillator is ∼30 mW and two pre-amplifiers were developed to boost the average power to ∼3 W. Pulse energy of >11 mJ for ∼660 ns pulses at 3 kHz was achieved in the final power amplifier using a commercial 50/400 μm (core/cladding diameter) double cladding Yb-doped fiber (DCYF). (letter)

  15. High-energy square pulses and burst-mode pulses in an all-normal dispersion double-clad mode-locked fiber laser

    Qiao, Zhi; Wang, Xiaochao; Wang, Chao; Jing, Yuanyuan; Fan, Wei; Lin, Zunqi

    2016-05-01

    A double-clad Yb-doped mode-locked fiber laser that can operate in burst-mode and square-pulse states is experimentally investigated. In the burst-mode state, a burst train with 55 pulses of 500 ps duration is obtained. In the square-pulse state, which is similar to noiselike pulses, the maximum pulse energy is 820 nJ and the duration can be tuned from 15.8 to 546 ns. The square pulses have a narrow and multipeak spectrum, which is quite different from that of normal noiselike pulses. The fiber laser promises an alternative formation mechanism for burst-mode and square-pulse mode-locked fiber lasers.

  16. High power L-band mode-locked fiber laser based on topological insulator saturable absorber.

    Meng, Yichang; Semaan, Georges; Salhi, Mohamed; Niang, Alioune; Guesmi, Khmaies; Luo, Zhi-Chao; Sanchez, Francois

    2015-09-01

    We demonstrate a passive mode-locked Er:Yb doped double-clad fiber laser using a microfiber-based topological insulator (Bi(2)Se(3)) saturable absorber (TISA). By optimizing the cavity loss and output coupling ratio, the mode-locked fiber laser can operate in L-band with high average output power. With the highest pump power of 5 W, 91st harmonic mode locking of soliton bunches with average output power of 308 mW was obtained. This is the first report that the TISA based erbium-doped fiber laser operating above 1.6 μm and is also the highest output power yet reported in TISA based passive mode-locked fiber laser. PMID:26368409

  17. Hybrid master oscillator power amplifier system providing 10 mJ, 32 W, and 50 MW pulses for optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification pumping

    We present a high-energy, high-average-power picosecond laser system based on a hybrid chain in a master oscillator power amplifier configuration. The chain is seeded by a Ti:sapphire oscillator, followed by a Yb doped fiber preamplifier, a Nd:YAG-based regenerate amplifier, and a Nd:YVO4-based single-pass amplifier. The final diode-pumped, solid-state amplifier is detailed and produces pulses with more than 10 mJ energy at 32 W average power with 207 ps duration, corresponding to 50 MW peak power. The picosecond pulse output is seeded and optically synchronized with the sub-5-fs oscillator for optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification pumping. (authors)

  18. 6-GHz, Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:Lu2O3 ceramic laser for comb-resolved broadband spectroscopy.

    Endo, Mamoru; Ozawa, Akira; Kobayashi, Yohei

    2013-11-01

    A laser diode (LD)-pumped, 6-GHz repetition rate, ytterbium (Yb)-doped Lu2O3 ceramic Kerr-lens mode-locked laser is described. A bow-tie ring cavity enabled the generation of femtosecond pulses centered at a wavelength of 1076 nm with an average power of 10 mW. The pulse duration after an amplifier was 161 fs whereas the transform-limited pulse duration directly from the oscillator was 148 fs. The repetition frequency was sufficiently high for each longitudinal mode to be spectrally resolved by a commercially available optical spectrum analyzer. The developed laser was successfully applied to the absorption spectroscopy of metastable helium4 and demonstrated the suitability of the system as a source for comb-resolved broadband spectroscopy. PMID:24177130

  19. Structural, morphological and optical studies of YAG and Yb:YAG nanopowder by co-precipitation method

    Nanocrystalline Yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG) and Rare earth (Yb) doped YAG was prepared by co-precipitation method using ammonium hydrogen carbonate as precipitant. The phase formation of undoped YAG and Yb:YAG were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD). The cubic phase of YAG was found by varying the calcination temperatures from 700℃ to 1300℃. The impact of intermediate phases during the formation of YAG was determined through XRD. The morphology of YAG and Yb:YAG nanopowders calcined at various temperature were also investigated by Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FESEM) and High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscope (HRTEM). The optical absorption spectrum of Yb:YAG nanopowder undergoes spatial distribution between Yb3+ in Y3Al5O12 in terms of absorption centers was also studied. (author)

  20. CW frequency doubling of 1029 nm radiation Using single pass bulk and waveguide PPLN crystals

    Chiodo, Nicola; Hrabina, Jan; Candela, Yves; Wallerand, Jean-Pierre; Acef, Ouali

    2013-01-01

    Following various works on second harmonic process using periodically poled Lithium Niobate crystals (PPLN), we report on the performances comparison between commercial bulk and waveguide crystals at 1029 nm. We use a continuous wave (CW) amplified Yb doped single fibre laser delivering up to 500mW in single mode regime. In case of bulk crystal we generate 4 mW using 400 mW IR power. The use of waveguide crystal leads to an increase of the harmonic power up to 33mW with input IR power limited to 200mW. Nevertheless, this impressive efficiency was affected by the long term degradation of the non-linear waveguide crystal.

  1. Broadband collimated generation in YAG:Yb crystal and ytterbium glass under LiF:F2+ color center laser pumping

    Nanosecond pulses of broadband collimated generation in the wavelength region of 1.0–1.06 μm were observed at focusing the pump radiation from LiF:F2+ color center laser onto the plates from YAG:Yb crystal or Yb-doped phosphate glass. Spectra of the widths up to 200 Å for YAG:Yb and up to 500Å for glass were registered. The angular divergence (10-3–10-4 rad) of broadband radiation from the emitting area of 100–200 μm in diameter was by 1–2 orders of magnitude smaller than the diffraction limit corresponding to this area. Physical mechanism responsible for the occurrence of highly collimated broadband lasing under stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) of the pump radiation in the active medium is discussed

  2. Yb hybrid laser system of DAW RF gun for SuperKEKB

    SuperKEKB is a planned upgrade to the KEKB accelerator with higher luminosity. Corresponding to the reduction of dynamic aperture and beam life, the photocathode DAW-type RF gun for high-current, low-emittance beams will be employed in the injector linac. The electron beams with a charge of 5 nC and a normalized emittance of 10 μm are expected to be generated in the RF gun by using the laser source at A-1 unit. Introducing the Ytterbium (Yb) hybrid laser system that includes Yb-doped fiber and Yb:YAG solid system, generates mJ pulses with a center wavelength of 258 nm and a pulse width of 30 ps. 1.0 nC beam generation from the RF gun was achieved. (author)

  3. Depolarization effect in rare-earth doped Y{sub 2}O{sub 3} films in blue and UV spectral range

    Gasimov, Naghi; Mammadov, Eldar; Babayev, Sardar; Mamedova, Irada; Mamedov, Nazim [Department of Ellipsometry, Institute of Physics, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, H. Javid ave. 33, Baku-1143 (Azerbaijan); Joudrier, Anne L.; Andriamiadamanana, Christian; Naghavi, Negar; Guillemoles, Jean F. [Institute for Research and Development of Photovoltaic Energy, 6 Quai Watier, 78401 Chatou, Paris (France)

    2015-06-15

    The 200 to 300 nm thick, Er and Er,Yb doped Y{sub 2}O{sub 3} films deposited onto silicon substrate by spin coating have been studied by spectroscopic ellipsometry over the 192-1680 nm spectral range at room temperature. All samples have been found to be strongly depolarizing in the blue and UV part of the spectrum. Complimentary examination of the sample surfaces, using confocal photoluminescence microscopy has disclosed the non-uniform distribution of the rare-earth dopants. The depolarization effects have then been modeled and found to be best reproduced by taking the thickness non-uniformity as the main source of depolarization. The optical constants of the studied films have been determined after four-step modeling with sequential decrease of the mean square error. (copyright 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  4. Spectrally tailored supercontinuum generation from single-mode-fiber amplifiers

    Hao, Qiang; Guo, Zhengru; Zhang, Qingshan [Shanghai Key Laboratory of Modern Optical System, Engineering Research Center of Optical Instrument and System (Ministry of Education), School of Optical-Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, 516 Jungong Road, Shanghai 200093 (China); Liu, Yang; Li, Wenxue [State Key Laboratory of Precision Spectroscopy, East China Normal University, 3663 Zhongshan North Road, Shanghai 200062 (China); Zeng, Heping, E-mail: hpzeng@phy.ecnu.edu.cn [Shanghai Key Laboratory of Modern Optical System, Engineering Research Center of Optical Instrument and System (Ministry of Education), School of Optical-Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, 516 Jungong Road, Shanghai 200093 (China); State Key Laboratory of Precision Spectroscopy, East China Normal University, 3663 Zhongshan North Road, Shanghai 200062 (China)

    2014-05-19

    Spectral filtering of an all-normal-dispersion Yb-doped fiber laser was demonstrated effective for broadband supercontinuum generation in the picosecond time region. The picosecond pump pulses were tailored in spectrum with 1 nm band-pass filter installed between two single-mode fiber amplifiers. By tuning the spectral filter around 1028 nm, four-wave mixing was initiated in a photonic crystal fiber spliced with single-mode fiber, as manifested by the simultaneous generation of Stokes wave at 1076 nm and anti-Stokes wave at 984 nm. Four-wave mixing took place in cascade with the influence of stimulated Raman scattering and eventually extended the output spectrum more than 900 nm of 10 dB bandwidth. This technique allows smooth octave supercontinuum generation by using simple single-mode fiber amplifiers rather than complicated multistage large-mode-area fiber amplifiers.

  5. Optimal design of a high-power picosecond laser system using a dual-stage ytterbium-doped fibre amplifier

    An average power as high as 60 W with 73 W of pumping was achieved for an ytterbium-doped fibre-based dual-stage amplifier (MOFA) system seeded by a diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) laser. The corresponding optical conversion efficiency is 80%. The laser system generates a steady pulse train with a pulse width of 11 ps at a repetition rate of 250 MHz or a peak power of 21.8 kW. Moreover, the output beam quality M2 ≈ 1.6. The length and pumping power for the Yb-doped fibres were optimized to suppress stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) and amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) while maintaining desirable output characteristics. (paper)

  6. Generation of 30-fs pulses from a diode-pumped graphene mode-locked Yb:CaYAlO4 laser

    Ma, Jie; Ning, Kaijie; Xu, Xiaodong; Xie, Guoqiang; Qian, Liejia; Loh, Kian Ping; Tang, Dingyuan

    2015-01-01

    Stable 30 fs pulses centered at 1068 nm (less than 10 optical cycles) are demonstrated in a diode pumped Yb:CaYAlO4 laser by using high-quality chemical vapor deposited monolayer graphene as the saturable absorber. The mode locked 8.43 optical-cycle pulses have a spectral bandwidth of ~ 50 nm and a pulse repetition frequency of ~ 113.5 MHz. To our knowledge, this is the shortest pulse ever reported for graphene mode-locked lasers and mode-locked Yb-doped bulk lasers. Our experimental results demonstrate that graphene mode locking is a very promising practical technique to generate few-cycle optical pulses directly from a laser oscillator.

  7. Compression of chirp pulses from a femtosecond fiber based amplifier

    Ito, Rumi; Takiuchi, Ken-ichi; Tei, Kazuyoku; Yamaguchi, Shigeru; Enokidani, Jyun; Sumida, Shin

    2015-03-01

    We demonstrate a single mode fiber based master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) with a single polarization and a fully monolithic design. We have built a passive mode-locked polarization maintaining Yb doped fiber as the master oscillator contains a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror and a chirped fiber Bragg grating for the dispersion management. The net intracavity dispersion was managed to be slightly anomalous. The oscillator generates the 150 fs (sech2) pulses at the center wavelength of 1065 nm, and the repetition rate of 42 MHz. The oscillator output was amplified to 1.4 W from 80 mW in the single stage fiber amplifier which results in pulse shape distortion. The pulse shaping with a band pass filter and a compressor was applied to the amplified pulses. The shaping pulses have the pulse width of 90 fs and the pulse energy of 16 nJ.

  8. Nonlinear polarization rotation-induced pulse shaping in a stretched-pulse ytterbium-doped fiber laser

    Bai, Dong-Bi; Li, Wen-Xue; Yang, Kang-Wen; Shen, Xu-Ling; Chen, Xiu-Liang; Zeng, He-Ping

    2014-10-01

    We report on controllable pulse shaping in a Yb-doped stretched-pulse fiber laser followed by a high-power chirped pulse amplifier. We demonstrate that the pulses after an extra-cavity grating pair change their intensity profile from Lorentz to Gaussian and then to sech2 shapes by adjusting the intra-cavity polarization through a quarter-wave plate inside the fiber laser cavity. The laser pulses with different pulse shapes exhibit pulse-to-pulse amplitude fluctuation of ~ 1.02%, while the sech2-shaped pulse train is provided with a more stable free-running repetition rate as a result of the stronger self-phase modulation in the fiber laser cavity than Lorentz- and Gaussian-shaped pulse trains.

  9. Amplification of laser radiation in disk Yb:YAG crystals cooled down to the liquid nitrogen temperature

    The parameters of a diode-pumped Yb:YAG amplifier are calculated. The derived expressions allow one to determine the optimal doping of the YAG crystal with Yb ions, which is ∼10% for a 600-μm-thick crystal. The calculations take into account the absorption line profile and the characteristics of the pump spectrum (the shape, width, central wavelength). When the 10% Yb-doped YAG crystal is cooled down from 296 K to 80 K, the shift of the gain profile centre (∼0.3 nm) and the increase in the stimulated emission cross section (by four times) as well as the depletion of the lower working level are observed. The small-signal gain (the maximum value is 1.7, which corresponds to the gain 4.4 cm-1) is measured as a function of the absorbed pump power and well agrees with the results of theoretical calculations. (lasers)

  10. Hybrid master oscillator power amplifier high-power narrow-linewidth nanosecond laser source at 257 nm.

    Délen, Xavier; Deyra, Loïc; Benoit, Aurélien; Hanna, Marc; Balembois, François; Cocquelin, Benjamin; Sangla, Damien; Salin, François; Didierjean, Julien; Georges, Patrick

    2013-03-15

    We report on a high-power narrow-linewidth pulsed laser source emitting at a wavelength of 257 nm. The system is based on a master oscillator power amplifier architecture, with Yb-doped fiber preamplifiers, a Yb:YAG single crystal fiber power amplifier used to overcome the Brillouin limitation in glass fiber and nonlinear frequency conversion stages. This particularly versatile architecture allows the generation of Fourier transform-limited 15 ns pulses at 1030 nm with 22 W of average power and a diffraction-limited beam (M(2)<1.1). At a repetition rate of 30 kHz, 106 μJ UV pulses are generated corresponding to an average power of 3.2 W. PMID:23503285