Abstract

We demonstrated an all-fiber, high-power noise-like pulse laser system at the 1.56-µm wavelength. A low-power noise-like pulse train generated by a ring oscillator was amplified using a two-stage amplifier, where the performance of the second-stage amplifier determined the final output power level. The optical intensity in the second-stage amplifier was managed well to avoid not only the excessive spectral broadening induced by nonlinearities but also any damage to the device. On the other hand, the power conversion efficiency of the amplifier was optimized through proper control of its pump wavelength. The pump wavelength determines the pump absorption and therefore the power conversion efficiency of the gain fiber. Through this approach, the average power of the noise-like pulse train was amplified considerably to an output of 13.1 W, resulting in a power conversion efficiency of 36.1% and a pulse energy of 0.85 µJ. To the best of our knowledge, these amplified pulses have the highest average power and pulse energy for noise-like pulses in the 1.56-µm wavelength region. As a result, the net gain in the cascaded amplifier reached 30 dB. With peak and pedestal widths of 168 fs and 61.3 ps, respectively, for the amplified pulses, the pedestal-to-peak intensity ratio of the autocorrelation trace remains at the value of 0.5 required for truly noise-like pulses.

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M. Suzuki, R. A. Ganeev, S. Yoneya, and H. Kuroda, “Generation of broadband noise-like pulse from Yb-doped fiber laser ring cavity,” Opt. Lett. 40(5), 804–807 (2015).
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2014 (2)

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

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2013 (3)

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J. C. Hernandez-Garcia, O. Pottiez, and J. M. Estudillo-Ayala, “Supercontinuum generation in a standard fiber pumped by noise-like pulses from a figure-eight fiber laser,” Laser Phys. 22(1), 221–226 (2012).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

A. Boucon, B. Barviau, J. Fatome, C. Finot, T. Sylvestre, M. W. Lee, P. Grelu, and G. Millot, “Noise-like pulses generated at high harmonics in a partially-mode-locked km-long Raman fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. B 106(2), 283–287 (2012).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

2011 (1)

2010 (1)

M. Fukuda, T. Mishima, N. Nakayama, and T. Masuda, “Temperature and current coefficients of lasing wavelength in tunable diode laser spectroscopy,” Appl. Phys. B 100(2), 377–382 (2010).
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2009 (1)

2008 (1)

L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, T. H. Cheng, H. Y. Tam, and C. Lu, “120 nm bandwidth noise-like pulse generation in an erbium-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 281(1), 157–161 (2008).
[Crossref]

2006 (1)

2005 (2)

Y. Takushima, K. Yasunaka, Y. Ozeki, and K. Kikuchi, “87 nm bandwidth noise-like pulse generation from erbium-doped fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 41(7), 399–400 (2005).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

2004 (2)

2003 (2)

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

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[Crossref]

2002 (1)

2001 (3)

1997 (1)

1995 (1)

C. Lester, A. Bjarklev, T. Rasmussen, and P. G. Dinesen, “Modeling of Yb3+-sensitized Er3+-doped silica waveguide amplifiers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 13(5), 740–743 (1995).
[Crossref]

1994 (1)

J. Nilsson, P. Scheer, and B. Jaskorzynska, “Modeling and optimization of short Yb3+-sensitized Er3+-doped fiber amplifiers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 6(3), 383–385 (1994).
[Crossref]

1993 (1)

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[Crossref]

1988 (1)

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Achtenhagen, M.

Aguergaray, C.

Bado, P.

P. Maine, D. Strickland, P. Bado, M. Pessot, and G. Mourou, “Generation of ultrahigh peak power pulses by chirped pulse amplification,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24(2), 398–403 (1988).
[Crossref]

Ban, V. S.

Barad, Y.

Barviau, B.

A. Boucon, B. Barviau, J. Fatome, C. Finot, T. Sylvestre, M. W. Lee, P. Grelu, and G. Millot, “Noise-like pulses generated at high harmonics in a partially-mode-locked km-long Raman fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. B 106(2), 283–287 (2012).
[Crossref]

Beeson, R. J.

Bjarklev, A.

C. Lester, A. Bjarklev, T. Rasmussen, and P. G. Dinesen, “Modeling of Yb3+-sensitized Er3+-doped silica waveguide amplifiers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 13(5), 740–743 (1995).
[Crossref]

O. Lumholt, T. Rasmussen, and A. Bjarklev, “Modelling of extremely high concentration erbium-doped silica waveguides,” Electron. Lett. 29(5), 495–496 (1993).
[Crossref]

Boucon, A.

A. Boucon, B. Barviau, J. Fatome, C. Finot, T. Sylvestre, M. W. Lee, P. Grelu, and G. Millot, “Noise-like pulses generated at high harmonics in a partially-mode-locked km-long Raman fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. B 106(2), 283–287 (2012).
[Crossref]

Brand, E.

Broderick, N. G. R.

Chen, J. B.

H. L. Yu, P. F. Ma, R. M. Tao, X. L. Wang, P. Zhou, and J. B. Chen, “High average/peak power linearly polarized all-fiber picosecond MOPA seeded by mode-locked noise-like pulses,” Laser Phys. Lett. 12(6), 065103 (2015).
[Crossref]

Cheng, T. H.

L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, T. H. Cheng, H. Y. Tam, and C. Lu, “120 nm bandwidth noise-like pulse generation in an erbium-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 281(1), 157–161 (2008).
[Crossref]

Chung, C. C.

Dinesen, P. G.

C. Lester, A. Bjarklev, T. Rasmussen, and P. G. Dinesen, “Modeling of Yb3+-sensitized Er3+-doped silica waveguide amplifiers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 13(5), 740–743 (1995).
[Crossref]

Dolgy, S. V.

Downs, E.

Dutta, N. K.

Q. Wang and N. K. Dutta, “Er-Yb double-clad fiber amplifier,” Opt. Eng. 43(5), 1030–1034 (2004).
[Crossref]

Erkintalo, M.

Estudillo-Ayala, J. M.

J. C. Hernandez-Garcia, O. Pottiez, and J. M. Estudillo-Ayala, “Supercontinuum generation in a standard fiber pumped by noise-like pulses from a figure-eight fiber laser,” Laser Phys. 22(1), 221–226 (2012).
[Crossref]

J. C. Hernandez-Garcia, O. Pottiez, J. M. Estudillo-Ayala, and R. Rojas-Laguna, “Numerical analysis of a broadband spectrum generated in a standard fiber by noise-like pulses from a passively mode-locked fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 285(7), 1915–1919 (2012).
[Crossref]

Fatome, J.

A. Boucon, B. Barviau, J. Fatome, C. Finot, T. Sylvestre, M. W. Lee, P. Grelu, and G. Millot, “Noise-like pulses generated at high harmonics in a partially-mode-locked km-long Raman fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. B 106(2), 283–287 (2012).
[Crossref]

Feng, X. H.

X. W. Zheng, Z. C. Luo, H. Liu, N. Zhao, Q. Y. Ning, M. Liu, X. H. Feng, X. B. Xing, A. P. Luo, and W. C. Xu, “High-energy noiselike rectangular pulse in a passively mode-locked figure-eight fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. Express 7(4), 042701 (2014).
[Crossref]

Finot, C.

A. Boucon, B. Barviau, J. Fatome, C. Finot, T. Sylvestre, M. W. Lee, P. Grelu, and G. Millot, “Noise-like pulses generated at high harmonics in a partially-mode-locked km-long Raman fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. B 106(2), 283–287 (2012).
[Crossref]

Fukuda, M.

M. Fukuda, T. Mishima, N. Nakayama, and T. Masuda, “Temperature and current coefficients of lasing wavelength in tunable diode laser spectroscopy,” Appl. Phys. B 100(2), 377–382 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Ganeev, R. A.

Goloborodko, V.

Grajales-Coutiño, R.

Grelu, P.

A. Boucon, B. Barviau, J. Fatome, C. Finot, T. Sylvestre, M. W. Lee, P. Grelu, and G. Millot, “Noise-like pulses generated at high harmonics in a partially-mode-locked km-long Raman fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. B 106(2), 283–287 (2012).
[Crossref]

Hardy, A.

Hernandez-Garcia, J. C.

J. C. Hernandez-Garcia, O. Pottiez, J. M. Estudillo-Ayala, and R. Rojas-Laguna, “Numerical analysis of a broadband spectrum generated in a standard fiber by noise-like pulses from a passively mode-locked fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 285(7), 1915–1919 (2012).
[Crossref]

J. C. Hernandez-Garcia, O. Pottiez, and J. M. Estudillo-Ayala, “Supercontinuum generation in a standard fiber pumped by noise-like pulses from a figure-eight fiber laser,” Laser Phys. 22(1), 221–226 (2012).
[Crossref]

Hernández-García, J. C.

Horowitz, M.

Hwang, S. K.

Ibarra-Escamilla, B.

Ivanenko, A.

Jaskorzynska, B.

J. Nilsson, P. Scheer, and B. Jaskorzynska, “Modeling and optimization of short Yb3+-sensitized Er3+-doped fiber amplifiers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 6(3), 383–385 (1994).
[Crossref]

Jeong, Y.

L. A. Vazquez-Zuniga and Y. Jeong, “Super-broadband noise-like pulse erbium-doped fiber ring laser with a highly nonlinear fiber for Raman gain enhancement,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24(17), 1549–1551 (2012).
[Crossref]

Keren, S.

Kikuchi, K.

Y. Takushima, K. Yasunaka, Y. Ozeki, and K. Kikuchi, “87 nm bandwidth noise-like pulse generation from erbium-doped fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 41(7), 399–400 (2005).
[Crossref]

Kobtsev, S.

Kukarin, S.

Kuroda, H.

Kuzin, E. A.

Latkin, A.

Lee, M. W.

A. Boucon, B. Barviau, J. Fatome, C. Finot, T. Sylvestre, M. W. Lee, P. Grelu, and G. Millot, “Noise-like pulses generated at high harmonics in a partially-mode-locked km-long Raman fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. B 106(2), 283–287 (2012).
[Crossref]

Lester, C.

C. Lester, A. Bjarklev, T. Rasmussen, and P. G. Dinesen, “Modeling of Yb3+-sensitized Er3+-doped silica waveguide amplifiers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 13(5), 740–743 (1995).
[Crossref]

Levi, Y.

Levit, B.

Lin, C. H.

A. Zaytsev, C. H. Lin, Y. J. You, C. C. Chung, C. L. Wang, and C. L. Pan, “Supercontinuum generation by noise-like pulses transmitted through normally dispersive standard single-mode fibers,” Opt. Express 21(13), 16056–16062 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. K. Zaytsev, C. H. Lin, Y. J. You, F. H. Tsai, C. L. Wang, and C. L. Pan, “A controllable noise-like operation regime in a Yb-doped dispersion-mapped fiber ring laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 10(4), 045104 (2013).
[Crossref]

Lin, S. S.

Liu, H.

X. W. Zheng, Z. C. Luo, H. Liu, N. Zhao, Q. Y. Ning, M. Liu, X. H. Feng, X. B. Xing, A. P. Luo, and W. C. Xu, “High-energy noiselike rectangular pulse in a passively mode-locked figure-eight fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. Express 7(4), 042701 (2014).
[Crossref]

Liu, J. M.

Liu, M.

X. W. Zheng, Z. C. Luo, H. Liu, N. Zhao, Q. Y. Ning, M. Liu, X. H. Feng, X. B. Xing, A. P. Luo, and W. C. Xu, “High-energy noiselike rectangular pulse in a passively mode-locked figure-eight fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. Express 7(4), 042701 (2014).
[Crossref]

Lu, C.

L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, T. H. Cheng, H. Y. Tam, and C. Lu, “120 nm bandwidth noise-like pulse generation in an erbium-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 281(1), 157–161 (2008).
[Crossref]

Lumholt, O.

O. Lumholt, T. Rasmussen, and A. Bjarklev, “Modelling of extremely high concentration erbium-doped silica waveguides,” Electron. Lett. 29(5), 495–496 (1993).
[Crossref]

Luo, A. P.

X. W. Zheng, Z. C. Luo, H. Liu, N. Zhao, Q. Y. Ning, M. Liu, X. H. Feng, X. B. Xing, A. P. Luo, and W. C. Xu, “High-energy noiselike rectangular pulse in a passively mode-locked figure-eight fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. Express 7(4), 042701 (2014).
[Crossref]

Luo, Z. C.

X. W. Zheng, Z. C. Luo, H. Liu, N. Zhao, Q. Y. Ning, M. Liu, X. H. Feng, X. B. Xing, A. P. Luo, and W. C. Xu, “High-energy noiselike rectangular pulse in a passively mode-locked figure-eight fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. Express 7(4), 042701 (2014).
[Crossref]

Ma, P. F.

H. L. Yu, P. F. Ma, R. M. Tao, X. L. Wang, P. Zhou, and J. B. Chen, “High average/peak power linearly polarized all-fiber picosecond MOPA seeded by mode-locked noise-like pulses,” Laser Phys. Lett. 12(6), 065103 (2015).
[Crossref]

Maine, P.

P. Maine, D. Strickland, P. Bado, M. Pessot, and G. Mourou, “Generation of ultrahigh peak power pulses by chirped pulse amplification,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24(2), 398–403 (1988).
[Crossref]

Mansuripur, M.

Masuda, T.

M. Fukuda, T. Mishima, N. Nakayama, and T. Masuda, “Temperature and current coefficients of lasing wavelength in tunable diode laser spectroscopy,” Appl. Phys. B 100(2), 377–382 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Melnik, E. D.

Millot, G.

A. Boucon, B. Barviau, J. Fatome, C. Finot, T. Sylvestre, M. W. Lee, P. Grelu, and G. Millot, “Noise-like pulses generated at high harmonics in a partially-mode-locked km-long Raman fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. B 106(2), 283–287 (2012).
[Crossref]

Mishima, T.

M. Fukuda, T. Mishima, N. Nakayama, and T. Masuda, “Temperature and current coefficients of lasing wavelength in tunable diode laser spectroscopy,” Appl. Phys. B 100(2), 377–382 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Moloney, J.

Mourou, G.

P. Maine, D. Strickland, P. Bado, M. Pessot, and G. Mourou, “Generation of ultrahigh peak power pulses by chirped pulse amplification,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24(2), 398–403 (1988).
[Crossref]

Nakayama, N.

M. Fukuda, T. Mishima, N. Nakayama, and T. Masuda, “Temperature and current coefficients of lasing wavelength in tunable diode laser spectroscopy,” Appl. Phys. B 100(2), 377–382 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Nilsson, J.

J. Nilsson, P. Scheer, and B. Jaskorzynska, “Modeling and optimization of short Yb3+-sensitized Er3+-doped fiber amplifiers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 6(3), 383–385 (1994).
[Crossref]

Ning, Q. Y.

X. W. Zheng, Z. C. Luo, H. Liu, N. Zhao, Q. Y. Ning, M. Liu, X. H. Feng, X. B. Xing, A. P. Luo, and W. C. Xu, “High-energy noiselike rectangular pulse in a passively mode-locked figure-eight fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. Express 7(4), 042701 (2014).
[Crossref]

Nyman, B.

Ozeki, Y.

Y. Takushima, K. Yasunaka, Y. Ozeki, and K. Kikuchi, “87 nm bandwidth noise-like pulse generation from erbium-doped fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 41(7), 399–400 (2005).
[Crossref]

Pan, C. L.

A. K. Zaytsev, C. H. Lin, Y. J. You, F. H. Tsai, C. L. Wang, and C. L. Pan, “A controllable noise-like operation regime in a Yb-doped dispersion-mapped fiber ring laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 10(4), 045104 (2013).
[Crossref]

A. Zaytsev, C. H. Lin, Y. J. You, C. C. Chung, C. L. Wang, and C. L. Pan, “Supercontinuum generation by noise-like pulses transmitted through normally dispersive standard single-mode fibers,” Opt. Express 21(13), 16056–16062 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Pan, F.

Panasenko, D.

Pessot, M.

P. Maine, D. Strickland, P. Bado, M. Pessot, and G. Mourou, “Generation of ultrahigh peak power pulses by chirped pulse amplification,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24(2), 398–403 (1988).
[Crossref]

Peyghambarian, N.

Polman, A.

C. Strohhöfer and A. Polman, “Relationship between gain and Yb3+ concentration in Er3+–Yb3+ doped waveguide amplifiers,” J. Appl. Phys. 90(9), 4314–4320 (2001).
[Crossref]

Polynkin, A.

Polynkin, P.

Pottiez, O.

J. C. Hernandez-Garcia, O. Pottiez, J. M. Estudillo-Ayala, and R. Rojas-Laguna, “Numerical analysis of a broadband spectrum generated in a standard fiber by noise-like pulses from a passively mode-locked fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 285(7), 1915–1919 (2012).
[Crossref]

J. C. Hernandez-Garcia, O. Pottiez, and J. M. Estudillo-Ayala, “Supercontinuum generation in a standard fiber pumped by noise-like pulses from a figure-eight fiber laser,” Laser Phys. 22(1), 221–226 (2012).
[Crossref]

O. Pottiez, R. Grajales-Coutiño, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, E. A. Kuzin, and J. C. Hernández-García, “Adjustable noiselike pulses from a figure-eight fiber laser,” Appl. Opt. 50(25), E24–E31 (2011).

Rasmussen, T.

C. Lester, A. Bjarklev, T. Rasmussen, and P. G. Dinesen, “Modeling of Yb3+-sensitized Er3+-doped silica waveguide amplifiers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 13(5), 740–743 (1995).
[Crossref]

O. Lumholt, T. Rasmussen, and A. Bjarklev, “Modelling of extremely high concentration erbium-doped silica waveguides,” Electron. Lett. 29(5), 495–496 (1993).
[Crossref]

Rojas-Laguna, R.

J. C. Hernandez-Garcia, O. Pottiez, J. M. Estudillo-Ayala, and R. Rojas-Laguna, “Numerical analysis of a broadband spectrum generated in a standard fiber by noise-like pulses from a passively mode-locked fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 285(7), 1915–1919 (2012).
[Crossref]

Rosenthal, A.

V. Goloborodko, S. Keren, A. Rosenthal, B. Levit, and M. Horowitz, “Measuring temperature profiles in high-power optical fiber components,” Appl. Opt. 42(13), 2284–2288 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Keren, A. Rosenthal, and M. Horowitz, “Measuring the structure of highly reflecting fiber Bragg gratings,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15(4), 575–577 (2003).
[Crossref]

Runge, A. F. J.

Scheer, P.

J. Nilsson, P. Scheer, and B. Jaskorzynska, “Modeling and optimization of short Yb3+-sensitized Er3+-doped fiber amplifiers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 6(3), 383–385 (1994).
[Crossref]

Shaw, J.

Silberberg, Y.

Smirnov, S.

Strickland, D.

P. Maine, D. Strickland, P. Bado, M. Pessot, and G. Mourou, “Generation of ultrahigh peak power pulses by chirped pulse amplification,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24(2), 398–403 (1988).
[Crossref]

Strohhöfer, C.

C. Strohhöfer and A. Polman, “Relationship between gain and Yb3+ concentration in Er3+–Yb3+ doped waveguide amplifiers,” J. Appl. Phys. 90(9), 4314–4320 (2001).
[Crossref]

Suzuki, M.

Sylvestre, T.

A. Boucon, B. Barviau, J. Fatome, C. Finot, T. Sylvestre, M. W. Lee, P. Grelu, and G. Millot, “Noise-like pulses generated at high harmonics in a partially-mode-locked km-long Raman fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. B 106(2), 283–287 (2012).
[Crossref]

Takushima, Y.

Y. Takushima, K. Yasunaka, Y. Ozeki, and K. Kikuchi, “87 nm bandwidth noise-like pulse generation from erbium-doped fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 41(7), 399–400 (2005).
[Crossref]

Tam, H. Y.

L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, T. H. Cheng, H. Y. Tam, and C. Lu, “120 nm bandwidth noise-like pulse generation in an erbium-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 281(1), 157–161 (2008).
[Crossref]

Tang, D.

Tang, D. Y.

L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, T. H. Cheng, H. Y. Tam, and C. Lu, “120 nm bandwidth noise-like pulse generation in an erbium-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 281(1), 157–161 (2008).
[Crossref]

Tao, R. M.

H. L. Yu, P. F. Ma, R. M. Tao, X. L. Wang, P. Zhou, and J. B. Chen, “High average/peak power linearly polarized all-fiber picosecond MOPA seeded by mode-locked noise-like pulses,” Laser Phys. Lett. 12(6), 065103 (2015).
[Crossref]

Tsai, F. H.

A. K. Zaytsev, C. H. Lin, Y. J. You, F. H. Tsai, C. L. Wang, and C. L. Pan, “A controllable noise-like operation regime in a Yb-doped dispersion-mapped fiber ring laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 10(4), 045104 (2013).
[Crossref]

Turitsyn, S.

Vazquez-Zuniga, L. A.

L. A. Vazquez-Zuniga and Y. Jeong, “Super-broadband noise-like pulse erbium-doped fiber ring laser with a highly nonlinear fiber for Raman gain enhancement,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24(17), 1549–1551 (2012).
[Crossref]

Volodin, B. L.

Wang, C. L.

A. K. Zaytsev, C. H. Lin, Y. J. You, F. H. Tsai, C. L. Wang, and C. L. Pan, “A controllable noise-like operation regime in a Yb-doped dispersion-mapped fiber ring laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 10(4), 045104 (2013).
[Crossref]

A. Zaytsev, C. H. Lin, Y. J. You, C. C. Chung, C. L. Wang, and C. L. Pan, “Supercontinuum generation by noise-like pulses transmitted through normally dispersive standard single-mode fibers,” Opt. Express 21(13), 16056–16062 (2013).
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Wang, Q.

Q. Wang and N. K. Dutta, “Er-Yb double-clad fiber amplifier,” Opt. Eng. 43(5), 1030–1034 (2004).
[Crossref]

Wang, X. L.

H. L. Yu, P. F. Ma, R. M. Tao, X. L. Wang, P. Zhou, and J. B. Chen, “High average/peak power linearly polarized all-fiber picosecond MOPA seeded by mode-locked noise-like pulses,” Laser Phys. Lett. 12(6), 065103 (2015).
[Crossref]

Xing, X. B.

X. W. Zheng, Z. C. Luo, H. Liu, N. Zhao, Q. Y. Ning, M. Liu, X. H. Feng, X. B. Xing, A. P. Luo, and W. C. Xu, “High-energy noiselike rectangular pulse in a passively mode-locked figure-eight fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. Express 7(4), 042701 (2014).
[Crossref]

Xu, W. C.

X. W. Zheng, Z. C. Luo, H. Liu, N. Zhao, Q. Y. Ning, M. Liu, X. H. Feng, X. B. Xing, A. P. Luo, and W. C. Xu, “High-energy noiselike rectangular pulse in a passively mode-locked figure-eight fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. Express 7(4), 042701 (2014).
[Crossref]

Yasunaka, K.

Y. Takushima, K. Yasunaka, Y. Ozeki, and K. Kikuchi, “87 nm bandwidth noise-like pulse generation from erbium-doped fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 41(7), 399–400 (2005).
[Crossref]

Yoneya, S.

You, Y. J.

A. K. Zaytsev, C. H. Lin, Y. J. You, F. H. Tsai, C. L. Wang, and C. L. Pan, “A controllable noise-like operation regime in a Yb-doped dispersion-mapped fiber ring laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 10(4), 045104 (2013).
[Crossref]

A. Zaytsev, C. H. Lin, Y. J. You, C. C. Chung, C. L. Wang, and C. L. Pan, “Supercontinuum generation by noise-like pulses transmitted through normally dispersive standard single-mode fibers,” Opt. Express 21(13), 16056–16062 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Yu, H. L.

H. L. Yu, P. F. Ma, R. M. Tao, X. L. Wang, P. Zhou, and J. B. Chen, “High average/peak power linearly polarized all-fiber picosecond MOPA seeded by mode-locked noise-like pulses,” Laser Phys. Lett. 12(6), 065103 (2015).
[Crossref]

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Zaytsev, A. K.

A. K. Zaytsev, C. H. Lin, Y. J. You, F. H. Tsai, C. L. Wang, and C. L. Pan, “A controllable noise-like operation regime in a Yb-doped dispersion-mapped fiber ring laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 10(4), 045104 (2013).
[Crossref]

Zhao, B.

Zhao, L.

Zhao, L. M.

L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, T. H. Cheng, H. Y. Tam, and C. Lu, “120 nm bandwidth noise-like pulse generation in an erbium-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 281(1), 157–161 (2008).
[Crossref]

Zhao, N.

X. W. Zheng, Z. C. Luo, H. Liu, N. Zhao, Q. Y. Ning, M. Liu, X. H. Feng, X. B. Xing, A. P. Luo, and W. C. Xu, “High-energy noiselike rectangular pulse in a passively mode-locked figure-eight fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. Express 7(4), 042701 (2014).
[Crossref]

Zheng, X. W.

X. W. Zheng, Z. C. Luo, H. Liu, N. Zhao, Q. Y. Ning, M. Liu, X. H. Feng, X. B. Xing, A. P. Luo, and W. C. Xu, “High-energy noiselike rectangular pulse in a passively mode-locked figure-eight fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. Express 7(4), 042701 (2014).
[Crossref]

Zhou, P.

H. L. Yu, P. F. Ma, R. M. Tao, X. L. Wang, P. Zhou, and J. B. Chen, “High average/peak power linearly polarized all-fiber picosecond MOPA seeded by mode-locked noise-like pulses,” Laser Phys. Lett. 12(6), 065103 (2015).
[Crossref]

Appl. Opt. (2)

Appl. Phys. B (2)

A. Boucon, B. Barviau, J. Fatome, C. Finot, T. Sylvestre, M. W. Lee, P. Grelu, and G. Millot, “Noise-like pulses generated at high harmonics in a partially-mode-locked km-long Raman fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. B 106(2), 283–287 (2012).
[Crossref]

M. Fukuda, T. Mishima, N. Nakayama, and T. Masuda, “Temperature and current coefficients of lasing wavelength in tunable diode laser spectroscopy,” Appl. Phys. B 100(2), 377–382 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Appl. Phys. Express (1)

X. W. Zheng, Z. C. Luo, H. Liu, N. Zhao, Q. Y. Ning, M. Liu, X. H. Feng, X. B. Xing, A. P. Luo, and W. C. Xu, “High-energy noiselike rectangular pulse in a passively mode-locked figure-eight fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. Express 7(4), 042701 (2014).
[Crossref]

Electron. Lett. (2)

O. Lumholt, T. Rasmussen, and A. Bjarklev, “Modelling of extremely high concentration erbium-doped silica waveguides,” Electron. Lett. 29(5), 495–496 (1993).
[Crossref]

Y. Takushima, K. Yasunaka, Y. Ozeki, and K. Kikuchi, “87 nm bandwidth noise-like pulse generation from erbium-doped fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 41(7), 399–400 (2005).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

P. Maine, D. Strickland, P. Bado, M. Pessot, and G. Mourou, “Generation of ultrahigh peak power pulses by chirped pulse amplification,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24(2), 398–403 (1988).
[Crossref]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (3)

J. Nilsson, P. Scheer, and B. Jaskorzynska, “Modeling and optimization of short Yb3+-sensitized Er3+-doped fiber amplifiers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 6(3), 383–385 (1994).
[Crossref]

S. Keren, A. Rosenthal, and M. Horowitz, “Measuring the structure of highly reflecting fiber Bragg gratings,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15(4), 575–577 (2003).
[Crossref]

L. A. Vazquez-Zuniga and Y. Jeong, “Super-broadband noise-like pulse erbium-doped fiber ring laser with a highly nonlinear fiber for Raman gain enhancement,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24(17), 1549–1551 (2012).
[Crossref]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

C. Strohhöfer and A. Polman, “Relationship between gain and Yb3+ concentration in Er3+–Yb3+ doped waveguide amplifiers,” J. Appl. Phys. 90(9), 4314–4320 (2001).
[Crossref]

J. Lightwave Technol. (2)

C. Lester, A. Bjarklev, T. Rasmussen, and P. G. Dinesen, “Modeling of Yb3+-sensitized Er3+-doped silica waveguide amplifiers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 13(5), 740–743 (1995).
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J. C. Hernandez-Garcia, O. Pottiez, and J. M. Estudillo-Ayala, “Supercontinuum generation in a standard fiber pumped by noise-like pulses from a figure-eight fiber laser,” Laser Phys. 22(1), 221–226 (2012).
[Crossref]

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A. K. Zaytsev, C. H. Lin, Y. J. You, F. H. Tsai, C. L. Wang, and C. L. Pan, “A controllable noise-like operation regime in a Yb-doped dispersion-mapped fiber ring laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 10(4), 045104 (2013).
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H. L. Yu, P. F. Ma, R. M. Tao, X. L. Wang, P. Zhou, and J. B. Chen, “High average/peak power linearly polarized all-fiber picosecond MOPA seeded by mode-locked noise-like pulses,” Laser Phys. Lett. 12(6), 065103 (2015).
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J. C. Hernandez-Garcia, O. Pottiez, J. M. Estudillo-Ayala, and R. Rojas-Laguna, “Numerical analysis of a broadband spectrum generated in a standard fiber by noise-like pulses from a passively mode-locked fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 285(7), 1915–1919 (2012).
[Crossref]

L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, T. H. Cheng, H. Y. Tam, and C. Lu, “120 nm bandwidth noise-like pulse generation in an erbium-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 281(1), 157–161 (2008).
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Opt. Eng. (1)

Q. Wang and N. K. Dutta, “Er-Yb double-clad fiber amplifier,” Opt. Eng. 43(5), 1030–1034 (2004).
[Crossref]

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M. Suzuki, R. A. Ganeev, S. Yoneya, and H. Kuroda, “Generation of broadband noise-like pulse from Yb-doped fiber laser ring cavity,” Opt. Lett. 40(5), 804–807 (2015).
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Figures (7)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Schematics of (a) the all-fiber laser amplifier system, (b) the seed laser, (c) the pre-amplifier, and (d) the booster. WDM, wavelength division multiplexer; PC, polarization controller; PDI, polarization-dependent isolator; DCF, dispersion compensation fiber; PII: Polarization-independent isolator; MFA: mode-field adaptor.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 (a) Output pulse train, (b) optical spectrum, (c) autocorrelation trace, and (d) magnified autocorrelation trace of the noise-like pulses from the seed laser. Red curves in (c) and (d) are the Gaussian fittings of the pedestal and the peak, respectively.
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 (a) Output optical spectrum, (b) autocorrelation trace, and (c) magnified autocorrelation trace of noise-like pulses from the output of the pre-amplifier. Red curves in (b) and (c) are the Gaussian fittings of the pedestal and the peak, respectively.
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 (a) Output power (solid curves) and output wavelength (dash curves) of the pump diode laser versus its drive current at different temperatures. (b) Absorption coefficient of the gain fiber versus the pump wavelength. (c) Absorption coefficient of the gain fiber versus the drive current of pump diode laser at different temperatures. The black, red, blue, and green curves represent temperatures of 20 °C, 25 °C, 40 °C, and 50 °C, respectively.
Fig. 5
Fig. 5 (a) Output signal power of the booster as a function of the pump power at a fixed temperature for three different temperatures of 20 °C (black), 25 °C (red), and 40 °C (blue). (b) Output signal power as a function of the pump power at a fixed pump wavelength for two different pump wavelengths of 975 nm (black) and 980 nm (blue). The solid and open symbols represent measured data for the forward and backward pumping schemes of the booster, respectively. The curves in (a) are guides of the eyes, and the lines in (b) are linear fits of the measured data.
Fig. 6
Fig. 6 (a) Output signal power of the booster as a function of the pump power for the highest (black curves and symbols) and lowest (red curves and symbols) power conversion efficiencies, respectively. The blue lines represent the output signal power by operating the pump laser at the fixed wavelength of 975 nm. (b) Output signal power of the booster as a function of the pump power for the highest power conversion efficiency by adding a second pump laser under three different pumping schemes. The letters “B” and “F” represent the backward pumping and forward pumping schemes, respectively. The green curve represents the highest power conversion efficiency of the booster for noise-like pulses (NLP) under dual-backward pumping.
Fig. 7
Fig. 7 (a) Output optical spectrum, (b) autocorrelation trace, and (c) magnified autocorrelation trace of noise-like pulses from the booster. Red curves in (b) and (c) are the Gaussian fittings of the pedestal and the peak, respectively.

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