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Novel fiber-MOPA-based high power blue laser
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5W peak power at 911 nm is demonstrated with a pulsed Neodymium (Nd) doped fiber master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA). This result is the first reported high gain (16dB) fiber amplifier operation at 911nm. Pulse repetition frequency (PRF) and duty-cycle dependence of the all fiber system is characterized. Negligible performance degreadation is observed down to 1% duty cycle and 10 kHz PRF, where 2.5μJ of pulse energy is achieved. Continuous wave (CW) MOPA experiments achieved 55mW average power and 9dB gain with 15% optical to optical (o-o) efficiency. Excellent agreement is established between dynammic fiber MOPA simulation tool and experimental results in predicting output amplified spontaneous emission (ase) and signal pulse shapes. Using the simulation tool robust Stimulated Brillion Scattering (SBS) free operation is predicted out of a two stage all fiber system that generates over 10W's of peak power with 500 MHz line-width. An all fiber 911 nm pulsed laser source with >10W of peak power is expected to increase reliability and reduce complexity of high energy 455 nm laser system based on optical parametric amplification for udnerwater applications. The views expressed are thos of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of Defense or the U.S. Government.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8381, Laser Technology for Defense and Security VIII, 838117 (7 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.919719
Show Author Affiliations
Doruk Engin, Fibertek, Inc. (United States)
Jean-Luc Fouron, Fibertek, Inc. (United States)
Youming Chen, Fibertek, Inc. (United States)
Andromeda Huffman, Fibertek, Inc. (United States)
Fran Fitzpatrick, Fibertek, Inc. (United States)
Ralph Burnham, Fibertek, Inc. (United States)
Shantanu Gupta, Fibertek, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8381:
Laser Technology for Defense and Security VIII
Mark Dubinskii; Stephen G. Post, Editor(s)

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