400 mW ultrashort cavity low-noise single-frequency Yb³⁺-doped phosphate fiber laser

Opt Lett. 2011 Sep 15;36(18):3708-10. doi: 10.1364/OL.36.003708.


A compact, low-noise, single-frequency fiber laser by using a newly developed Yb³⁺ heavily doped single-mode phosphate glass fiber has been demonstrated. Over 400 mW stable continuous wave single transverse and longitudinal mode laser at 1.06 μm was achieved from a 0.8 cm long active fiber. The measured slope efficiency and estimated quantum efficiency of laser emission are 72.7% and 93%, respectively. The signal-to-noise ratio is higher than 72 dB, and the linewidth of the fiber laser is less than 7 kHz, while the measured relative intensity noise is less than -130 dB/Hz at frequencies of over 1.5 MHz.