Applied Sciences, Vol. 13, Pages 6338: Yb-Doped All-Fiber Amplifier with Low-Intensity Noise in mHz Range Oriented to Space-Borne Gravitational Wave Detection

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Applied Sciences, Vol. 13, Pages 6338: Yb-Doped All-Fiber Amplifier with Low-Intensity Noise in mHz Range Oriented to Space-Borne Gravitational Wave Detection

Applied Sciences doi: 10.3390/app13106338

Authors:
Zaiyuan Wang
Jiehao Wang
Fan Li
Yuhang Li
Long Tian
Qiang Liu

We present a low-intensity noise single-frequency Yb-doped all-fiber amplifier oriented to space-borne gravitational wave detection. Relative intensity noise (RIN) below −70 dBc/Hz @ 1 mHz~1 Hz was achieved by virtue of feedback-loop-based intensity noise suppression. Based on systematic noise analysis and experimental investigation, we found that the pump noise and temperature-dependent noise of the fiber splitter and the photodetector contributed mainly to the RIN of the fiber amplifier. Therefore, we carefully designed a feedback-loop-based Yb-doped all-fiber amplifier, and finely stabilized the temperature of the pump diode, fiber splitters, and photodetectors. Consequently, the RIN can be suppressed down to −72.5 dBc/Hz around 1 mHz. This low-intensity all-fiber Yb-doped amplifier can be used for space-borne gravitational-wave detection.

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