Successful operation of 1178nm Yb-doped fiber laser is reported. Polarization selection by an all-fiber configuration enables a high-Q operation required to suppress parasitic lasing, and 1.9W linearly-polarized output with narrow bandwidth (<50pm) was obtained.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
A. Shirakawa, J. Ota, H. Maruyama, and K. Ueda, " Linearly-Polarized Yb-Doped Fiber Laser Directly Operating at 1178 nm for 589-nm Generation," in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper MD1.
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