We report on a novel ytterbium-doped fiber design which combines the advantages of rod and fiber gain media. 57 W output power in single-mode beam quality are obtained from a 43 cm long fiber cane.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
N. Deguil-Robin, J. Limpert, I. Manek-Hönninger, F. Salin, A. Liem, T. Schreiber, F. Röser, S. Nolte, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, J. Broeng, A. Petersson, and C. Jakobson, "Rod-Type Fiber Laser," in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper TuC1.
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