Using Yb:YAG single-crystal fibers grown by the micro-pulling-down technique, we achieved 50-W of cw power for 200-W of pump power with a M² of 2.2. The millijoule-level of energy was reached in the Q-switched regime.
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D. Sangla, N. Aubry, J. Didierjean, D. Perrodin, F. Balembois, K. Lebbou, A. Brenier, P. Georges, and J. Fourmigué, "High Power Laser with Yb:YAG Single Crystal Fibers Directly Grown by the Micro-Pulling Down Technique," in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper TuB16.
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