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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 25 — Dec. 13, 2004
  • pp: 6088–6092

Ytterbium-doped large-core fiber laser with 1.36 kW continuous-wave output power

Y. Jeong, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, and J. Nilsson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 25, pp. 6088-6092 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.006088


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Abstract

We have demonstrated a highly-efficient cladding-pumped ytterbium-doped fiber laser generating 1.36 kW of continuous-wave output power at 1.1 µm with 83% slope efficiency and near diffraction-limited beam quality. The laser was end-pumped through both fiber ends and showed no evidence of roll-over even at the highest output power, which was limited only by available pump power.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: October 27, 2004
Revised Manuscript: November 22, 2004
Published: December 13, 2004

Citation
Y. Jeong, J. Sahu, D. Payne, and J. Nilsson, "Ytterbium-doped large-core fiber laser with 1.36 kW continuous-wave output power," Opt. Express 12, 6088-6092 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-25-6088


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