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  • Editor: C. Martijin de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 9 — Apr. 30, 2007
  • pp: 5473–5476

Narrow-line, 1178nm CW bismuth-doped fiber laser with 6.4W output for direct frequency doubling

A. B. Rulkov, A. A. Ferin, S. V. Popov, J. R. Taylor, I. Razdobreev, L. Bigot, and G. Bouwmans  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 9, pp. 5473-5476 (2007)

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We achieved a 0.2nm linewidth output at 1178nm with powers up to 6.4W in a linear 80m Bismuth-doped fiber cavity pumped by a 55W Yb fibre laser. The potential of frequency doubling of the non-polarized output at 1178nm in MgO doped periodically poled lithium niobate was demonstrated and resulted in 125mW average power at 589nm. The approach can be extended to a linearly-polarized large mode area format with under 0.1nm linewidth capable of scaling to Watts level in the 560–620nm range.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: February 8, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 12, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 19, 2007
Published: April 20, 2007

A. B. Rulkov, A. A. Ferin, S. V. Popov, J. R. Taylor, I. Razdobreev, L. Bigot, and G. Bouwmans, "Narrow-line, 1178nm CW bismuth-doped fiber laser with 6.4W output for direct frequency doubling," Opt. Express 15, 5473-5476 (2007)

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