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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 6 — Mar. 14, 2011
  • pp: 5574–5578

Resonantly cladding-pumped Yb-free Er-doped LMA fiber laser with record high power and efficiency

Jun Zhang, Viktor Fromzel, and Mark Dubinskii  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 6, pp. 5574-5578 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.005574


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Abstract

We report the results of our power scaling experiments with resonantly cladding-pumped Er-doped eye-safe large mode area (LMA) fiber laser. While using commercial off-the-shelf LMA fiber we achieved over 88 W of continuous-wave (CW) single transverse mode power at ~1590 nm while pumping at 1532.5 nm. Maximum observed optical-to-optical efficiency was 69%. This result presents, to the best of our knowledge, the highest power reported from resonantly-pumped Yb-free Er-doped LMA fiber laser, as well as the highest efficiency ever reported for any cladding-pumped Er-doped laser, either Yb-co-doped or Yb-free.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 4, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 10, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 1, 2011
Published: March 10, 2011

Citation
Jun Zhang, Viktor Fromzel, and Mark Dubinskii, "Resonantly cladding-pumped Yb-free Er-doped LMA fiber laser with record high power and efficiency," Opt. Express 19, 5574-5578 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-6-5574


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