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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 13 — Jun. 27, 2005
  • pp: 4916–4921

Highly efficient Er,Yb-doped fiber laser with 188W free-running and>100W tunable output power

D. Y. Shen, J. K. Sahu, and W. A. Clarkson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 13, pp. 4916-4921 (2005)

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Efficient high-power operation of an erbium-ytterbium co-doped fiber laser cladding-pumped by two spatially-multiplexed and polarization combined 975 nm diode-stacks is reported. Up to 188 W of continuous-wave output at 1.57 µm was generated with a beam-quality factor (M2) of 1.9 and an overall slope efficiency with respect to launched pump power of 41% (and 43% for output powers <120W). Tunable operation was demonstrated by use of an external cavity containing a diffraction grating and a maximum output power of 108 W at 1538 nm was generated for a launched pump power of ~336 W. The operating wavelength was tunable from 1531 to 1571 nm, with >100W output power over a tuning range of 36 nm from 1532 nm to 1568 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber

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Original Manuscript: June 1, 2005
Revised Manuscript: June 10, 2005
Published: June 27, 2005

D. Y. Shen, J. K. Sahu, and W. A. Clarkson, "Highly efficient Er,Yb-doped fiber laser with 188W free-running and > 100W tunable output power," Opt. Express 13, 4916-4921 (2005)

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