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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 25 — Dec. 10, 2007
  • pp: 17044–17050

502 Watt, single transverse mode, narrow linewidth, bidirectionally pumped Yb-doped fiber amplifier

Stuart Gray, Anping Liu, Donnell T. Walton, Ji Wang, Ming-Jun Li, Xin Chen, A. Boh Ruffin, Jeffrey A. DeMeritt, and Luis A. Zenteno  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 25, pp. 17044-17050 (2007)

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High power operation of narrow linewidth optical fiber amplifiers is usually limited by the onset of stimulated Brillouin scattering. In this paper, we present results demonstrating over 500 Watts of power in a single mode beam from a fiber designed to suppress stimulated Brillouin scattering through a reduction in the overlap of the optical and acoustic fields. Simulations demonstrate the potential for this fiber to achieve greater than 1000 Watts of output power.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: October 8, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 4, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 4, 2007
Published: December 5, 2007

Stuart Gray, Anping Liu, Donnell T. Walton, Ji Wang, Ming-Jun Li, Xin Chen, A. Boh Ruffin, Jeffrey A. DeMeritt, and Luis A. Zenteno, "502 Watt, single transverse mode, narrow linewidth, bidirectionally pumped Yb-doped fiber amplifier," Opt. Express 15, 17044-17050 (2007)

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