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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 22 — Oct. 27, 2008
  • pp: 17310–17318

94 W 980 nm high brightness Yb-doped fiber laser

F. Röser, C. Jauregui, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 22, pp. 17310-17318 (2008)

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We report on the generation of 94 W continuous wave output power at 980 nm using an Yb-doped fiber laser. This is achieved using an ultra large-mode-area rod-type photonic crystal fiber pumped at 915 nm. To the best of our knowledge this is the highest output power close to diffraction-limited beam quality (M2 about 2.2) achieved in this wavelength range from fibers so far. The experimental results are supported by detailed numerical simulations that provide a deeper understanding of the laser process, in particular the competition with the 1030 nm emission.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: September 5, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 7, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 7, 2008
Published: October 13, 2008

Fabian Roeser, Cesar Jauregui, Jens Limpert, and Andreas Tünnermann, "94 W 980 nm high brightness Yb-doped fiber laser," Opt. Express 16, 17310-17318 (2008)

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