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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 22 — Oct. 27, 2008
  • pp: 17864–17869

End-pumped 300 W continuous-wave ytterbium-doped all-fiber laser with master oscillator multi-stage power amplifiers configuration

Shupeng Yin, Ping Yan, and Mali Gong  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 22, pp. 17864-17869 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.017864


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Abstract

An end-pumped ytterbium-doped all-fiber laser with 300 W output in continuous regime was reported, which was based on master oscillator multi-stage power amplifiers configuration. Monolithic fiber laser system consisted of an oscillator stage and two amplifier stages. Total optical-optical efficiency of monolithic fiber laser was approximately 65%, corresponding to 462 W of pump power coupled into laser system. We proposed a new method to connect power amplifier stage, which was crucial for the application of end-pumped combiner in high power MOPAs all-fiber laser.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 27, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 30, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 8, 2008
Published: October 20, 2008

Citation
Shupeng Yin, Ping Yan, and Mali Gong, "End-pumped 300 W continuous-wave ytterbium-doped all-fiber laser with master oscillator multi-stage power amplifiers configuration," Opt. Express 16, 17864-17869 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-22-17864


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