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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 26 — Dec. 21, 2009
  • pp: 23678–23683

150 W highly-efficient Raman fiber laser

Yan Feng, Luke R. Taylor, and Domenico Bonaccini Calia  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 26, pp. 23678-23683 (2009)

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We report a more than 150 W spectrally-clean continuous wave Raman fiber laser at 1120 nm with an optical efficiency of 85%. A ~30 m standard single mode silica fiber is used as Raman gain fiber to avoid second Stokes emission. A spectrally asymmetric resonator (in the sense of mirror reflection bandwidth) with usual fiber Bragg gratings is designed to minimize the laser power lost into the unwanted direction, even when the effective reflectivity of the rear fiber Bragg grating becomes as low as 81.5%.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: October 5, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 14, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 5, 2009
Published: December 10, 2009

Yan Feng, Luke R. Taylor, and Domenico Bonaccini Calia, "150 W highly-efficient Raman fiber laser," Opt. Express 17, 23678-23683 (2009)

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