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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 3 — Feb. 2, 2009
  • pp: 1203–1214

600 W power scalable single transverse mode tapered double-clad fiber laser

V. Filippov, Y. Chamorovskii, J. Kerttula, A. Kholodkov, and O. G. Okhotnikov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 3, pp. 1203-1214 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.001203


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Abstract

Pump propagation and absorption in active tapered double-clad fiber has been analyzed based on a ray optics approach. Optimization of the longitudinal shape, absorption and angular distribution of the pump beam allowed for power scaling of a ytterbium fiber laser up to 600 W with high beam quality (M2≤1.08) and a slope efficiency of 63%. It is shown that the influence of vignetting in a tapered fiber can be avoided, resulting in high overall efficiency, in good agreement with the presented model.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: November 11, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 24, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 5, 2009
Published: January 16, 2009

Citation
V. Filippov, Y. Chamorovskii, J. Kerttula, A. Kholodkov, and O. G. Okhotnikov, "600 W power scalable single transverse mode tapered double-clad fiber laser," Opt. Express 17, 1203-1214 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-3-1203


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