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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 16 — Aug. 2, 2010
  • pp: 16345–16352

167 W, power scalable ytterbium-doped photonic bandgap fiber amplifier at 1178nm

C. B. Olausson, A. Shirakawa, M. Chen, J. K. Lyngsø, J. Broeng, K. P. Hansen, A. Bjarklev, and K. Ueda  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 16, pp. 16345-16352 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.016345


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Abstract

An ytterbium-doped photonic bandgap fiber amplifier operating at the long wavelength edge of the ytterbium gain band is investigated for high power amplification. The spectral filtering effect of the photonic bandgap efficiently suppresses amplified spontaneous emission at the conventional ytterbium gain wavelengths and thus enables high power amplification at 1178 nm. A record output power of 167 W, a slope efficiency of 61% and 15 dB saturated gain at 1178 nm have been demonstrated using the ytterbium-doped photonic bandgap fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: June 7, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 22, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 28, 2010
Published: July 20, 2010

Citation
C. B. Olausson, A. Shirakawa, M. Chen, J. K. Lyngsø, J. Broeng, K. P. Hansen, A. Bjarklev, and K. Ueda, "167 W, power scalable ytterbium-doped photonic bandgap fiber amplifier at 1178nm," Opt. Express 18, 16345-16352 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-16-16345


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