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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2010
  • pp: 5920–5925

Multi-watts narrow-linewidth all fiber Yb-doped laser operating at 1179 nm

Mridu P. Kalita, Shaif-ul Alam, Christophe Codemard, Seongwoo Yoo, Alexander J. Boyland, Morten Ibsen, and Jayanta K. Sahu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 6, pp. 5920-5925 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.005920


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Abstract

An all-fiber, narrow-linewidth, high power Yb-doped silica fiber laser at 1179 nm has been demonstrated. More than 12 W output power has been obtained, corresponding to a slope efficiency of 43% with respect to launched pump power, by core-pumping at 1090 nm. In order to increase the pump absorption, the Yb-doped fiber was heated up to 125°C. At the maximum output power, the suppression of amplified spontaneous emission was more than 50 dB. Furthermore, theoretical work confirms that the proposed laser architecture can be easily scaled to higher power.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(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: December 1, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 19, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 22, 2010
Published: March 10, 2010

Citation
Mridu P. Kalita, Shaif-ul Alam, Christophe Codemard, Seongwoo Yoo, Alexander J. Boyland, Morten Ibsen, and Jayanta K. Sahu, "Multi-watts narrow-linewidth all fiber Yb-doped laser operating at 1179 nm," Opt. Express 18, 5920-5925 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-6-5920


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