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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 3 — Jan. 30, 2012
  • pp: 3296–3301

1-kilowatt CW all-fiber laser oscillator pumped with wavelength-beam-combined diode stacks

Y. Xiao, F. Brunet, M. Kanskar, M. Faucher, A. Wetter, and N. Holehouse  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 3, pp. 3296-3301 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.003296


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Abstract

We have demonstrated a monolithic cladding-pumped ytterbium-doped single all-fiber laser oscillator generating 1 kW of CW signal power at 1080 nm with 71% slope efficiency and near diffraction-limited beam quality. Fiber components were highly integrated on “spliceless” passive fibers to promote laser efficiency and alleviate non-linear effects. The laser was pumped through a 7:1 pump combiner with seven 200-W 91x nm fiber-pigtailed wavelength-beam-combined diode-stack modules. The signal power of such a single all-fiber laser oscillator showed no evidence of roll-over, and the highest output was limited only by available pump power.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2010) Lasers and laser optics : Diode laser arrays
(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: December 1, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 18, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 19, 2012
Published: January 27, 2012

Citation
Y. Xiao, F. Brunet, M. Kanskar, M. Faucher, A. Wetter, and N. Holehouse, "1-kilowatt CW all-fiber laser oscillator pumped with wavelength-beam-combined diode stacks," Opt. Express 20, 3296-3301 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-3-3296


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