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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 11 — Jun. 3, 2013
  • pp: 13818–13823

High power, continuous-wave ytterbium-doped fiber laser tunable from 976 to 1120 nm

Romain Royon, Jérome Lhermite, Laurent Sarger, and Eric Cormier  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 11, pp. 13818-13823 (2013)

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We report on a linearly-polarized, continuous-wave Ytterbium-doped fiber laser continuously tunable on the fly over an unprecedented emission bandwidth ranging from 976 nm to 1120 nm and delivering a minimum of 10 W and a maximum of 41 W. Additionally, the bandwidth of the system can be tuned from 100 pm to more than 1 nm at all wavelengths

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(230.1040) Optical devices : Acousto-optical devices
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: March 25, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 16, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 16, 2013
Published: May 31, 2013

Romain Royon, Jérome Lhermite, Laurent Sarger, and Eric Cormier, "High power, continuous-wave ytterbium-doped fiber laser tunable from 976 to 1120 nm," Opt. Express 21, 13818-13823 (2013)

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