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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 9, Iss. 13 — Dec. 17, 2001
  • pp: 714–720

Cladding pumped Ytterbium-doped fiber laser with holey inner and outer cladding

Kentaro Furusawa, A. Malinowski, Jonathan Price, Tanya Monro, Jayanta Sahu, Johan Nilsson, and David Richardson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 9, Issue 13, pp. 714-720 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.9.000714


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Abstract

We have fabricated an ytterbium doped all-glass double-clad large mode area holey fiber. A highly efficient cladding pumped single transverse mode holey fiber laser has been demonstrated, allowing continuous-wave output powers in excess of 1W with efficiencies of more than 80%. Furthermore both Q-switched and mode-locked operation of the laser have been demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Photonic crystal fiber

History
Original Manuscript: November 7, 2001
Published: December 17, 2001

Citation
Kentaro Furusawa, A. Malinowski, Jonathan Price, Tanya Monro, Jayanta Sahu, Johan Nilsson, and David Richardson, "Cladding pumped Ytterbium-doped fiber laser with holey inner and outer cladding," Opt. Express 9, 714-720 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-9-13-714


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