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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2006
  • pp: 2290–2292

High-power continuous-wave cladding-pumped Raman fiber laser

C. A. Codemard, P. Dupriez, Y. Jeong, J. K. Sahu, M. Ibsen, and J. Nilsson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 15, pp. 2290-2292 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.002290


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Abstract

We demonstrate a high-power single-mode cladding-pumped Raman fiber laser. The Raman fiber laser consists of a 1.2 km long germanium-doped double-clad fiber in a linear cavity, which is spliced to a single-mode fiber. The laser is end pumped by a multimode erbium–ytterbium-doped fiber, which is coupled to the inner cladding of the Raman fiber. The embedded core was designed to be single mode at the Raman Stokes wavelength, and up to 10 W of power was obtained at 1660 nm from the single-mode fiber end. The laser has a slope efficiency of 67% and a threshold of 6.5 W .

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 27, 2006
Revised Manuscript: May 7, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: May 11, 2006
Published: July 10, 2006

Citation
C. A. Codemard, P. Dupriez, Y. Jeong, J. K. Sahu, M. Ibsen, and J. Nilsson, "High-power continuous-wave cladding-pumped Raman fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 31, 2290-2292 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-15-2290

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