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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2006
  • pp: 3116–3118

110 W double-ended ytterbium-doped fiber superfluorescent source with M 2 = 1.6

P. Wang, J. K. Sahu, and W. A. Clarkson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 21, pp. 3116-3118 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.003116


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Abstract

High-power operation of a broadband superfluorescent fiber source has been achieved via the process of amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) in a double-clad Yb-doped multimode-offset-core fiber by using a novel fiber-end termination geometry to suppress lasing. The fiber was cladding pumped by a high-power diode source at 976 nm and yielded a maximum ASE output of 63 and 47 W from the two ends of the fiber, respectively. The maximum combined ASE output was 110 W with slope efficiency with respect to launched pump power of up to 68%. The wavelength spectrum of the ASE source spanned the range from 1032 to 1120 nm , and the bandwidth (FWHM) of the emission spectrum was 40 nm . The output beam was slightly multimode with a beam-quality factor ( M 2 ) of 1.6. The prospects for further improvement in performance are considered.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.6630) Lasers and laser optics : Superradiance, superfluorescence

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 5, 2006
Revised Manuscript: August 14, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 19, 2006
Published: October 11, 2006

Citation
P. Wang, J. K. Sahu, and W. A. Clarkson, "110 W double-ended ytterbium-doped fiber superfluorescent source with M2=1.6," Opt. Lett. 31, 3116-3118 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-21-3116

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