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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2006
  • pp: 3255–3257

20 W single-mode Yb 3 + -doped phosphate fiber laser

Y. W. Lee, S. Sinha, M. J.F. Digonnet, R. L. Byer, and S. Jiang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 22, pp. 3255-3257 (2006)

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We report the demonstration of the first, to our knowledge, cladding-pumped continuous-wave Yb 3 + -doped phosphate-glass fiber laser. Phosphate hosts are of interest because they can be much more heavily doped than silica, and because of the possibility that they may have a higher photodarkening threshold. In an 84.6 cm double-clad fiber doped with 12 wt. % of Yb 2 O 3 and laser-diode pumped at 940 nm , nearly 20 W of single-mode 1.07 μ m output power was generated with 60.2 W of absorbed pump power. The measured dependence of the output power on pump power is in excellent agreement with simulations.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 26, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 4, 2006
Published: October 26, 2006

Y. W. Lee, S. Sinha, M. J. F. Digonnet, R. L. Byer, and S. Jiang, "20 W single-mode Yb3+-doped phosphate fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 31, 3255-3257 (2006)

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