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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2009
  • pp: 1507–1509

Highly scalable, resonantly cladding-pumped, Er-doped fiber laser with record efficiency

M. Dubinskii, J. Zhang, and V. Ter-Mikirtychev  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 10, pp. 1507-1509 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.001507


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Abstract

We report the performance of a resonantly cladding-pumped, Yb-free, Er-doped fiber laser. We believe this is the first reported resonantly cladding-pumped fiber-Bragg-grating-based, Er-doped, large-mode-area (LMA) fiber laser. The laser, pumped by fiber-coupled In Ga As P In P laser diode modules at 1532.5 nm , delivers 48 W of cw output at 1590 nm . It is believed to be the highest power ever reported from a Yb-free Er-doped LMA fiber. This fully integrated laser also has the optical-to-optical efficiency of 57 % , to the best of our knowledge, the highest efficiency reported for cladding-pumped unidirectionally emitting Er-doped laser.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 17, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 7, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 10, 2009
Published: May 5, 2009

Citation
M. Dubinskii, J. Zhang, and V. Ter-Mikirtychev, "Highly scalable, resonantly cladding-pumped, Er-doped fiber laser with record efficiency," Opt. Lett. 34, 1507-1509 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-10-1507


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