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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2014
  • pp: 4329–4332

100  W-level Tm-doped fiber laser pumped by 1173  nm Raman fiber lasers

Xiong Wang, Pu Zhou, Hanwei Zhang, Xiaolin Wang, Hu Xiao, and Zejin Liu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 15, pp. 4329-4332 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.004329


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Abstract

We present a high power and high efficiency Tm-doped fiber laser (TDFL) pumped by two high power Raman fiber lasers (RFLs) at 1173 nm. The output power of the TDFL reached 96 W with slope efficiency of 0.42. The central wavelength located at 1943.3 nm with a 3 dB bandwidth of 0.1 nm. Higher output power can be achieved if more RFLs are employed to pump the TDFL. This is to our knowledge the first demonstration with 100 W-level output power achieved in TDFLs around their 1200nm absorption band pumped by RFLs, which indicates a promising and powerful pump scheme to achieve higher power output in TDFLs.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 21, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 10, 2014
Published: July 18, 2014

Citation
Xiong Wang, Pu Zhou, Hanwei Zhang, Xiaolin Wang, Hu Xiao, and Zejin Liu, "100  W-level Tm-doped fiber laser pumped by 1173  nm Raman fiber lasers," Opt. Lett. 39, 4329-4332 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-15-4329


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