Fiber design for high-power low-cost Yb:Al-doped fiber laser operating at 980nm


Kim, J., Soh, D.B.S., Nilsson, J., Richardson, D.J. and Sahu, J.K. (2007) Fiber design for high-power low-cost Yb:Al-doped fiber laser operating at 980nm. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 13, (3), 588-597. (doi:10.1109/JSTQE.2007.896628).

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We investigated an Yb:Al-doped depressed-clad hollow optical fiber (DCHOF) for cladding-pumped 980-nm laser operation. With a careful design, the nonzero fundamental-mode cutoff characteristics of a DCHOF allows the competing 1030-1060 nm emission to be filtered out, despite being quite close to 980 nm. The laser yielded over 3 W of output power in a diffraction limited beam (M -parameter degrades to 2.7, as a result of increased cladding-mode lasing, as the cladding thickness is reduced

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1077-260X (print)
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Keywords: optical fiber fabrication, ytterbium, optical fiber lasers
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 47769
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:31
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/47769

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