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High power ytterbium-doped fiber lasers - fundamentals and applications

High power ytterbium-doped fiber lasers - fundamentals and applications
High power ytterbium-doped fiber lasers - fundamentals and applications
In this paper, we summarize the fundamental properties and review the latest developments in high power ytterbium-doped fiber (YDF) lasers. The review is focused primarily on the main fiber laser configurations and the related cladding pumping issues. Special attention is placed on pump combination techniques and the parameters that affect the brightness enhancements observed in high power fiber lasers. The review also includes the major limitations imposed by fiber nonlinearities and other parasitic effects, such as optical damage, modal instabilities and photodarkening. The paper summarizes the power evolution in continuous-wave (CW) and pulsed YDF lasers and their impact on material processing and other industrial applications.
1442009_1-[35 pages]
Zervas, Michalis N.
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Zervas, Michalis N.
1840a474-dd50-4a55-ab74-6f086aa3f701

Zervas, Michalis N. (2014) High power ytterbium-doped fiber lasers - fundamentals and applications. International Journal of Modern Physics B, 28 (12), 1442009_1-[35 pages]. (doi:10.1142/S0217979214420090).

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In this paper, we summarize the fundamental properties and review the latest developments in high power ytterbium-doped fiber (YDF) lasers. The review is focused primarily on the main fiber laser configurations and the related cladding pumping issues. Special attention is placed on pump combination techniques and the parameters that affect the brightness enhancements observed in high power fiber lasers. The review also includes the major limitations imposed by fiber nonlinearities and other parasitic effects, such as optical damage, modal instabilities and photodarkening. The paper summarizes the power evolution in continuous-wave (CW) and pulsed YDF lasers and their impact on material processing and other industrial applications.

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Published date: 25 March 2014
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 367881
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/367881
PURE UUID: 7a6ad111-4753-46f9-9ec6-63a88cf4223b
ORCID for Michalis N. Zervas: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0651-4059

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Date deposited: 20 Aug 2014 15:36
Last modified: 08 Jan 2022 02:36

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