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656W Er-doped, Yb-free large-core fiber laser

656W Er-doped, Yb-free large-core fiber laser
656W Er-doped, Yb-free large-core fiber laser
A continuous-wave erbium-doped ytterbium-free fiber laser generates a record-breaking pump-power-limited output power of 656 W at ~1601 nm when cladding-pumped by 0.98 μm diode lasers. The slope efficiency was 35.6% with respect to launched pump power, and the beam quality factor (M2) was ~10.5. This Mvalue excludes a fraction ~25% of the power which emerged from the cladding, which we attribute in part to mode coupling between the 146 μm core and 700 μm inner cladding. Whereas these parameters are adequate for in-band tandem pumping of Tm-doped fiber lasers, we predict that an output power of over 1 kW is possible by pumping with state-of-the-art 0.98 μm diode lasers, even with a smaller core that allows for improved beam quality.
0146-9592
3080-3083
Lin, Huaiqin
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Feng, Yujun
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Lin, Huaiqin, Feng, Yujun, Feng, Yutong, Barua, Pranabesh, Sahu, Jayanta and Nilsson, Johan (2018) 656W Er-doped, Yb-free large-core fiber laser. Optics Letters, 43 (13), 3080-3083. (doi:10.1364/OL.43.003080).

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A continuous-wave erbium-doped ytterbium-free fiber laser generates a record-breaking pump-power-limited output power of 656 W at ~1601 nm when cladding-pumped by 0.98 μm diode lasers. The slope efficiency was 35.6% with respect to launched pump power, and the beam quality factor (M2) was ~10.5. This Mvalue excludes a fraction ~25% of the power which emerged from the cladding, which we attribute in part to mode coupling between the 146 μm core and 700 μm inner cladding. Whereas these parameters are adequate for in-band tandem pumping of Tm-doped fiber lasers, we predict that an output power of over 1 kW is possible by pumping with state-of-the-art 0.98 μm diode lasers, even with a smaller core that allows for improved beam quality.

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Accepted/In Press date: 16 April 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 21 June 2018
Published date: 1 July 2018

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Local EPrints ID: 420460
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/420460
ISSN: 0146-9592
PURE UUID: b1299869-1107-4d42-a505-e00eb5fd4034
ORCID for Huaiqin Lin: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9805-4570
ORCID for Yujun Feng: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-7839-065X
ORCID for Yutong Feng: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6839-2106
ORCID for Johan Nilsson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1691-7959

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Date deposited: 08 May 2018 16:30
Last modified: 07 Oct 2020 08:00

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Author: Huaiqin Lin ORCID iD
Author: Yujun Feng ORCID iD
Author: Yutong Feng ORCID iD
Author: Pranabesh Barua
Author: Jayanta Sahu
Author: Johan Nilsson ORCID iD

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