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Erbium:ytterbium co-doped large-core fiber laser with 297W continuous-wave output power

Erbium:ytterbium co-doped large-core fiber laser with 297W continuous-wave output power
Erbium:ytterbium co-doped large-core fiber laser with 297W continuous-wave output power
We have demonstrated a high-power and high-efficiency erbium:ytterbium (Er:Yb) co-doped fiber laser that produces 297 W of continuous-wave output at 1567 nm. The slope efficiency with respect to the launched pump power changed from 40% to 19% at higher output power due to the onset of Yb co-lasing at 1067 nm. However, the Yb co-lasing was essential for the suppression of catastrophic pulsation at high pump powers that otherwise results if the Yb band gain is allowed to build up. Spectroscopic characteristics of the fiber and the impact of the Yb co-lasing on the 1567 nm slope efficiency are also discussed.
erbium, lasers, optical fiber amplifiers, optical fiber lasers, ytterbium
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573-579
Jeong, Y.
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Yoo, S.
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Codemard, Christophe
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Nilsson, J.
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Sahu, J.K.
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Payne, D.N.
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Horley, R.
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Turner, P.W.
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Hickey, L.M.B.
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Harker, A.T.
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Lovelady, M.
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Piper, A.
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Jeong, Y.
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Yoo, S.
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Horley, R.
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Hickey, L.M.B.
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Harker, A.T.
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Lovelady, M.
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Jeong, Y., Yoo, S., Codemard, Christophe, Nilsson, J., Sahu, J.K., Payne, D.N., Horley, R., Turner, P.W., Hickey, L.M.B., Harker, A.T., Lovelady, M. and Piper, A. (2007) Erbium:ytterbium co-doped large-core fiber laser with 297W continuous-wave output power IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 13, (3), pp. 573-579. (doi:10.1109/JSTQE.2007.897178).

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We have demonstrated a high-power and high-efficiency erbium:ytterbium (Er:Yb) co-doped fiber laser that produces 297 W of continuous-wave output at 1567 nm. The slope efficiency with respect to the launched pump power changed from 40% to 19% at higher output power due to the onset of Yb co-lasing at 1067 nm. However, the Yb co-lasing was essential for the suppression of catastrophic pulsation at high pump powers that otherwise results if the Yb band gain is allowed to build up. Spectroscopic characteristics of the fiber and the impact of the Yb co-lasing on the 1567 nm slope efficiency are also discussed.

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Published date: May 2007
Keywords: erbium, lasers, optical fiber amplifiers, optical fiber lasers, ytterbium

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Local EPrints ID: 47789
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/47789
ISSN: 1077-260X
PURE UUID: ba32a08c-552c-46d6-ba35-576018c5ad0d
ORCID for J. Nilsson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1691-7959

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Date deposited: 10 Aug 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:02

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Author: Y. Jeong
Author: S. Yoo
Author: J. Nilsson ORCID iD
Author: J.K. Sahu
Author: D.N. Payne
Author: R. Horley
Author: P.W. Turner
Author: L.M.B. Hickey
Author: A.T. Harker
Author: M. Lovelady
Author: A. Piper

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