Abstract

A highly efficient ytterbium-free erbium-doped silicate glass fiber has been developed for high-power fiber laser applications at an eye-safe wavelength near 1.55 μm. Our preliminary experiments show that high laser efficiency can be obtained from a relatively short length of the gain fiber when resonantly pumped at 1535 nm in both core- and cladding-pumping configurations. With a core-pumping configuration as high as 75%, optical-to-optical efficiency and 4 W output power were obtained at 1560 nm from a 1 m long gain fiber. When using a cladding-pumping configuration, approximately 13 W output power with 67.7% slope efficiency was demonstrated from a piece of 2 m long fiber. The lengths of silicate-based gain fiber are much shorter than their silica-based counterparts used in other experiments, which is significantly important for high-power narrow-band and/or pulsed laser applications.

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2012 (1)

2011 (1)

2009 (1)

M. Dubinskii, J. Zhang, and V. Ter-Mikirtychev, “Record-efficient, resonantly-pumped, Er-doped single mode fibre amplifier,” Electron. Lett. 45, 400–401 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2007 (1)

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, “Erbium: ytterbium codoped large-core fiber laser with 297  W continuous-wave output power,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 573–579 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2005 (2)

S. D. Setzler, M. P. Francis, Y. E. Young, J. R. Konves, and E. P. Chicklis, “Resonantly pumped eyesafe erbium lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11, 645–657 (2005).
[CrossRef]

D. Y. Shen, J. K. Sahu, and W. A. Clarkson, “Highly efficient Er,Yb-doped fiber laser with 188  W free-running and >100  W tunable output power,” Opt. Express 13, 4916–4921 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004 (2)

2003 (1)

S. Jiang, S. B. Mendes, G. Nunzi-Conti, A. Chavez-Pirson, Y. Kaneda, T. Luo, Q. Chen, S. Hocde, D. Nguyen, E. Wright, J. Wang, W. Tian, Y. Hu, T. Nikolajsen, and N. Peyghambarian, “Multi-mode pumped amplifier using a newly developed 8  cm long erbium-doped phosphate glass fiber,” Opt. Eng. 42, 2817–2820 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002 (1)

S. D. Jackson and A. Lauto, “Diode-pumped fiber lasers: a new clinical tool?” Lasers Surg. Med. 30, 184–190 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2000 (2)

S. Jiang, T. Luo, B.-C. Hwang, F. Smekatala, K. Seneschal, J. Lucas, and N. Peyghambarian, “Er3+-doped phosphate glasses for fiber amplifiers with high gain per unit length,” J. Non-cryst. Solids 263–264, 364–368 (2000).
[CrossRef]

B. Hwang, S. Jiang, T. Luo, J. Watson, G. Sorbello, and N. Peyghambarian, “Cooperative upconversion and energy transfer of new high Er3+- and Yb3+–Er3+-doped phosphate glasses,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 833–839 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Alam, S.

Alegria, C.

Chavez-Pirson, A.

S. Jiang, S. B. Mendes, G. Nunzi-Conti, A. Chavez-Pirson, Y. Kaneda, T. Luo, Q. Chen, S. Hocde, D. Nguyen, E. Wright, J. Wang, W. Tian, Y. Hu, T. Nikolajsen, and N. Peyghambarian, “Multi-mode pumped amplifier using a newly developed 8  cm long erbium-doped phosphate glass fiber,” Opt. Eng. 42, 2817–2820 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Chen, Q.

S. Jiang, S. B. Mendes, G. Nunzi-Conti, A. Chavez-Pirson, Y. Kaneda, T. Luo, Q. Chen, S. Hocde, D. Nguyen, E. Wright, J. Wang, W. Tian, Y. Hu, T. Nikolajsen, and N. Peyghambarian, “Multi-mode pumped amplifier using a newly developed 8  cm long erbium-doped phosphate glass fiber,” Opt. Eng. 42, 2817–2820 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Chicklis, E. P.

S. D. Setzler, M. P. Francis, Y. E. Young, J. R. Konves, and E. P. Chicklis, “Resonantly pumped eyesafe erbium lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11, 645–657 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Clarkson, W. A.

Codemard, C.

Codemard, C. A.

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, “Erbium: ytterbium codoped large-core fiber laser with 297  W continuous-wave output power,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 573–579 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Dubinskii, M.

J. Zhang, V. Fromzel, and M. Dubinskii, “Resonantly cladding-pumped Yb-free Er-doped LMA fiber laser with record high power and efficiency,” Opt. Express 19, 5574–5578 (2011).
[CrossRef]

M. Dubinskii, J. Zhang, and V. Ter-Mikirtychev, “Record-efficient, resonantly-pumped, Er-doped single mode fibre amplifier,” Electron. Lett. 45, 400–401 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Francis, M. P.

S. D. Setzler, M. P. Francis, Y. E. Young, J. R. Konves, and E. P. Chicklis, “Resonantly pumped eyesafe erbium lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11, 645–657 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Fromzel, V.

Harker, A.

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, “Erbium: ytterbium codoped large-core fiber laser with 297  W continuous-wave output power,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 573–579 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Hickey, L.

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, “Erbium: ytterbium codoped large-core fiber laser with 297  W continuous-wave output power,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 573–579 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Hocde, S.

S. Jiang, S. B. Mendes, G. Nunzi-Conti, A. Chavez-Pirson, Y. Kaneda, T. Luo, Q. Chen, S. Hocde, D. Nguyen, E. Wright, J. Wang, W. Tian, Y. Hu, T. Nikolajsen, and N. Peyghambarian, “Multi-mode pumped amplifier using a newly developed 8  cm long erbium-doped phosphate glass fiber,” Opt. Eng. 42, 2817–2820 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Horley, R.

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, “Erbium: ytterbium codoped large-core fiber laser with 297  W continuous-wave output power,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 573–579 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Hu, Y.

S. Jiang, S. B. Mendes, G. Nunzi-Conti, A. Chavez-Pirson, Y. Kaneda, T. Luo, Q. Chen, S. Hocde, D. Nguyen, E. Wright, J. Wang, W. Tian, Y. Hu, T. Nikolajsen, and N. Peyghambarian, “Multi-mode pumped amplifier using a newly developed 8  cm long erbium-doped phosphate glass fiber,” Opt. Eng. 42, 2817–2820 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Hwang, B.

Hwang, B.-C.

S. Jiang, T. Luo, B.-C. Hwang, F. Smekatala, K. Seneschal, J. Lucas, and N. Peyghambarian, “Er3+-doped phosphate glasses for fiber amplifiers with high gain per unit length,” J. Non-cryst. Solids 263–264, 364–368 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Jackson, S. D.

S. D. Jackson and A. Lauto, “Diode-pumped fiber lasers: a new clinical tool?” Lasers Surg. Med. 30, 184–190 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Jeong, Y.

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, “Erbium: ytterbium codoped large-core fiber laser with 297  W continuous-wave output power,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 573–579 (2007).
[CrossRef]

V. Philippov, C. Codemard, Y. Jeong, C. Alegria, J. K. Sahu, J. Nilsson, and G. N. Pearson, “High-energy in-fiber pulse amplification for coherent lidar applications,” Opt. Lett. 29, 2590–2592 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Y. Jeong, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, and J. Nilsson, “Ytterbium-doped large-core fiber laser with 1.36  kW continuous-wave output power,” Opt. Express 12, 6088–6092 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Jiang, S.

S. Jiang, S. B. Mendes, G. Nunzi-Conti, A. Chavez-Pirson, Y. Kaneda, T. Luo, Q. Chen, S. Hocde, D. Nguyen, E. Wright, J. Wang, W. Tian, Y. Hu, T. Nikolajsen, and N. Peyghambarian, “Multi-mode pumped amplifier using a newly developed 8  cm long erbium-doped phosphate glass fiber,” Opt. Eng. 42, 2817–2820 (2003).
[CrossRef]

S. Jiang, T. Luo, B.-C. Hwang, F. Smekatala, K. Seneschal, J. Lucas, and N. Peyghambarian, “Er3+-doped phosphate glasses for fiber amplifiers with high gain per unit length,” J. Non-cryst. Solids 263–264, 364–368 (2000).
[CrossRef]

B. Hwang, S. Jiang, T. Luo, J. Watson, G. Sorbello, and N. Peyghambarian, “Cooperative upconversion and energy transfer of new high Er3+- and Yb3+–Er3+-doped phosphate glasses,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 833–839 (2000).
[CrossRef]

S. Jiang and C. P. Spiegelberg, “Rare-earth doped phosphate-glass single-mode fiber lasers,” U.S. Patent6,816,514 (9November, 2004).

S. Jiang, T. Luo, and K. Seneschal, “Alkali-metal-free phosphate glass with dn/dT ≈ 0 for use in fiber amplifiers,” U.S. Patent6,836,356 (28December, 2004).

S. Jiang, Y. Kaneda, C. Speigelberg, and T. Luo, “Single frequency narrow linewidth 1 micron fiber laser,” U.S. Patent6,982,997 (3January, 2006).

S. Jiang and T. Luo, “Thulium and/or holmium doped silicate glasses for two micron lasers,” U.S. Patent8,121,154 (21February2012).

Kaneda, Y.

S. Jiang, S. B. Mendes, G. Nunzi-Conti, A. Chavez-Pirson, Y. Kaneda, T. Luo, Q. Chen, S. Hocde, D. Nguyen, E. Wright, J. Wang, W. Tian, Y. Hu, T. Nikolajsen, and N. Peyghambarian, “Multi-mode pumped amplifier using a newly developed 8  cm long erbium-doped phosphate glass fiber,” Opt. Eng. 42, 2817–2820 (2003).
[CrossRef]

S. Jiang, Y. Kaneda, C. Speigelberg, and T. Luo, “Single frequency narrow linewidth 1 micron fiber laser,” U.S. Patent6,982,997 (3January, 2006).

Konves, J. R.

S. D. Setzler, M. P. Francis, Y. E. Young, J. R. Konves, and E. P. Chicklis, “Resonantly pumped eyesafe erbium lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11, 645–657 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Lauto, A.

S. D. Jackson and A. Lauto, “Diode-pumped fiber lasers: a new clinical tool?” Lasers Surg. Med. 30, 184–190 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Lim, E.-L.

Lovelady, M.

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, “Erbium: ytterbium codoped large-core fiber laser with 297  W continuous-wave output power,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 573–579 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Lucas, J.

S. Jiang, T. Luo, B.-C. Hwang, F. Smekatala, K. Seneschal, J. Lucas, and N. Peyghambarian, “Er3+-doped phosphate glasses for fiber amplifiers with high gain per unit length,” J. Non-cryst. Solids 263–264, 364–368 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Luo, T.

S. Jiang, S. B. Mendes, G. Nunzi-Conti, A. Chavez-Pirson, Y. Kaneda, T. Luo, Q. Chen, S. Hocde, D. Nguyen, E. Wright, J. Wang, W. Tian, Y. Hu, T. Nikolajsen, and N. Peyghambarian, “Multi-mode pumped amplifier using a newly developed 8  cm long erbium-doped phosphate glass fiber,” Opt. Eng. 42, 2817–2820 (2003).
[CrossRef]

B. Hwang, S. Jiang, T. Luo, J. Watson, G. Sorbello, and N. Peyghambarian, “Cooperative upconversion and energy transfer of new high Er3+- and Yb3+–Er3+-doped phosphate glasses,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 833–839 (2000).
[CrossRef]

S. Jiang, T. Luo, B.-C. Hwang, F. Smekatala, K. Seneschal, J. Lucas, and N. Peyghambarian, “Er3+-doped phosphate glasses for fiber amplifiers with high gain per unit length,” J. Non-cryst. Solids 263–264, 364–368 (2000).
[CrossRef]

S. Jiang and T. Luo, “Thulium and/or holmium doped silicate glasses for two micron lasers,” U.S. Patent8,121,154 (21February2012).

S. Jiang, T. Luo, and K. Seneschal, “Alkali-metal-free phosphate glass with dn/dT ≈ 0 for use in fiber amplifiers,” U.S. Patent6,836,356 (28December, 2004).

S. Jiang, Y. Kaneda, C. Speigelberg, and T. Luo, “Single frequency narrow linewidth 1 micron fiber laser,” U.S. Patent6,982,997 (3January, 2006).

Mendes, S. B.

S. Jiang, S. B. Mendes, G. Nunzi-Conti, A. Chavez-Pirson, Y. Kaneda, T. Luo, Q. Chen, S. Hocde, D. Nguyen, E. Wright, J. Wang, W. Tian, Y. Hu, T. Nikolajsen, and N. Peyghambarian, “Multi-mode pumped amplifier using a newly developed 8  cm long erbium-doped phosphate glass fiber,” Opt. Eng. 42, 2817–2820 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Nguyen, D.

S. Jiang, S. B. Mendes, G. Nunzi-Conti, A. Chavez-Pirson, Y. Kaneda, T. Luo, Q. Chen, S. Hocde, D. Nguyen, E. Wright, J. Wang, W. Tian, Y. Hu, T. Nikolajsen, and N. Peyghambarian, “Multi-mode pumped amplifier using a newly developed 8  cm long erbium-doped phosphate glass fiber,” Opt. Eng. 42, 2817–2820 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Nikolajsen, T.

S. Jiang, S. B. Mendes, G. Nunzi-Conti, A. Chavez-Pirson, Y. Kaneda, T. Luo, Q. Chen, S. Hocde, D. Nguyen, E. Wright, J. Wang, W. Tian, Y. Hu, T. Nikolajsen, and N. Peyghambarian, “Multi-mode pumped amplifier using a newly developed 8  cm long erbium-doped phosphate glass fiber,” Opt. Eng. 42, 2817–2820 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Nilsson, J.

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, “Erbium: ytterbium codoped large-core fiber laser with 297  W continuous-wave output power,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 573–579 (2007).
[CrossRef]

V. Philippov, C. Codemard, Y. Jeong, C. Alegria, J. K. Sahu, J. Nilsson, and G. N. Pearson, “High-energy in-fiber pulse amplification for coherent lidar applications,” Opt. Lett. 29, 2590–2592 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Y. Jeong, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, and J. Nilsson, “Ytterbium-doped large-core fiber laser with 1.36  kW continuous-wave output power,” Opt. Express 12, 6088–6092 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Nunzi-Conti, G.

S. Jiang, S. B. Mendes, G. Nunzi-Conti, A. Chavez-Pirson, Y. Kaneda, T. Luo, Q. Chen, S. Hocde, D. Nguyen, E. Wright, J. Wang, W. Tian, Y. Hu, T. Nikolajsen, and N. Peyghambarian, “Multi-mode pumped amplifier using a newly developed 8  cm long erbium-doped phosphate glass fiber,” Opt. Eng. 42, 2817–2820 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Payne, D. N.

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, “Erbium: ytterbium codoped large-core fiber laser with 297  W continuous-wave output power,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 573–579 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Y. Jeong, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, and J. Nilsson, “Ytterbium-doped large-core fiber laser with 1.36  kW continuous-wave output power,” Opt. Express 12, 6088–6092 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Pearson, G. N.

Peyghambarian, N.

S. Jiang, S. B. Mendes, G. Nunzi-Conti, A. Chavez-Pirson, Y. Kaneda, T. Luo, Q. Chen, S. Hocde, D. Nguyen, E. Wright, J. Wang, W. Tian, Y. Hu, T. Nikolajsen, and N. Peyghambarian, “Multi-mode pumped amplifier using a newly developed 8  cm long erbium-doped phosphate glass fiber,” Opt. Eng. 42, 2817–2820 (2003).
[CrossRef]

S. Jiang, T. Luo, B.-C. Hwang, F. Smekatala, K. Seneschal, J. Lucas, and N. Peyghambarian, “Er3+-doped phosphate glasses for fiber amplifiers with high gain per unit length,” J. Non-cryst. Solids 263–264, 364–368 (2000).
[CrossRef]

B. Hwang, S. Jiang, T. Luo, J. Watson, G. Sorbello, and N. Peyghambarian, “Cooperative upconversion and energy transfer of new high Er3+- and Yb3+–Er3+-doped phosphate glasses,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 833–839 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Philippov, V.

Piper, A.

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, “Erbium: ytterbium codoped large-core fiber laser with 297  W continuous-wave output power,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 573–579 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Richardson, D. J.

Sahu, J. K.

Seneschal, K.

S. Jiang, T. Luo, B.-C. Hwang, F. Smekatala, K. Seneschal, J. Lucas, and N. Peyghambarian, “Er3+-doped phosphate glasses for fiber amplifiers with high gain per unit length,” J. Non-cryst. Solids 263–264, 364–368 (2000).
[CrossRef]

S. Jiang, T. Luo, and K. Seneschal, “Alkali-metal-free phosphate glass with dn/dT ≈ 0 for use in fiber amplifiers,” U.S. Patent6,836,356 (28December, 2004).

Setzler, S. D.

S. D. Setzler, M. P. Francis, Y. E. Young, J. R. Konves, and E. P. Chicklis, “Resonantly pumped eyesafe erbium lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11, 645–657 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Shen, D. Y.

Smekatala, F.

S. Jiang, T. Luo, B.-C. Hwang, F. Smekatala, K. Seneschal, J. Lucas, and N. Peyghambarian, “Er3+-doped phosphate glasses for fiber amplifiers with high gain per unit length,” J. Non-cryst. Solids 263–264, 364–368 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Sorbello, G.

Speigelberg, C.

S. Jiang, Y. Kaneda, C. Speigelberg, and T. Luo, “Single frequency narrow linewidth 1 micron fiber laser,” U.S. Patent6,982,997 (3January, 2006).

Spiegelberg, C. P.

S. Jiang and C. P. Spiegelberg, “Rare-earth doped phosphate-glass single-mode fiber lasers,” U.S. Patent6,816,514 (9November, 2004).

Ter-Mikirtychev, V.

M. Dubinskii, J. Zhang, and V. Ter-Mikirtychev, “Record-efficient, resonantly-pumped, Er-doped single mode fibre amplifier,” Electron. Lett. 45, 400–401 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Tian, W.

S. Jiang, S. B. Mendes, G. Nunzi-Conti, A. Chavez-Pirson, Y. Kaneda, T. Luo, Q. Chen, S. Hocde, D. Nguyen, E. Wright, J. Wang, W. Tian, Y. Hu, T. Nikolajsen, and N. Peyghambarian, “Multi-mode pumped amplifier using a newly developed 8  cm long erbium-doped phosphate glass fiber,” Opt. Eng. 42, 2817–2820 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Turner, P. W.

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, R. Horley, P. W. Turner, L. Hickey, A. Harker, M. Lovelady, and A. Piper, “Erbium: ytterbium codoped large-core fiber laser with 297  W continuous-wave output power,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 573–579 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Wang, J.

S. Jiang, S. B. Mendes, G. Nunzi-Conti, A. Chavez-Pirson, Y. Kaneda, T. Luo, Q. Chen, S. Hocde, D. Nguyen, E. Wright, J. Wang, W. Tian, Y. Hu, T. Nikolajsen, and N. Peyghambarian, “Multi-mode pumped amplifier using a newly developed 8  cm long erbium-doped phosphate glass fiber,” Opt. Eng. 42, 2817–2820 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Watson, J.

Wright, E.

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

(a) Experimental setup for a resonantly core-pumped fiber amplifier with 1 m long Yb-free Er-doped silicate glass fiber. (b) 10 W fiber source at 1535 nm was used as a pump source, and (c) its output characteristics. MFA, mode field adapter; PS, pump stripper.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Laser output power and (b) gain from the resonantly core-pumped Er-doped fiber amplifier. The seed laser power was about 0.5 W.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Optical spectra of the laser output from the resonantly core-pumped Er-doped fiber amplifier (a) without a diffraction grating and (b) with a diffraction grating.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(a) Experimental setup for a resonantly cladding-pumped fiber amplifier with 2 m long Yb-free Er-doped silicate glass fiber. (b) Total pump power at 1535 nm available for the fiber amplifier. WCCP, water-cooling controlled copper plate; OSA, optical spectrum analyzer.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

(a) Laser output power and (b) gain from the resonantly cladding-pumped Er-doped fiber amplifier. The seed laser power was about 1 W.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Typical optical spectra of the laser output from with the resonantly cladding-pumped Er-doped fiber amplifier with (a) backward output and (b) forward output.

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Table 1. Parameters of Er-doped All-Glass Double Cladding Fiber

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