Abstract

To the best of our knowledge we report for the first time on an Yb-sensitized Er-doped cladding pumped fiber amplifier which is simultaneously seeded by two single-frequency lasers operating at 1556 nm and 1064 nm, respectively. This mode of operation ensures stable amplifier operation by reducing the gain around 1 µm wavelength to the large signal gain value, while having no significant effect on the slope efficiency of the amplification process at 1556 nm when pumping at 976 nm. We were able to demonstrate stable output power of 8.7 W at 1556 nm with an amplifier gain of > 22 dB, a co-propagating pumping scheme and the power limitation only being set by the available amount of pump power.

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2009 (2)

2008 (1)

2007 (3)

Y. Jeong, J. Nilsson, J. Sahu, D. Payne, R. Horley, L. Hickey, and P. Turner, “Power Scaling of Single-Frequency Ytterbium-Doped Fiber Master-Oscillator Power-Amplifier Sources up to 500 W,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 546–551 (2007).
[CrossRef]

B. Morasse, S. Agger, S. Chatigny, É. Gagnon, J.-P. de Sandro, and C. Poulsen, “10W ASE-free single mode high power double cladding Er3+-Yb3+ amplifier,” Proc. SPIE 6453, 645324 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. Sahu, D. Payne, R. Horley, P. 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(3), 573–579 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (1)

K. Tankala, B. Samson, A. Carter, J. Farroni, D. Machewirth, N. Jacobson, U. Manyam, A. Sanchez, M.-Y. Cheng, A. Galvanauskas, W. Torruellas, and Y. Chen, “New developments in high power eye-safe LMA fibers,” Proc. SPIE 6102, 610206 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005 (2)

A. Yusim, J. Barsalou, D. Gapontsev, N. S. Platonov, O. Shkurikhin, V. P. Gapontsev, Y. A. Barannikov, and F. V. Shcherbina, “100 Watt, single-mode, CW, linearly polarized all-fiber format 1.56um laser with suppression of parasitic lasing effects,” Proc. SPIE 5709, 69–77 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Y. Jeong, J. K. Sahu, D. B. S. Soh, C. A. Codemard, and J. Nilsson, “High-power tunable single-frequency single-mode erbium:ytterbium codoped large-core fiber master-oscillator power amplifier source,” Opt. Lett. 30(22), 2997–2999 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1994 (1)

J. Lincoln, W. Barnes, W. Brocklesby, and J. Townsend, “Spectroscopic evaluation of the vibrational coupling of Er3+ ions in phospho-aluminosilicate fibres and an explanation of compositional variations in Er-Yb 1.5 µm amplifier performance,” J. Lumin. 60-61, 204–207 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1992 (1)

S. Grubb, W. Humer, R. Cannon, T. Windhorn, S. Vendetta, K. Sweeney, P. Leilabady, W. Barnes, K. Jedrzejewski, and J. Townsend, “+21 dBm erbium power amplifier pumped by a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4(6), 553–555 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1991 (1)

P. Blixt, J. Nilsson, T. Carlnäs, and B. Jaskorzynska, “Concentration-dependent upconversion in Er3+-doped fiber amplifiers: Experiments and modeling,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 3(11), 996–998 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Agger, S.

B. Morasse, S. Agger, S. Chatigny, É. Gagnon, J.-P. de Sandro, and C. Poulsen, “10W ASE-free single mode high power double cladding Er3+-Yb3+ amplifier,” Proc. SPIE 6453, 645324 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Barannikov, Y. A.

A. Yusim, J. Barsalou, D. Gapontsev, N. S. Platonov, O. Shkurikhin, V. P. Gapontsev, Y. A. Barannikov, and F. V. Shcherbina, “100 Watt, single-mode, CW, linearly polarized all-fiber format 1.56um laser with suppression of parasitic lasing effects,” Proc. SPIE 5709, 69–77 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Barnes, W.

J. Lincoln, W. Barnes, W. Brocklesby, and J. Townsend, “Spectroscopic evaluation of the vibrational coupling of Er3+ ions in phospho-aluminosilicate fibres and an explanation of compositional variations in Er-Yb 1.5 µm amplifier performance,” J. Lumin. 60-61, 204–207 (1994).
[CrossRef]

S. Grubb, W. Humer, R. Cannon, T. Windhorn, S. Vendetta, K. Sweeney, P. Leilabady, W. Barnes, K. Jedrzejewski, and J. Townsend, “+21 dBm erbium power amplifier pumped by a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4(6), 553–555 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Barsalou, J.

A. Yusim, J. Barsalou, D. Gapontsev, N. S. Platonov, O. Shkurikhin, V. P. Gapontsev, Y. A. Barannikov, and F. V. Shcherbina, “100 Watt, single-mode, CW, linearly polarized all-fiber format 1.56um laser with suppression of parasitic lasing effects,” Proc. SPIE 5709, 69–77 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Blixt, P.

P. Blixt, J. Nilsson, T. Carlnäs, and B. Jaskorzynska, “Concentration-dependent upconversion in Er3+-doped fiber amplifiers: Experiments and modeling,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 3(11), 996–998 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Book, L. D.

Brocklesby, W.

J. Lincoln, W. Barnes, W. Brocklesby, and J. Townsend, “Spectroscopic evaluation of the vibrational coupling of Er3+ ions in phospho-aluminosilicate fibres and an explanation of compositional variations in Er-Yb 1.5 µm amplifier performance,” J. Lumin. 60-61, 204–207 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Brückner, F.

Burmeister, O.

Cannon, R.

S. Grubb, W. Humer, R. Cannon, T. Windhorn, S. Vendetta, K. Sweeney, P. Leilabady, W. Barnes, K. Jedrzejewski, and J. Townsend, “+21 dBm erbium power amplifier pumped by a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4(6), 553–555 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Carlnäs, T.

P. Blixt, J. Nilsson, T. Carlnäs, and B. Jaskorzynska, “Concentration-dependent upconversion in Er3+-doped fiber amplifiers: Experiments and modeling,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 3(11), 996–998 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Carter, A.

K. Tankala, B. Samson, A. Carter, J. Farroni, D. Machewirth, N. Jacobson, U. Manyam, A. Sanchez, M.-Y. Cheng, A. Galvanauskas, W. Torruellas, and Y. Chen, “New developments in high power eye-safe LMA fibers,” Proc. SPIE 6102, 610206 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Chatigny, S.

B. Morasse, S. Agger, S. Chatigny, É. Gagnon, J.-P. de Sandro, and C. Poulsen, “10W ASE-free single mode high power double cladding Er3+-Yb3+ amplifier,” Proc. SPIE 6453, 645324 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Chen, Y.

K. Tankala, B. Samson, A. Carter, J. Farroni, D. Machewirth, N. Jacobson, U. Manyam, A. Sanchez, M.-Y. Cheng, A. Galvanauskas, W. Torruellas, and Y. Chen, “New developments in high power eye-safe LMA fibers,” Proc. SPIE 6102, 610206 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Cheng, M.-Y.

K. Tankala, B. Samson, A. Carter, J. Farroni, D. Machewirth, N. Jacobson, U. Manyam, A. Sanchez, M.-Y. Cheng, A. Galvanauskas, W. Torruellas, and Y. Chen, “New developments in high power eye-safe LMA fibers,” Proc. SPIE 6102, 610206 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Clausnitzer, T.

Codemard, C.

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. Sahu, D. Payne, R. Horley, P. 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(3), 573–579 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Codemard, C. A.

Danzmann, K.

de Sandro, J.-P.

B. Morasse, S. Agger, S. Chatigny, É. Gagnon, J.-P. de Sandro, and C. Poulsen, “10W ASE-free single mode high power double cladding Er3+-Yb3+ amplifier,” Proc. SPIE 6453, 645324 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Eberle, T.

Farroni, J.

K. Tankala, B. Samson, A. Carter, J. Farroni, D. Machewirth, N. Jacobson, U. Manyam, A. Sanchez, M.-Y. Cheng, A. Galvanauskas, W. Torruellas, and Y. Chen, “New developments in high power eye-safe LMA fibers,” Proc. SPIE 6102, 610206 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Friedrich, D.

Gagnon, É.

B. Morasse, S. Agger, S. Chatigny, É. Gagnon, J.-P. de Sandro, and C. Poulsen, “10W ASE-free single mode high power double cladding Er3+-Yb3+ amplifier,” Proc. SPIE 6453, 645324 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Galvanauskas, A.

K. Tankala, B. Samson, A. Carter, J. Farroni, D. Machewirth, N. Jacobson, U. Manyam, A. Sanchez, M.-Y. Cheng, A. Galvanauskas, W. Torruellas, and Y. Chen, “New developments in high power eye-safe LMA fibers,” Proc. SPIE 6102, 610206 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Gapontsev, D.

A. Yusim, J. Barsalou, D. Gapontsev, N. S. Platonov, O. Shkurikhin, V. P. Gapontsev, Y. A. Barannikov, and F. V. Shcherbina, “100 Watt, single-mode, CW, linearly polarized all-fiber format 1.56um laser with suppression of parasitic lasing effects,” Proc. SPIE 5709, 69–77 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Gapontsev, V. P.

A. Yusim, J. Barsalou, D. Gapontsev, N. S. Platonov, O. Shkurikhin, V. P. Gapontsev, Y. A. Barannikov, and F. V. Shcherbina, “100 Watt, single-mode, CW, linearly polarized all-fiber format 1.56um laser with suppression of parasitic lasing effects,” Proc. SPIE 5709, 69–77 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Goodno, G. D.

Grubb, S.

S. Grubb, W. Humer, R. Cannon, T. Windhorn, S. Vendetta, K. Sweeney, P. Leilabady, W. Barnes, K. Jedrzejewski, and J. Townsend, “+21 dBm erbium power amplifier pumped by a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4(6), 553–555 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Harker, A.

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. Sahu, D. Payne, R. Horley, P. 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(3), 573–579 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Hickey, L.

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. Sahu, D. Payne, R. Horley, P. 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(3), 573–579 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Y. Jeong, J. Nilsson, J. Sahu, D. Payne, R. Horley, L. Hickey, and P. Turner, “Power Scaling of Single-Frequency Ytterbium-Doped Fiber Master-Oscillator Power-Amplifier Sources up to 500 W,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 546–551 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Horley, R.

Y. Jeong, J. Nilsson, J. Sahu, D. Payne, R. Horley, L. Hickey, and P. Turner, “Power Scaling of Single-Frequency Ytterbium-Doped Fiber Master-Oscillator Power-Amplifier Sources up to 500 W,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 546–551 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. Sahu, D. Payne, R. Horley, P. 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(3), 573–579 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Humer, W.

S. Grubb, W. Humer, R. Cannon, T. Windhorn, S. Vendetta, K. Sweeney, P. Leilabady, W. Barnes, K. Jedrzejewski, and J. Townsend, “+21 dBm erbium power amplifier pumped by a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4(6), 553–555 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Jacobson, N.

K. Tankala, B. Samson, A. Carter, J. Farroni, D. Machewirth, N. Jacobson, U. Manyam, A. Sanchez, M.-Y. Cheng, A. Galvanauskas, W. Torruellas, and Y. Chen, “New developments in high power eye-safe LMA fibers,” Proc. SPIE 6102, 610206 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Jaskorzynska, B.

P. Blixt, J. Nilsson, T. Carlnäs, and B. Jaskorzynska, “Concentration-dependent upconversion in Er3+-doped fiber amplifiers: Experiments and modeling,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 3(11), 996–998 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Jedrzejewski, K.

S. Grubb, W. Humer, R. Cannon, T. Windhorn, S. Vendetta, K. Sweeney, P. Leilabady, W. Barnes, K. Jedrzejewski, and J. Townsend, “+21 dBm erbium power amplifier pumped by a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4(6), 553–555 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Jeong, Y.

Y. Jeong, J. Nilsson, J. Sahu, D. Payne, R. Horley, L. Hickey, and P. Turner, “Power Scaling of Single-Frequency Ytterbium-Doped Fiber Master-Oscillator Power-Amplifier Sources up to 500 W,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 546–551 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. Sahu, D. Payne, R. Horley, P. 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(3), 573–579 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Y. Jeong, J. K. Sahu, D. B. S. Soh, C. A. Codemard, and J. Nilsson, “High-power tunable single-frequency single-mode erbium:ytterbium codoped large-core fiber master-oscillator power amplifier source,” Opt. Lett. 30(22), 2997–2999 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kley, E.-B.

Leilabady, P.

S. Grubb, W. Humer, R. Cannon, T. Windhorn, S. Vendetta, K. Sweeney, P. Leilabady, W. Barnes, K. Jedrzejewski, and J. Townsend, “+21 dBm erbium power amplifier pumped by a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4(6), 553–555 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Lincoln, J.

J. Lincoln, W. Barnes, W. Brocklesby, and J. Townsend, “Spectroscopic evaluation of the vibrational coupling of Er3+ ions in phospho-aluminosilicate fibres and an explanation of compositional variations in Er-Yb 1.5 µm amplifier performance,” J. Lumin. 60-61, 204–207 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Lovelady, M.

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. Sahu, D. Payne, R. Horley, P. 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(3), 573–579 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Machewirth, D.

K. Tankala, B. Samson, A. Carter, J. Farroni, D. Machewirth, N. Jacobson, U. Manyam, A. Sanchez, M.-Y. Cheng, A. Galvanauskas, W. Torruellas, and Y. Chen, “New developments in high power eye-safe LMA fibers,” Proc. SPIE 6102, 610206 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Manyam, U.

K. Tankala, B. Samson, A. Carter, J. Farroni, D. Machewirth, N. Jacobson, U. Manyam, A. Sanchez, M.-Y. Cheng, A. Galvanauskas, W. Torruellas, and Y. Chen, “New developments in high power eye-safe LMA fibers,” Proc. SPIE 6102, 610206 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Mehmet, M.

Morasse, B.

B. Morasse, S. Agger, S. Chatigny, É. Gagnon, J.-P. de Sandro, and C. Poulsen, “10W ASE-free single mode high power double cladding Er3+-Yb3+ amplifier,” Proc. SPIE 6453, 645324 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Nilsson, J.

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. Sahu, D. Payne, R. Horley, P. 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(3), 573–579 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Y. Jeong, J. Nilsson, J. Sahu, D. Payne, R. Horley, L. Hickey, and P. Turner, “Power Scaling of Single-Frequency Ytterbium-Doped Fiber Master-Oscillator Power-Amplifier Sources up to 500 W,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 546–551 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Y. Jeong, J. K. Sahu, D. B. S. Soh, C. A. Codemard, and J. Nilsson, “High-power tunable single-frequency single-mode erbium:ytterbium codoped large-core fiber master-oscillator power amplifier source,” Opt. Lett. 30(22), 2997–2999 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Blixt, J. Nilsson, T. Carlnäs, and B. Jaskorzynska, “Concentration-dependent upconversion in Er3+-doped fiber amplifiers: Experiments and modeling,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 3(11), 996–998 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Payne, D.

Y. Jeong, J. Nilsson, J. Sahu, D. Payne, R. Horley, L. Hickey, and P. Turner, “Power Scaling of Single-Frequency Ytterbium-Doped Fiber Master-Oscillator Power-Amplifier Sources up to 500 W,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 546–551 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. Sahu, D. Payne, R. Horley, P. 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(3), 573–579 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Piper, A.

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. Sahu, D. Payne, R. Horley, P. 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(3), 573–579 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Platonov, N. S.

A. Yusim, J. Barsalou, D. Gapontsev, N. S. Platonov, O. Shkurikhin, V. P. Gapontsev, Y. A. Barannikov, and F. V. Shcherbina, “100 Watt, single-mode, CW, linearly polarized all-fiber format 1.56um laser with suppression of parasitic lasing effects,” Proc. SPIE 5709, 69–77 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Poulsen, C.

B. Morasse, S. Agger, S. Chatigny, É. Gagnon, J.-P. de Sandro, and C. Poulsen, “10W ASE-free single mode high power double cladding Er3+-Yb3+ amplifier,” Proc. SPIE 6453, 645324 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Rothenberg, J. E.

Sahu, J.

Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. Sahu, D. Payne, R. Horley, P. 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(3), 573–579 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Y. Jeong, J. Nilsson, J. Sahu, D. Payne, R. Horley, L. Hickey, and P. Turner, “Power Scaling of Single-Frequency Ytterbium-Doped Fiber Master-Oscillator Power-Amplifier Sources up to 500 W,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 546–551 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Sahu, J. K.

Samson, B.

K. Tankala, B. Samson, A. Carter, J. Farroni, D. Machewirth, N. Jacobson, U. Manyam, A. Sanchez, M.-Y. Cheng, A. Galvanauskas, W. Torruellas, and Y. Chen, “New developments in high power eye-safe LMA fibers,” Proc. SPIE 6102, 610206 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Sanchez, A.

K. Tankala, B. Samson, A. Carter, J. Farroni, D. Machewirth, N. Jacobson, U. Manyam, A. Sanchez, M.-Y. Cheng, A. Galvanauskas, W. Torruellas, and Y. Chen, “New developments in high power eye-safe LMA fibers,” Proc. SPIE 6102, 610206 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Schnabel, R.

Shcherbina, F. V.

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Steinlechner, S.

Sweeney, K.

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K. Tankala, B. Samson, A. Carter, J. Farroni, D. Machewirth, N. Jacobson, U. Manyam, A. Sanchez, M.-Y. Cheng, A. Galvanauskas, W. Torruellas, and Y. Chen, “New developments in high power eye-safe LMA fibers,” Proc. SPIE 6102, 610206 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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Torruellas, W.

K. Tankala, B. Samson, A. Carter, J. Farroni, D. Machewirth, N. Jacobson, U. Manyam, A. Sanchez, M.-Y. Cheng, A. Galvanauskas, W. Torruellas, and Y. Chen, “New developments in high power eye-safe LMA fibers,” Proc. SPIE 6102, 610206 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Vendetta, S.

S. Grubb, W. Humer, R. Cannon, T. Windhorn, S. Vendetta, K. Sweeney, P. Leilabady, W. Barnes, K. Jedrzejewski, and J. Townsend, “+21 dBm erbium power amplifier pumped by a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4(6), 553–555 (1992).
[CrossRef]

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S. Grubb, W. Humer, R. Cannon, T. Windhorn, S. Vendetta, K. Sweeney, P. Leilabady, W. Barnes, K. Jedrzejewski, and J. Townsend, “+21 dBm erbium power amplifier pumped by a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4(6), 553–555 (1992).
[CrossRef]

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Y. Jeong, S. Yoo, C. Codemard, J. Nilsson, J. Sahu, D. Payne, R. Horley, P. 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(3), 573–579 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Y. Jeong, J. Nilsson, J. Sahu, D. Payne, R. Horley, L. Hickey, and P. Turner, “Power Scaling of Single-Frequency Ytterbium-Doped Fiber Master-Oscillator Power-Amplifier Sources up to 500 W,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 546–551 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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K. Tankala, B. Samson, A. Carter, J. Farroni, D. Machewirth, N. Jacobson, U. Manyam, A. Sanchez, M.-Y. Cheng, A. Galvanauskas, W. Torruellas, and Y. Chen, “New developments in high power eye-safe LMA fibers,” Proc. SPIE 6102, 610206 (2006).
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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup. NPRO: Non-Planar Ring Oscillator, OI: Optical Isolator, TFB: Tapered Fiber Bundle, WDM: Wavelength Division Multiplexer.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Emitted pump power plotted against signal power at 1.5 µm in W (left) and Yb-ASE power in mW (right) in case of no additional seed signal at 1064 nm.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a). Er-signal spectra on logarithmic scale in case of no additional seed signal at 1064 nm. (b): Yb-ASE spectra on logarithmic scale in case of no additional seed signal at 1064 nm. The resolution bandwidth of the optical spectrum analyzer was set to 0.5 nm.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Yb-signal (a) and Er-signal (b) spectra in case of 60 mW additional seed signal at 1064 nm. The resolution bandwidth of the optical spectrum analyzer was set to 0.5 nm.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Emitted pump power plotted against signal power at (a) 1.5 µm and (b) 1.0 µm wavelength in case of 60 mW additional seed signal at 1064 nm.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Emitted signal power at 1.0 µm in W plotted against output power at 1.5 µm (left; black) and at 1.0 µm (right; red) in case of 80 mW seed at 1.5 µm and (a): 0 W, (b): 7 W, (c): 17 W and (d) 30 W emitted pump power at 976 nm.

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