Abstract

We report fundamental mode operation in ytterbium-doped leakage channel fibers with effective areas up to 3160µm2. These fibers are bend-resistant. Lasers with slope efficiency ~60% and M2~1.3 has been demonstrated. Bend loss and amplifier performance have also been characterized.

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K. H. Liao, K. C. Hou, G. Q. Change, V. Smirnov, L. Glebov, R. Changkakoti, P. Mamidipudi, and A. Galvanauskas, "Diffraction-limited 65μm core Yb-doped LMA fiber based high energy fiber CPA systems in Proceedings of Conference of Lasers and Electro-Optics, (Long Beach, California., 2006), paper CPDB4.

<jrn>. W. E. Torruellas, Y. Chen, B. McIntosh, J. Faroni, K. Tankala, S. Webster, D. J. Hagan, and M. J. Soileau, "High peak power ytterbium-doped fiber amplifiers," presented in Photonic West, San Jose, California, USA, 21-26 January 2006.</jrn>

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Figures (7)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

(a). Fiber cross section, (b). measured near field profile, (c). simulated mode profile of the 50µm core fiber.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Measured CW laser performance of the 50µm core fiber.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Measured bend performance of the 50µm core fiber.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(a). Fiber cross section, (b). measured near field profile, (c). simulated mode profile of the 80µm core fiber.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Measured CW laser performance of the 80µm core fiber.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Measured spectral gain of the 80µm core fiber. Input ASE spectrum is shown in the inset.

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

Measured bend performance of the 80µm core fiber.

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