Abstract

A high-power 83W cladding-pumped Tm3+-Ho3+-doped silica fiber laser is reported. Using bidirectional 793nm diode pumping, a maximum slope efficiency of 42% was produced after a threshold launched pump power of 12W was exceeded. The laser operated at wavelengths near 2105nm with moderate beam quality, i.e., M21.5. Further power scaling of the fiber laser was limited by thermal failure of the fiber ends.

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Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (1)

P. A. Budni, C. A. Miller, M. L. Lemons, P. A. Ketteridge, L. A. Pomeranz, T. M. Pollak, P. G. Schunemann, S. D. Setzler, K. L. Lanier, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, in Proceedings of IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS) 13th Annual Meeting (IEEE, 2000), pp. 609-610.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the experimental setup. HR, highly reflecting; HT, highly transmitting.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output power, P out , from the L = 4.2 m fiber laser measured as function of the launched pump power, P L . The inset displays the slope efficiency, η S , of the fiber laser output measured as a function of the length, L, of the double-clad fiber when the fiber was pumped from either one end or both ends.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Measurements of the beam radius as a function of the distance from the focus of an f = 500 mm AR-coated plano–convex ZnSe singlet lens. The beam quality was measured when the output power from the fiber laser was 2 and 65 W . L = 4.2 m .

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Measured spectrum of the fiber laser output for two values of the output power. L = 4.2 m . Note spectrum was recorded over 1800 2150 nm with no laser emission observed for wavelengths < 2092 nm .

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Measurements of the output from the L = 4.2 m fiber laser taken over a 39 s period. The inset displays the variation in the fiber laser output over a 400 μ s time period.

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