Abstract

With a tapered double-clad all-glass ytterbium fiber as a gain medium, a maximum output power of over 200 W at 1079 nm and a slope efficiency of over 70% were demonstrated. The tapered double-clad fiber concept allows for using low-brightness diode bars and results in cost-effective and efficient high-power fiber lasers. The adiabatic conical fiber gain waveguide combines improved pump absorption owing to enhanced mode mixing in the pump cladding, low-noise single fundamental mode operation with M2⩽1.02, and strong potential for significant power scaling.

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L. Li, Q. Lou, J. Zhou, J. Dong, Y. Wei, S. Du, and B. He, Opt. Commun. 281, 655 (2008).

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L. Li, Q. Lou, J. Zhou, J. Dong, Y. Wei, S. Du, and B. He, Opt. Commun. 281, 655 (2008).

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Sandrock, T.

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Shepherd, D. P.

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J. A. Alvarez-Chavez, A. B. Grudinin, J. Nilsson, P. W. Turner, and W. A. Clarkson, in Conference on Laser and Electro-Optics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 1999), p. 247.

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V. Reichel, S. Unger, K. Mörl, H.-R. Müller, T. Sandrock, and A. Harschak, in Proceedings of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-optics (CLEO) Europe 2003 (IEEE, 2003), paper CL-3-FRI.

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Q. Peng, G. Wang, Y. Bo, X. Guo, A. Geng, Z. Xu, L. Ren, Y. Zhang, Y. Wang, W. Zhao, and L. Wang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 251101 (2005).
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Q. Peng, G. Wang, Y. Bo, X. Guo, A. Geng, Z. Xu, L. Ren, Y. Zhang, Y. Wang, W. Zhao, and L. Wang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 251101 (2005).
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Q. Peng, G. Wang, Y. Bo, X. Guo, A. Geng, Z. Xu, L. Ren, Y. Zhang, Y. Wang, W. Zhao, and L. Wang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 251101 (2005).
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Q. Peng, G. Wang, Y. Bo, X. Guo, A. Geng, Z. Xu, L. Ren, Y. Zhang, Y. Wang, W. Zhao, and L. Wang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 251101 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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L. Li, Q. Lou, J. Zhou, J. Dong, Y. Wei, S. Du, and B. He, Opt. Commun. 281, 655 (2008).

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Q. Peng, G. Wang, Y. Bo, X. Guo, A. Geng, Z. Xu, L. Ren, Y. Zhang, Y. Wang, W. Zhao, and L. Wang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 251101 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Am. Ceram. Soc. (1)

M. J. Dejneka, B. Z. Hanson, S. G. Crigler, L. Zenteno, J. D. Minelly, D. C. Allan, W. J. Miller, and D. Kuksenkov, J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 85, 1100 (2002).

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

Opt. Commun. (1)

L. Li, Q. Lou, J. Zhou, J. Dong, Y. Wei, S. Du, and B. He, Opt. Commun. 281, 655 (2008).

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Fiber Technol. (1)

P. Leproux, S. Fevrier, V. Doya, P. Roy, and D. Pagnoux, Opt. Fiber Technol. 6, 324 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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V. Reichel, S. Unger, K. Mörl, H.-R. Müller, T. Sandrock, and A. Harschak, in Proceedings of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-optics (CLEO) Europe 2003 (IEEE, 2003), paper CL-3-FRI.

http://www.laserline.de/.

J. A. Alvarez-Chavez, A. B. Grudinin, J. Nilsson, P. W. Turner, and W. A. Clarkson, in Conference on Laser and Electro-Optics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 1999), p. 247.

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