Abstract

Large-pitch photonic-crystal fibers have demonstrated their unique capability of combining very large mode areas, high output powers and robust single-mode operation at a wavelength of 1 μm. In this Letter, we present the experimental realization of thulium-doped very large mode-area fibers based on the large-pitch fibers with record mode-field diameters exceeding 60 μm and delivering more than 52 W of output power.

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Baumgartl, M.

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Eidam, T.

J. Limpert, F. Stutzki, F. Jansen, H.-J. Otto, T. Eidam, C. Jauregui, and A. Tünnermann, Light Sci. Appl. 1, e8 (2012).
[CrossRef]

F. Jansen, F. Stutzki, H. Otto, T. Eidam, A. Liem, C. Jauregui, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, Opt. Express 20, 3997 (2012).
[CrossRef]

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Jackson, S. D.

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Jansen, F.

Jauregui, C.

Jørgensen, M. M.

Kadwani, P.

King, T. A.

Lægsgaard, J.

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Leveille, R.

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Majid, I.

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Nilsson, J.

Otto, H.

Otto, H.-J.

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Richardson, M.

Shah, L.

Sims, R. A.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Large-pitch fiber structure.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Experimental setup of the oscillator: HR, high-reflectivity mirror; A1 and A2, aspheric lenses; DM, dichroic mirror; PM, power meter.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Emitted spectrum of the free-running LPF oscillator.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Output characteristics of the Tm-doped LPF oscillator with 81 μm core.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Near-field image of the fiber end facet at highest output power.

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