Abstract

We present a high power and high efficiency Tm-doped fiber laser (TDFL) pumped by two high power Raman fiber lasers (RFLs) at 1173 nm. The output power of the TDFL reached 96 W with slope efficiency of 0.42. The central wavelength located at 1943.3 nm with a 3 dB bandwidth of 0.1 nm. Higher output power can be achieved if more RFLs are employed to pump the TDFL. This is to our knowledge the first demonstration with 100 W-level output power achieved in TDFLs around their 1200nm absorption band pumped by RFLs, which indicates a promising and powerful pump scheme to achieve higher power output in TDFLs.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
Related Articles
Pr:YLF, intracavity-pumped, room-temperature upconversion laser

Paul W. Binun, Timothy L. Boyd, Maurice A. Pessot, Douglas H. Tanimoto, and David E. Hargis
Opt. Lett. 21(23) 1915-1917 (1996)

All-fiber widely tunable Raman fiber laser with controlled output spectrum

S. A. Babin, D. V. Churkin, S. I. Kablukov, M. A. Rybakov, and A .A. Vlasov
Opt. Express 15(13) 8438-8443 (2007)

2.3 W single transverse mode thulium-doped ZBLAN fiber laser at 1480 nm

G. Androz, M. Bernier, D. Faucher, and R. Vallée
Opt. Express 16(20) 16019-16031 (2008)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (5)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription