Efficient high power Yb3+-silica fibre laser cladding-pumped at 1064 nm

Yuen Hong Tsang, Terry A. King, Tristan Thomas, Christopher Udell, Mark C. Pierce

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Abstract

The efficient high power Yb3+-silica fiber laser cladding-pumped at 1064 nm was presented. The low absorption in Yb3+-doped silica fiber at 1064 nm requires long fiber lengths and leads to a higher threshold. It was found that the Yb3+-silica double-clad fiber possessed a quasi-polygonal sinusoidal inner cladding geometry giving high launch efficiency to the fiber.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-387
Number of pages7
JournalOptics Communications
Volume215
Issue number4-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cladding pump
  • Double clad
  • Fibre laser
  • High efficiency fibre
  • High power fibre
  • Yb
  • Ytterbium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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