Highly efficient ytterbium-doped phosphosilicate fiber lasers operating below 1020nm

Guancheng Gu, Zhengyong Liu, Fanting Kong, Hwa Yaw Tam, Ramesh K. Shori, Liang Dong

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Highly-efficient high-power fiber lasers operating at wavelength below 1020nm are critical for tandem-pumping in >10kW fiber lasers to provide high pump brightness and low thermal loading. Using an ytterbium-doped-phosphosilicate double-clad leakage-channel fiber with ∼50μm core and ∼420μm cladding, we have achieved ∼70% optical-to-optical efficiency at 1018nm. The much larger cladding than those in previous reports demonstrates the much lower required pump brightness, a key for efficient kW operation. The demonstrated 1018nm fiber laser has ASE suppression of ∼41dB. This is higher than previous reports and further demonstrates the advantages of the fiber used. Limiting factors to efficiency are also systematically studied.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17693-17700
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Express
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jul 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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