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A compact, single-frequency, high-power, SBS-free, Yb-doped single-stage fiber amplifier
Author(s): Enkeleda Balliu; Magnus Engholm; Hans-Erik Nilsson
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Paper Abstract

Interest in compact, single-frequency fiber amplifiers has increased within many scientific and industrial applications. The main challenge is the onset of nonlinear effects, which limit their power scaling. Here we demonstrate a compact, highpower, single-frequency, polarization-maintaining, continuous-wave fiber amplifier using only one amplification stage. We developed the fiber amplifier using a master oscillator fiber amplifier architecture, where a low-noise, singlefrequency, solid-state laser operating at 1064 nm was used as a seed source. We evaluated the amplifier's performance by using several state-of-the-art, small-core, Ytterbium (Yb)-doped fibers, as well as an in-house-made, highly Yb-doped fiber. An output power of 82 W was achieved with no sign of stimulated Brillouin scattering. A good beam quality and a polarization extinction ratio (PER) of < 25 dB were achieved. The compact fiber amplifier can be a competitive alternative to multi stage designed fiber amplifiers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2019
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10896, Solid State Lasers XXVIII: Technology and Devices, 1089618 (7 March 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2511049
Show Author Affiliations
Enkeleda Balliu, Mid Sweden Univ. (Sweden)
Magnus Engholm, Mid Sweden Univ. (Sweden)
Hans-Erik Nilsson, Mid Sweden Univ. (Sweden)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10896:
Solid State Lasers XXVIII: Technology and Devices
W. Andrew Clarkson; Ramesh K. Shori, Editor(s)

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