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Cavity optimization of erbium-ytterbium co-doped fiber ring lasers
Author(s): Yi-Gang Li; Sheng-Ping Chen; Jian-Ping Zhu; Hua Wang; Ke-Cheng Lu
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Paper Abstract

The cavity configurations of erbium-ytterbium co-doped fiber ring lasers (EYDFL) have been experimentally investigated. Additional attention has been paid to the mode competition effect of the laser. It is demonstrated that even in a traveling wave cavity, mode competition occurs when the cavity configuration or the output splitting ratio are incorrectly chosen. By employing the proper cavity configuration and an optimal output splitting ratio, an extremely stable ring cavity EYDFL with fine-shaped laser spectrum is obtained at 1565.8nm. Output power of 1.07 W is achieved under 3.5W 976nm pump power, with an optical conversion efficiency of 30.6%.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 December 2005
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6028, ICO20: Lasers and Laser Technologies, 60280L (24 December 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.667144
Show Author Affiliations
Yi-Gang Li, Nankai Univ. (China)
Sheng-Ping Chen, Nankai Univ. (China)
Jian-Ping Zhu, Nankai Univ. (China)
Hua Wang, Nankai Univ. (China)
Ke-Cheng Lu, Nankai Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6028:
ICO20: Lasers and Laser Technologies

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