Generating high-quality beam in a multimode LD-pumped all-fiber Raman laser

Ekaterina A. Zlobina, Sergey I. Kablukov, Alexey A. Wolf, Ilya N. Nemov, Alexander V. Dostovalov, Valentin A. Tyrtyshnyy, Daniil V. Myasnikov, Sergey A. Babin

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Abstract

We report on the first demonstration of an all-fiber CW Raman laser based on a multimode graded-index fiber directly pumped by multimode fiber-coupled laser diodes. A joint action of Raman clean-up effect and mode-selection properties of special fiber Bragg gratings inscribed in the central part of the graded-index fiber core, results in high-efficiency conversion of a multimode (M2∼26) pump at 915 nm into a high-quality (M2∼2.6) output beam at 954 nm. About 50 W output power has been obtained with slope efficiency of 67%. The proposed development and integration of key multimode fiber technologies opens the door to new type of LD-pumped high-power high-beam-quality fiber lasers that may operate at almost any wavelength defined by available LDs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12581-12587
Number of pages7
JournalOptics Express
Volume25
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 May 2017

Keywords

  • HIGH-EFFICIENCY
  • POWER
  • DIODE
  • CW

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