M. Steinke
A. Croteau
C. Paré
H. Zheng
P. Laperle
A. Proulx
J. Neumann
D. Kracht
P. Weßels

Co-seeded Er3+:Yb3+ single frequency fiber amplifier with 60 W output power and over 90\% TEM00 content

Opt. Express
14
22
16722-16730
2014
Type: Zeitschriftenaufsatz (reviewed)
Abstract
We report on the design and fabrication of an Er3+:Yb3+ triple clad fiber and on the power scaling of a single frequency fiber amplifier at 1.5 μm based on that fiber. In addition, we report on mode content measurements in order to reveal the overlap of the amplifier output with the TEM00 mode. The triple clad design was used to enable high output power levels, a good slope efficiency and an excellent beam quality. A maximum single frequency output power of 61 W at 1.5 μm could be achieved with the aid of the co-seeding method, which was used to suppress parasitic processes at 1.0 μm. With a scanning ring cavity the mode content of the amplifier output was analyzed with respect to the TEM modes. For all output power levels the TEM00 content was above 90 \%