T. Theeg
H. Sayinc
J. Neumann
D. Kracht

All-Fiber Counter-Propagation Pumped Single Frequency Amplifier Stage With 300-W Output Power

IEEE Photonic. Tech. L.
Type: Zeitschriftenaufsatz (reviewed)
We present a single frequency ytterbium-doped fiber amplifier, counter-propagation pumped with an all-fiber pump and signal combiner. The fiber combiner is capable of handling 440 W of pump power as well as the maximum achieved output power of 301 W. The threshold of stimulated Brillouin scattering of the high-power fiber amplifier was shifted from 175 to 280 W by external thermal management in combination with the pump-induced intrinsic temperature gradient.