Constructing a High Power Single-Mode Fiber Laser
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A high power double-clad Er-Yb doped fiber laser is constructed and characterized. The fiber is cladding pumped by a 10 W 975 run laser diode, and later by a 10 W 915 nm laser diode. The fiber laser generates up to 1.38 W of continuous wave output power at 1550 run, tunable up to 1560 run, with a linewidth near 0.1 run and a slope efficiency of 15%. The fundamentals of laser physics and fiber optics are discussed, as well as the theory behind single-mode, multimode, double-clad, and Er- Yb co-doped fiber.