This work explores a very short fiber length high average power multi-mode Raman laser system. The custom 200um graded index fiber is pumped by 30ns pulses with average powers up to 750W and pulse energies up to 7.5mJ at 1030nm, by a solid state commercial laser system. Pump-only and seeded configurations are examined. In the seeded case, higher order mode activation is demonstrated by detuning the single mode seed to preferentially feed energy to the less confined modes.
5 orders of Stokes are demonstrated, ranging from 1078nm to 1350 nm. Beam enhancement is observed by qualitative measurement of minimum beam waist, and average powers up to 70W are achieved at an energy of 1.4mJ.