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16 April 2001 New generation high-power rare-earth-doped phosphate glass fiber and fiber laser
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Proceedings Volume 4267, Solid State Lasers X; (2001)
Event: Photonics West 2001 - LASE, 2001, San Jose, CA, United States
High power, high brightness fiber lasers have numerous potential commercial and military applications. These lasers offer unique flexibility as they may be coherently combined to provide a potential multi-kilowatt laser source and integrated delivery system. Fiber lasers with cladding pump designs represent a new generation of diode pumped configurations that are extremely efficient, have single mode output and may be operated with or without active cooling. They have a number of novel or unusual attributes, stemming from the fact that they represent the extreme case of a long gain length thin laser cavity. Reports indicate that over 100 watts of TEMoo CW output power are readily demonstrated from current cladding pumped fiber laser designs.
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Ruikun Wu, John D. Myers, and Michael J. Myers "New generation high-power rare-earth-doped phosphate glass fiber and fiber laser", Proc. SPIE 4267, Solid State Lasers X, (16 April 2001);

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