20 October 2016 160 W high-power, high-efficiency, near-diffraction-limited beam quality all-fiber picosecond pulse laser
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We experimentally demonstrate a high-power, high-efficiency, near-diffraction-limited beam quality all-fiber picosecond pulse laser, which consists of a passively mode-locked seed laser and three-stage master power amplifiers. A repetition frequency multiplier and a high Yb-doped gain fiber with shorter length are utilized in the laser system to suppress the nonlinear effects and reduce the pulse broadening caused by dispersion. Moreover, the homemade light mode controllers based on a coiling and tapering fiber technique and the active fiber of the amplifier with a relatively small mode area are adopted to improve the beam quality. In addition, by experimentally adjusting the active fiber length, the optical conversion efficiency of the overall laser system can be optimized. Eventually, a 160 W high-power, high-efficiency, near-diffraction-limited picosecond pulse fiber laser is obtained, with the beam quality factor M2 at 1.12 and an optical conversion efficiency of the system of 75%.
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Chang Sun, Tingwu Ge, Na An, Kang Cao, Zhiyong Wang, "160 W high-power, high-efficiency, near-diffraction-limited beam quality all-fiber picosecond pulse laser," Optical Engineering 55(10), 106116 (20 October 2016). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.55.10.106116 . Submission:
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