In this paper we demonstrate a 51.5 W supercontinuum spanning 405 nm to 2660 nm with endlessly single mode output, and a blue enhanced 33.6 W supercontinuum spanning 380 nm to 2575 nm. We also show results combining 7 SC laser outputs, resulting in 26 W visible power. This method of combining fiber laser outputs can be scaled up, creating a pathway to kW level supercontinuum fiber lasers with greater than 95 W in the visible part of the spectrum.
This paper reviews the progress in active fibers suitable for power scaling, highlighting the advances in fiber design that
will enable the control of nonlinearities such as SRS and SBS in high power fiber lasers, as well as making feasible a
practical high power three-level system.