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High-Power Yb-Doped Fiber Laser Emits at 977 nm

BRECK HITZ

Engineers at the University of Southampton and at Southampton Photonics Inc. in the UK have demonstrated the first high-power -- i.e., greater than 1 W -- ytterbium-doped fiber laser emitting at 977 nm. Such a device might find use as a pump for erbium-doped fiber amplifiers and for parametric devices, as well as in ultrafast and multiphoton spectroscopy.

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