It is a continuation of http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Misc/Q_28475382.html
, where we establish 150W incandescent lamp probably emits some 1000+ times more of 5mW laser diode in 1260-1360 nm range.
Now, is it feasible to use regular lamp to pump same amount of light as using 5mW laser diode into a fiber? The lamp can be upgraded to 1KW lamp as far as I'm concerned. Can add some rudimentary optics, it has to be IR-transparent though, so perhaps a mirror of some kind.