A four-stage all-fiber single-frequency single-mode continuous-wave (cw) master-oscillator power-amplifier (MOPA) at 1083 nm is presented. Small mode area (SMA) and large mode area (LMA) amplifier stages are mode matched with a fiber mode converter (MC) and the signal and pumps are combined with tapered fiber bundles (TFBs). The final power stage uses a LMA Yb doped SBS-suppressing fiber. A single-frequency output power of 194 W is demonstrated with optical net and slope efficiencies of 73% and 80%, respectively. Numerical simulations for the signal output power and the SBS-induced Stokes backscattered power in the 4th stage amplifier agree with the experimental results. Pulse amplifier measurements showed a 400 W peak power output that was limited by the forward output ASE. The SBS reflectivity at 400 W output was only 2.75 x 10-4.© (2008) COPYRIGHT SPIE--The International Society for Optical Engineering. Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.