28 February 2018 Fabrication of versatile cladding light strippers and fiber end-caps with CO2 laser radiation
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We report on novel fabrication schemes of versatile cladding light strippers and end-caps via CO2 laser radiation. We integrated cladding light strippers in SMA-like connectors for reliable and stable fiber-coupling of high-power laser diodes. Moreover, the application of cladding light strippers in typical fiber geometries for high-power fiber lasers was evaluated. In addition, we also developed processes to fuse end-caps to fiber end faces via CO2 laser radiation and inscribe the fibers with cladding light strippers near the end-cap. Corresponding results indicate the great potential of such devices as a monolithic and low-cost alternative to SMA connectors.
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M. Steinke, M. Steinke, T. Theeg, T. Theeg, M. Wysmolek, M. Wysmolek, C. Ottenhues, C. Ottenhues, T. Pulzer, T. Pulzer, J. Neumann, J. Neumann, D. Kracht, D. Kracht, } "Fabrication of versatile cladding light strippers and fiber end-caps with CO2 laser radiation", Proc. SPIE 10513, Components and Packaging for Laser Systems IV, 105131P (28 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2290292; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2290292
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