4 May 2018 Progress on high-power Yb, Tm and Raman fiber lasers
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Abstract
To advance the science of high power fiber lasers, in-house drawn specialty optical fibers are investigated. Ongoing research involves the fabrication and testing of Yb- and Tm-doped fibers at 1μm and 2μm. Using specialized fiber and pump mixing geometries, dopant profiles and system configurations, the performance of our in-house drawn active fibers has been examined. Results on a highly multi-mode, high average power pulsed Raman fiber amplifier pumped by a thin disc laser are presented. The Raman fiber is a large mode-area graded index fiber, also drawn in house. Finally, the development of capabilities for kilometer range propagation experiments of kW-level CW and TW-level pulsed lasers at the TISTEF laser range is reported.
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Patrick Roumayah, Patrick Roumayah, Alex Sincore, Alex Sincore, Justin Cook, Justin Cook, Joshua Bradford, Joshua Bradford, Jose Enrique Antonio-Lopez, Jose Enrique Antonio-Lopez, Stefan Gausmann, Stefan Gausmann, Dong Jin Shin, Dong Jin Shin, Ali Abdulfattah, Ali Abdulfattah, Lawrence Shah, Lawrence Shah, Axel Schülzgen, Axel Schülzgen, Rodrigo Amezcua Correa, Rodrigo Amezcua Correa, Martin Richardson, Martin Richardson, } "Progress on high-power Yb, Tm and Raman fiber lasers", Proc. SPIE 10637, Laser Technology for Defense and Security XIV, 1063702 (4 May 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2305241; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2305241
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