3 July 2003 PM double-clad fibers for high-power lasers and amplifiers
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Proceedings Volume 4974, Advances in Fiber Lasers; (2003) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.501679
Event: High-Power Lasers and Applications, 2003, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
Fibers for high-power laser and amplifier applications require large claddings with high numerical apertures for efficiently coupling pump energy. In addition, such fibers should have high rare-earth dopant concentrations in relatively large cores, with low numerical apertures, to reduce non-linearities. Furthermore, polarization maintaining double-clad fibers (PM-DCF) are needed for coherently combining the outputs of several lasers/amplifiers to achieve output powers in excess of 100 kW for military and industrial laser applications. In this paper, we report the progress made towards fabricating PM double-clad fibers, with a variety of fiber characteristics, to facilitate development and production of high-power lasers and amplifiers. In particular, a Panda-type PM-DCF with a 0.06 NA, 30 micron diameter, Yb-doped core is reported. We also discuss various criteria that are critical for designing these PM double clad fibers.
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Kanishka Tankala, Kanishka Tankala, Adrian Carter, Adrian Carter, David P. Machewirth, David P. Machewirth, Julia Farroni, Julia Farroni, Jaroslaw Abramczyk, Jaroslaw Abramczyk, Upendra H. Manyam, Upendra H. Manyam, } "PM double-clad fibers for high-power lasers and amplifiers", Proc. SPIE 4974, Advances in Fiber Lasers, (3 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.501679; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.501679
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