7 June 2004 Recent advances in high-power and high-energy multicore fiber lasers
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Proceedings Volume 5335, Fiber Lasers: Technology, Systems, and Applications; (2004) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.537596
Event: Lasers and Applications in Science and Engineering, 2004, San Jose, Ca, United States
Since the observation in June 2000 of a high-brightness beam emitted from a 7-core Yb-doped phase-locked fiber laser array, much progress has been made to advance this laser technology by (1) increasing the number of the Yb-doped cores from 7 to 19, (2) establishing a power-scaling model for fabricating a multicore fiber laser containing 127 cores, that can potentially yield an output power greater than 10 KW, (3) developing a demountable side-pumping coupler to allow injection of the diode laser pump directly into the fiber along its length, (4) improving the beam quality with appropriate choice of the fiber parameters, and (5) enhancing the Q-switched laser energy utilizing multicore fiber laser arrays. This paper will present details on these developments.
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Peter K. Cheo, Peter K. Cheo, George G. King, George G. King, Yanming Huo, Yanming Huo, "Recent advances in high-power and high-energy multicore fiber lasers", Proc. SPIE 5335, Fiber Lasers: Technology, Systems, and Applications, (7 June 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.537596; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.537596


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