22 March 2013 Mode instabilities: physical origin and mitigation strategies
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The phenomenon of mode instabilities has quickly become the most limiting effect for a further scaling of the average power of fiber laser systems. It is important to get a detailed understanding of its physical origin in order to develop efficient mitigation strategies. In this work we present an analysis of the different physical processes that give rise to mode instabilities and reveal that thermally-induced non-adiabatic waveguide changes play a key role. With this insight in the physical processes underlying mode instabilities a semi-analytic formula is obtained and several mitigation guidelines will be presented and discussed.
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Cesar Jauregui, Cesar Jauregui, Hans-Jürgen Otto, Hans-Jürgen Otto, Florian Jansen, Florian Jansen, Fabian Stutzki, Fabian Stutzki, Tino Eidam, Tino Eidam, Jens Limpert, Jens Limpert, Andreas Tünnermann, Andreas Tünnermann, } "Mode instabilities: physical origin and mitigation strategies", Proc. SPIE 8601, Fiber Lasers X: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 86010F (22 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2004381; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2004381
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