4 March 2015 Recent progress in the understanding of mode instabilities
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In this work the latest progress in the understanding of mode instabilities is reviewed. Particular emphasis is put on the recently established influence of photodarkening on the mode instability threshold and its behavior. It is shown, for example, that even degradations of the output power in the order of a few percent can lead to very significant reductions of the mode instability threshold. Moreover, our analysis shows that photodarkening also alters the expected behavior of the mode instability threshold with respect to the signal wavelength and the seed power. Thus photodarkening is revealed as one of the main effects shaping the behavior of the mode instability threshold observed in experiments.
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Cesar Jauregui, Cesar Jauregui, Hans-Jürgen Otto, Hans-Jürgen Otto, Norbert Modsching, Norbert Modsching, Jens Limpert, Jens Limpert, Andreas Tünnermann, Andreas Tünnermann, } "Recent progress in the understanding of mode instabilities", Proc. SPIE 9344, Fiber Lasers XII: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 93440J (4 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2086843; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2086843
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