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Coupling four watts cw from a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser through a 5-um-core single-mode fiber
Author(s): Brian K. Brickeen; David A. Bryan; H. W. Fries
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Paper Abstract

As one approach to retrofitting a reprographic writing engine with a higher-power laser for direct-to-plate imagesetting, we developed a single-mode-fiber delivery for a Nd:YAG laser. The writing process required 4 W cw in a high-quality beam capable of high-speed modulation. We developed a laser of adequate beam quality and a fiber-coupling system that met the requirement with emission of 4 W cw at 1064 nm wavelength from a 5 micrometers -core fiber that had a 950 nm wavelength cutoff for the second mode.

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Date Published: 24 June 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1851, Processing and Packaging of Semiconductor Lasers and Optoelectronic Devices, (24 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147589
Show Author Affiliations
Brian K. Brickeen, Laser Diode, Inc. (United States)
David A. Bryan, Laser Diode, Inc. (United States)
H. W. Fries, Laser Diode, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1851:
Processing and Packaging of Semiconductor Lasers and Optoelectronic Devices
Henryk Temkin, Editor(s)

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