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Characterization of a Nd-YAG laser connection to an optical fiber
Author(s): Bruno Richou; L. Berthe; Jacques Richou
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This paper describes some observations of high pulsed laser damage on optical fiber endfaces (approximately 8 - 9 GW/cm2). In the experimental set-up, the pulse of an Nd-Yag laser (wavelength 1060 nm, pulse duration 10 ns, output energy 0.3 J) is focused upstream from the end surface. Five-hundred-forty micrometers core diameter fibers are used. For a limited number of pulses, transmitted energies can raise 50 to 115 mJ.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 August 1993
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1970, Systems-Oriented Optical Design, (10 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.155831
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Bruno Richou, Univ. de Toulon et du Var (France)
L. Berthe, Univ. de Toulon et du Var (France)
Jacques Richou, Univ. de Toulon et du Var (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1970:
Systems-Oriented Optical Design
Thomas U. Kampe; Joseph H. Oberheuser, Editor(s)

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