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Wavelength dependence of maximal diffraction-limited output power of fiber lasers
Author(s): Hans-Jürgen Otto; Norbert Modsching; Cesar Jauregui; Jens Limpert; Andreas Tünnermann
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Paper Abstract

The threshold-like onset of mode instabilities is currently the main limitation for the scaling of the average output power of fiber-laser systems with diffraction limited beam quality. In this contribution wavelength shifting of the seed signal has been experimentally investigated in order to mitigate mode instabilities. Against the expectations, it is experimentally shown that the highest mode instabilities threshold is reached around 1030 nm and not for the smallest wavelength separation between pump and signal wavelength. This finding implies that the quantum defect is not the sole significant source for thermal heating in the fiber.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 March 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9344, Fiber Lasers XII: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 93441Y (4 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2076894
Show Author Affiliations
Hans-Jürgen Otto, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Norbert Modsching, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Cesar Jauregui, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Jens Limpert, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Helmholtz-Institute Jena (Germany)
Andreas Tünnermann, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Helmholtz-Institute Jena (Germany)
Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9344:
Fiber Lasers XII: Technology, Systems, and Applications
L. Brandon Shaw, Editor(s)

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