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Advances in CO2 laser fabrication for high power fibre laser devices
Author(s): Keiron Boyd; Simon Rees; Nikita Simakov; Jae M. O. Daniel; Robert Swain; Eric Mies; Alexander Hemming; W. Andrew Clarkson; John Haub
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Paper Abstract

CO2 laser processing facilitates contamination free, rapid, precise and reproducible fabrication of devices for high power fibre laser applications. We present recent progress in fibre end-face preparation and cladding surface modification techniques. We demonstrate a fine feature CO2 laser process that yields topography significantly smaller than that achieved with typical mechanical cleaving processes. We also investigate the side processing of optical fibres for the fabrication of all-glass cladding light strippers and demonstrate extremely efficient cladding mode removal. We apply both techniques to fibres with complex designs containing multiple layers of doped and un-doped silica as well as shaped and circularly symmetric structures. Finally, we discuss the challenges and approaches to working with various fibre and glass-types.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9728, Fiber Lasers XIII: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 972838 (11 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2210884
Show Author Affiliations
Keiron Boyd, Defence Science and Technology Group (Australia)
Simon Rees, Defence Science and Technology Group (Australia)
Nikita Simakov, Defence Science and Technology Group (Australia)
Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Jae M. O. Daniel, Defence Science and Technology Group (Australia)
Robert Swain, Sub-Micron Engineering (United States)
Eric Mies, Sub-Micron Engineering (United States)
Alexander Hemming, Defence Science and Technology Group (Australia)
W. Andrew Clarkson, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
John Haub, Defence Science and Technology Group (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9728:
Fiber Lasers XIII: Technology, Systems, and Applications
John Ballato, Editor(s)

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