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Pump absorption in coiled and twisted double-clad hexagonal fiber: effect of launching conditions and core location
Author(s): Romain Dalidet; Pavel Peterka; Valérie Doya; Jan Aubrecht; Pavel Koška
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Paper Abstract

Ever extending applications of fiber lasers require energy efficient, high-power, small footprint and reliable fiber lasers and laser wavelength versatility. To meet these demands, next generation of active fibers for high-power fiber lasers is coming out that will eventually offer tailored spectroscopic properties, high robustness and reduced cooling requirements and improved efficiency through tailored pump absorption. We report on numerical modelling of the efficiency of the pump absorption in double clad active fibers with hexagonal shape of the inner cladding cross section and rare-earth-doped core. We analyze both the effect of different radii of the spool on which the fiber is coiled and different fiber twisting rates. Two different launching conditions were investigated: the Gaussian input pump beam and a speckle pattern that mimics the output of the pump laser diode pigtail. We have found that by asymmetric position of the rare-earth-doped core we can significantly improve the pump absorption.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 February 2018
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10512, Fiber Lasers XV: Technology and Systems, 105122P (26 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2286613
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Romain Dalidet, Univ. Côte d'Azur, CNRS, Institut de Physique de Nice (France)
Pavel Peterka, Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
Valérie Doya, Univ. Côte d'Azur, CNRS, Institut de Physique de Nice (France)
Jan Aubrecht, Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
Pavel Koška, Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10512:
Fiber Lasers XV: Technology and Systems
Ingmar Hartl; Adrian L. Carter, Editor(s)

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