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Improved polymer cladding for eye safer fiber lasers
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Paper Abstract

Fiber lasers rely on clad pump architectures where double clad designs are used. Currently, polymers are used successfully as pump claddings on Yb-doped laser fibers. In order to transition to resonantly pumped fiber lasers at eye safer wavelengths, polymer pump claddings must have low absorption at those wavelengths. There is currently no suitable low index, low absorption, thermally stable, and high thermal conductivity polymer to act as a low-index coating. This work presents a new class of polymers, termed fluorinated polymer composites (FPCs), which possess improved thermal properties. The FPCs are fabricated by incorporating ceramic nanoparticles into fluorinated polymers. Ultimately, the FPCs could enable further use of fiber lasers at commonly used wavelengths, as well as at eye-safer wavelengths.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 2019
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10981, Laser Technology for Defense and Security XV, 109810H (13 May 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2522718
Show Author Affiliations
Darryl A. Boyd, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
L. Brandon Shaw, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Colin C. Baker, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Dan Rhonehouse, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Michael P. Hunt, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
E. Joseph Friebele, KeyW Corp. (United States)
Woohong Kim, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Jasbinder S. Sanghera, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10981:
Laser Technology for Defense and Security XV
Mark Dubinskiy; Timothy C. Newell, Editor(s)

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