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High-peak-power pulsed fiber sources
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Paper Abstract

We report on the effectiveness of bend-loss mode filtering for power scaling of large-core, rare-earth-doped fibers. The technique affords a diffraction-limited beam quality from multimode fibers, which is crucial for practical applications of fiber sources. We demonstrate the technique in a >300-kW-peak-power, <1-ns-pulse-duration Yb-doped fiber amplifier, which we used for multiple harmonic generation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 September 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5448, High-Power Laser Ablation V, (20 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.548168
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Fabio Di Teodoro, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Jeffrey P. Koplow, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Dahv A.V. Kliner, Sandia National Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5448:
High-Power Laser Ablation V
Claude R. Phipps, Editor(s)

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