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Damage mechanisms in components for fiber lasers and amplifiers
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we review the damage mechanisms that need to be considered when building high power fibre lasers. More specifically we look at thermal issues, optically induced coating damage, bulk and surface damage thresholds of the host glass. We also discuss the reliability of tapered fibre bundles and Bragg gratings at these power densities.

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Date Published: 21 February 2005
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5647, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2004, (21 February 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.592015
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Adrian Carter, Nufern (United States)
Bryce N. Samson, Nufern (United States)
Kanishka Tankala, Nufern (United States)
David P. Machewirth, Nufern (United States)
Victor Khitrov, Nufern (United States)
Upendra H. Manyam, Nufern (United States)
Francois Gonthier, ITF Optical Technologies Inc. (Canada)
Francois Seguin, ITF Optical Technologies Inc. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5647:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2004
Gregory J. Exarhos; Arthur H. Guenther; Norbert Kaiser; Keith L. Lewis; M. J. Soileau; Christopher J. Stolz, Editor(s)

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