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High-power completely fiber integrated super-continuum sources
Author(s): R. E. Kennedy; A. B. Rulkov; J. C. Travers; S. V. Popov; V. P. Gapontsev; J. R. Taylor
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Paper Abstract

Advances in high power fibre lasers and amplifiers and in novel non-linear fibres that can be readily integrated with such pumps have led to a family of high power super-continuum sources that extend throughout the complete window of transparency of silica based fibres. The systems have been operated femtosecond, picosecond and nanosecond as well as cw. Average powers of 10’s Watts can be easily achieved, giving flat spectral power densities in excess of 10’s mW per nm from 400 nm to beyond 2.2 μm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 April 2005
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5709, Fiber Lasers II: Technology, Systems, and Applications, (22 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.611496
Show Author Affiliations
R. E. Kennedy, Imperial College (United Kingdom)
A. B. Rulkov, Imperial College (United Kingdom)
IPG Laser GmbH (Germany)
J. C. Travers, Imperial College (United Kingdom)
S. V. Popov, Imperial College (United Kingdom)
V. P. Gapontsev, IPG Photonics Corp. (United States)
J. R. Taylor, Imperial College (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5709:
Fiber Lasers II: Technology, Systems, and Applications
L. N. Durvasula; Andrew J. W. Brown; Johan Nilsson, Editor(s)

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