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Improvement in the beam quality of large-mode-area fiber amplifier output through fiber tapering
Author(s): Claude Paré; Pierre Laperle; Yves Taillon
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Paper Abstract

It is shown that the introduction of an adiabatic taper at the output end of a large-mode-area fiber amplifier can greatly improve the beam quality factor of the single-mode output beam when the core refractive index profile departs from an ideal step-index distribution. The deleterious impact of higher-order modes is also analyzed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6343, Photonics North 2006, 63430T (8 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.707702
Show Author Affiliations
Claude Paré, INO (Canada)
Pierre Laperle, INO (Canada)
Yves Taillon, INO (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6343:
Photonics North 2006
Pierre Mathieu, Editor(s)

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