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Photonic crystal fiber designs for power scaling of single-polarization amplifiers
Author(s): Benjamin G. Ward; Craig Robin; Marc Culpepper
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Paper Abstract

Photonic crystal fiber designs for power scaling of single-polarization amplifiers are presented. These fibers incorporate a core with a refractive index slightly lower than that of pure silica and borosilicate stress rods embedded within the photonic crystal lattice. They are realizable as rod-type as well as conventional photonic crystal fibers. The core index change results in a fundamental mode profile that is flattened relative to that of standard photonic crystal fibers. A continuum of mode profiles ranging from approximately Gaussian to approximately top-hat can be achieved in this manner. The optimal parameters of these designs depend on the desired coiling radius, birefringence, and mode area. Preliminary experimental results are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6453, Fiber Lasers IV: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 645307 (20 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.717326
Show Author Affiliations
Benjamin G. Ward, U.S. Air Force Academy (United States)
Craig Robin, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Marc Culpepper, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6453:
Fiber Lasers IV: Technology, Systems, and Applications
Donald J. Harter; Andreas Tünnermann; Jes Broeng; Clifford Headley, Editor(s)

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