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Study of fundamental mode output of a coiled multimode Yb3+-doped double-cladding fiber amplifier
Author(s): ChunXiang Yang; SuHui Yang; XinPeng Sun; ChangMing Zhao
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Paper Abstract

The composition of modes in double-clad multimode active fiber is studied. The bending influence on numerical apertures of fibers is analyzed by means of geometrical optics. When the optical fiber is bent, different modes have different bending losses, A numerical simulation was used to calculate the bending losses of LP01 and LP11 in different bending radii. Optimum bending radius was chosen to inhibit the high-order modes so that the fundamental mode signal amplification was assured. A 10 meters long Yb3+-doped double-cladding fiber with core diameter of 30μm and core numerical aperture of 0.06 was used to verify our theoretical calculation. The fiber amplifier was pumped by a diode laser array emitting at 976nm. A non-planar ring oscillator with cw single frequency output at 1064 nm was used as signal source. By coiling the double-cladding fiber, the amplified signal of fundamental mode was obtained. When the pump power was 49.6 W and the signal power was 200 mW, 16.1W of single frequency output power was obtained, the amplification factor was 80.5. The spectra of output signals before and after amplification were measured with Fabry-Perot interferometer. Fundamental mode output is verified.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 February 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6625, International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging 2007: Related Technologies and Applications, 66251O (19 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.791226
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ChunXiang Yang, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
SuHui Yang, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
XinPeng Sun, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
ChangMing Zhao, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6625:
International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging 2007: Related Technologies and Applications

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