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Fabrication of pump combiners for high-power fiber lasers
Author(s): Andrea Braglia; Massimo Olivero; Alessandra Neri; Guido Perrone
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Paper Abstract

A custom fabrication procedure for pump combiners matched to a wide variety of double-clad fibers used in high power fiber lasers has been developed. Both combiners with and without feedthrough can be fabricated with an improved repeatability thanks to a specific mechanical setup that simplifies placing the fibers in their proper location within the input bundle before the tapering and fusion processes. Extensive characterization results on 7-to-1 and on (6+1)-to-1 combiners are confirming the validity of the proposed approach.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 February 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7914, Fiber Lasers VIII: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 79142V (10 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.876278
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Andrea Braglia, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
Massimo Olivero, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
Alessandra Neri, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
Guido Perrone, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7914:
Fiber Lasers VIII: Technology, Systems, and Applications
Jay W. Dawson, Editor(s)

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