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Fabrication of versatile cladding light strippers and fiber end-caps with CO2 laser radiation
Author(s): M. Steinke; T. Theeg; M. Wysmolek; C. Ottenhues; T. Pulzer; J. Neumann; D. Kracht
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Paper Abstract

We report on novel fabrication schemes of versatile cladding light strippers and end-caps via CO2 laser radiation. We integrated cladding light strippers in SMA-like connectors for reliable and stable fiber-coupling of high-power laser diodes. Moreover, the application of cladding light strippers in typical fiber geometries for high-power fiber lasers was evaluated. In addition, we also developed processes to fuse end-caps to fiber end faces via CO2 laser radiation and inscribe the fibers with cladding light strippers near the end-cap. Corresponding results indicate the great potential of such devices as a monolithic and low-cost alternative to SMA connectors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 February 2018
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 10513, Components and Packaging for Laser Systems IV, 105131P (28 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2290292
Show Author Affiliations
M. Steinke, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
T. Theeg, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
M. Wysmolek, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
C. Ottenhues, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
T. Pulzer, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
J. Neumann, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
D. Kracht, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10513:
Components and Packaging for Laser Systems IV
Alexei L. Glebov; Paul O. Leisher, Editor(s)

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