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High power pulsed sources based on fiber amplifiers
Author(s): Guillaume Canat; Yves Jaouën; Jean-Claude Mollier; Jean-Pierre Bouzinac; Jean-Pierre Cariou

Paper Abstract

Cladding-pumped rare-earth-doped fiber laser technologies are currently among the best sources for high power applications. Theses extremely compact and robust sources appoint them as good candidate for aeronautical and space applications.

The double-clad (DC) fiber converts the poor beamquality of high-power large-area pump diodes from the 1st cladding to laser light at another wavelength guided in an active single-mode core. High-power coherent MOPA (Master Oscillator Power Amplifier) sources (several 10W CW or several 100W in pulsed regime) will soon be achieved. Unfortunately it also brings nonlinear effects which quickly impairs output signal distortions. Stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) and optical parametric amplification (OPA) have been shown to be strong limitations.

Based on amplifier modeling and experiments we discuss the performances of these sources.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10568, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2004, 105681A (21 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2308025
Show Author Affiliations
Guillaume Canat, ONERA-DOTA (France)
Yves Jaouën, Télécom ParisTech (France)
Jean-Claude Mollier, ONERA-DOTA (France)
Jean-Pierre Bouzinac, ONERA-DOTA (France)
Jean-Pierre Cariou, ONERA-DOTA (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10568:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2004
Josiane Costeraste; Errico Armandillo, Editor(s)

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