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The materials science and engineering of optical nonlinearities and their mitigation in high power lasers
Author(s): John Ballato; T. W. Hawkins; M. Cavillon; P. D. Dragic
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Paper Abstract

Continued progress in the development of optical fiber-based lasers has led to the present state where further improvements in performance are limited by intrinsic optical nonlinearities. In order to manage such limitations, laser designers have largely adopted the approach of microstructuring the fiber to shift nonlinear thresholds to high optical powers. The nonlinearities are accepted as fixed and performance is enhanced through fiber geometric complexity. This talk treats a different option, which is to mitigate optical nonlinearities at their fundamental origin: the materials with which the light interacts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 October 2019
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 11162, High Power Lasers: Technology and Systems, Platforms, Effects III, 111620G (7 October 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2538457
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John Ballato, Clemson Univ. (United States)
T. W. Hawkins, Clemson Univ. (United States)
M. Cavillon, Clemson Univ. (United States)
P. D. Dragic, Univ. of Illinois (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11162:
High Power Lasers: Technology and Systems, Platforms, Effects III
Harro Ackermann; Willy L. Bohn; David H. Titterton, Editor(s)

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