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Summary of the factors affecting the power and energy capabilities of optical fibers
Author(s): Roger M. Wood
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Paper Abstract

There is a growing requirement for high power laser pulses to be delivered from the laser to the workpiece via a fiber optical cable. The power and energy handling capability of these fibers are affected by both linear and nonlinear effects including Raman and Brillouin scattering and are ultimately limited by the laser induced damage threshold of the fiber itself. This paper summarizes the power handling capability limits of such fibers and includes comments on recommended launching and delivery procedures.

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Date Published: 20 November 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2870, Third International Workshop on Laser Beam and Optics Characterization, (20 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.259931
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Roger M. Wood, Cosolas Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2870:
Third International Workshop on Laser Beam and Optics Characterization
Michel Morin; Adolf Giesen, Editor(s)

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