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Gratings and fibers for high-power fiber lasers and amplifiers
Author(s): Corey Paye; Jon Greene; Chris Rose
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Paper Abstract

Ytterbium (Tb) doped double-cladding fiber (DCF) lasers and amplifiers are being developed for a number of industrial and military applications. There are several key factors for maximizing the output power of these devices. Lambda Istruments is concentrating on two areas: component development and optical fiber development. The component development effort has focused on grating devices and pump couplers. Stable, highly reflective short-period fiber Bragg gratings are produced in DCF rapidly, have low insertion loss and can be customized for many different laser/amplifier applications. Long-period gratings are also being developed for possible novel use in fiber laser and amplifier applications. A proprietary fiber coupler under development is currently capable of an 85% coupling efficiency. The second focus for Lambda is the development of polarization maintaining Yb-doped DCF. Recent efforts have shifted towards making large mode area versions of these fibers to reduce nonlinear effects at high powers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 July 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4974, Advances in Fiber Lasers, (3 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.484166
Show Author Affiliations
Corey Paye, Lambda Instruments Inc. (United States)
Jon Greene, Lambda Instruments Inc. (United States)
Chris Rose, Lambda Instruments Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4974:
Advances in Fiber Lasers
L. N. Durvasula, Editor(s)

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