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Tapered fiber bundles for combining laser pumps
Author(s): C. Headley III; M. Fishteyn; A. D. Yablon; M. J. Andrejco; K. Brar; J. Mann; M. D. Mermelstein; D. J. DiGiovanni
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Paper Abstract

A tapered fiber bundle is one of the leading approaches to coupling pump light into cladding-pumped fibers. This article compares it to other pump coupling schemes, and describes the tapered fiber bundle in detail. In addition tapered fiber bundles which maintain the polarization state of the signal and transform the size of the mode are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 April 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5709, Fiber Lasers II: Technology, Systems, and Applications, (22 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.602601
Show Author Affiliations
C. Headley III, OFS Labs. (United States)
M. Fishteyn, OFS Labs. (United States)
A. D. Yablon, OFS Labs. (United States)
M. J. Andrejco, OFS Labs. (United States)
K. Brar, OFS Labs. (United States)
J. Mann, OFS Labs. (United States)
M. D. Mermelstein, OFS Labs. (United States)
D. J. DiGiovanni, OFS Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5709:
Fiber Lasers II: Technology, Systems, and Applications
L. N. Durvasula; Andrew J. W. Brown; Johan Nilsson, Editor(s)

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