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Kilowatt-level, narrow-linewidth capable fibers and lasers
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High power fiber lasers have been recently demonstrated at the kilowatt level. The spectral linewidths of these lasers oscillators can exceed 20 nm. Whereas, such broad spectra are fine for many applications, such as materials processing where raw power is the primary requirement, other applications, including coherent beam combination, harmonic generation, or gravitational wave detection, require high powers beams with much narrower linewidths. Amplification of narrow linewidth signals in optical fibers is limited by stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS). We discuss novel fiber designs that limit SBS allowing the amplification of narrow linewidth signals to kilowatt power levels.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6453, Fiber Lasers IV: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 645314 (22 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.714284
Show Author Affiliations
Donnell Walton, Corning Inc. (United States)
Stuart Gray, Corning Inc. (United States)
Ji Wang, Corning Inc. (United States)
Ming-Jun Li, Corning Inc. (United States)
Xin Chen, Corning Inc. (United States)
Anping Liu, Corning Inc. (United States)
Luis Zenteno, Corning Inc. (United States)
Alana Crowley, Corning Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6453:
Fiber Lasers IV: Technology, Systems, and Applications
Donald J. Harter; Andreas Tünnermann; Jes Broeng; Clifford Headley III, Editor(s)

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