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Fibers with resonant mode suppression
Author(s): J. M. Fini; M. D. Mermelstein; M. F. Yan; R. T. Bise; A. D. Yablon; P. W. Wisk; M. J. Andrejco
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Paper Abstract

Noise can limit the power in a fiber amplifier by competing with the signal for gain. Disributed filtering offers a way of overcoming current high-power limitations by selectively removing noise before it is amplified. Resonant mode suppression is a flexible strategy for wavelength filtering as well as suppression of unwanted transverse modes. An Yb-doped gain fiber with distributed filtering of stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) was demonstrated in a cladding-pumped amplifier. Substantial suppression of SRS was demonstrated in this fiber, with a core and resonant Ge-doped ring made using standard solid-fiber fabrication. Simulations explore generalizations to large-mode-area and filters with multiple band-stop features.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6453, Fiber Lasers IV: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 64530F (20 February 2007);
Show Author Affiliations
J. M. Fini, OFS Labs. (United States)
M. D. Mermelstein, OFS Labs. (United States)
M. F. Yan, OFS Labs. (United States)
R. T. Bise, OFS Labs. (United States)
A. D. Yablon, OFS Labs. (United States)
P. W. Wisk, OFS Labs. (United States)
M. J. Andrejco, OFS Labs. (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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