We propose using an array of high efficiency, frequency-doubled, pulsed Yb fiber lasers for underwater communications. A 1036.7nm pulsed Yb laser producing over 1mJ of energy in a 30μm core fiber is demonstrated.
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(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(060.2605) Fiber optics and optical communications : Free-space optical communication
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium
A. R. Grant, D. P. Holcomb, and T. H. Wood, "Pulsed Yb Fiber Laser for Underwater Communications," in Imaging and Applied Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper LWB2.
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