A cladding-pumped, high-power amplifier was built incorporating a star-shaped, Yb-doped filter fiber. Pulsed amplifier measurements demonstrate strong suppression of stimulated Raman scattering accomplished by a special index profile with an up-doped ring.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2380) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sources and detectors
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
J. M. Fini, M. D. Mermelstein, M. F. Yan, R. T. Bise, A. D. Yablon, P. W. Wisk, and M. J. Andrejco, "Suppression of Stimulated Raman Scattering in a Cladding Pumped Amplifier with an Yb-Doped Filter Fiber," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CTuQ1.
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