We demonstrate for the first time ns-laser spark ignition through kagome-type fibers in a friendly manner. The energy threshold damage is pushed over the 10mJ-level and the output power density is approaching TW/cm2 after focusing.
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(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers
B. Beaudou, F. Gerome, Y. Wang, M. Alharbi, T. Bradley, G. Humbert, J. Auguste, J. Blondy, and F. Benabid, "Milli-Joule laser pulse delivery for spark ignition through kagome fiber," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2012, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper CM3N.4.
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