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CLEO: Science and Innovations
San Jose, California United States
May 6-11, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-55752-943-5
Photonic Crystal Fibers (CM3N)

Milli-Joule laser pulse delivery for spark ignition through kagome fiber

Benoit Beaudou, Frederic Gerome, Yingying Wang, Meshaal Alharbi, Tom Bradley, Georges Humbert, Jean-Louis Auguste, Jean-Marc Blondy, and Fetah Benabid  »View Author Affiliations


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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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OCIS Codes
(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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