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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 3 — Jan. 20, 2013
  • pp: 409–414

Pump-signal combiner with large-core signal fiber feed-through for fiber lasers and amplifiers

Qirong Xiao, Pin Yan, Haicui Ren, Xiao Chen, and Mali Gong  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 3, pp. 409-414 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.52.000409


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Abstract

A pump-signal combiner with a new processing method is reported in this paper. The core deformation of the signal fiber can be avoided by this method, and an 8+1 to 1 pump-signal combiner with 100 μm core-signal fiber feed-through is fabricated. The pump and signal coupling efficiencies are 96.8% and 98.0%, respectively. Furthermore, this pump-signal combiner is applied to a CW large mode area fiber laser with a counter pump configuration. The output power of the laser is 87 W.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(230.2285) Optical devices : Fiber devices and optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: October 31, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 5, 2012
Published: January 16, 2013

Citation
Qirong Xiao, Pin Yan, Haicui Ren, Xiao Chen, and Mali Gong, "Pump-signal combiner with large-core signal fiber feed-through for fiber lasers and amplifiers," Appl. Opt. 52, 409-414 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-52-3-409

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