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Chinese Optics Letters

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  • Editor: Zhizhan Xu
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2013
  • pp: 050605–

Experimental study on high efficiency of Ti:sapphire laser to single-mode f iber coupling

Jia Liu and Wenhui Fan  »View Author Affiliations


Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 11, Issue 5, pp. 050605- (2013)


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Abstract

We experimentally investigate an optimum scheme of coupling a collimated light from a Ti:sapphire laser source into a standard single-mode fiber (SMF). By adjusting the effective numerical aperture (NA) of coupling lens and eliminating the chromatic aberration, a coupling efficiency of around 70% is finally obtained. This result is close to the maximum value predicted by theoretical simulation. It is well demonstrated that high coupling efficiency between Ti:sapphire laser and SMF can also be obtained by optimizing certain parameters of a coupling lens, without employing any special optical components, or the specific fiber with complex structure.

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OCIS Codes
(010.3310) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Laser beam transmission
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(140.3325) Lasers and laser optics : Laser coupling

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Citation
Jia Liu and Wenhui Fan, "Experimental study on high efficiency of Ti:sapphire laser to single-mode f iber coupling," Chin. Opt. Lett. 11, 050605- (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/col/abstract.cfm?URI=col-11-5-050605


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