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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1677–1682

Gain-guided, index-antiguided fiber lasers

A. E. Siegman  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 8, pp. 1677-1682 (2007)

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Optical fibers with large diameter cores having a negative index step from cladding to core combined with an adequately large gain coefficient in the core provide near-optimal mode properties for fiber lasers delivering robust single transverse mode operation with very large mode areas. Basic properties and simple design formulas for such fibers are presented.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

ToC Category:
Fiber and Waveguide Designs

Original Manuscript: November 7, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 23, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 26, 2007
Published: July 19, 2007

A. E. Siegman, "Gain-guided, index-antiguided fiber lasers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1677-1682 (2007)

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