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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1011–1015

Side-pump combiner for all-fiber monolithic fiber lasers and amplifiers

Cesar Jauregui, Steffen Böhme, Georgios Wenetiadis, Jens Limpert, and Andreas Tünnermann  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 5, pp. 1011-1015 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.27.001011


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Abstract

A fiber side-pump combiner is presented. This pump combiner does not interrupt the core of the active fiber, thus allowing for monolithic fiber lasers and amplifiers. Using one of these devices, the power coming from seven pump diodes was combined and a maximum of 86 W was coupled in an active fiber. An 30 W laser using this side-pumping concept was also demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(140.5560) Lasers and laser optics : Pumping

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: December 10, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 18, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 19, 2010
Published: April 26, 2010

Citation
Cesar Jauregui, Steffen Böhme, Georgios Wenetiadis, Jens Limpert, and Andreas Tünnermann, "Side-pump combiner for all-fiber monolithic fiber lasers and amplifiers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 1011-1015 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-27-5-1011


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