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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 19 — Sep. 14, 2009
  • pp: 16394–16405

Large-mode-area ytterbium-doped fiber amplifier with distributed narrow spectral filtering and reduced bend sensitivity

Thomas Tanggaard Alkeskjold  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 19, pp. 16394-16405 (2009)

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A large-mode area polarization maintaining single-mode ytterbium-doped fiber amplifier with distributed narrow passband filtering is demonstrated. The fiber passband is 40nm wide and centered at 1070nm for efficient filtering of both short- and long-wavelength amplified spontaneous emission as well as stimulated raman scattering and four-wave-mixing. The fiber shows reduced bend sensitivity, has a mode field diameter of 27μm and exhibits a slope efficiency of more than 65%.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: August 4, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 26, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 28, 2009
Published: August 31, 2009

Thomas Tanggaard Alkeskjold, "Large-mode-area ytterbium-doped fiber amplifier with distributed narrow spectral filtering and reduced bend sensitivity," Opt. Express 17, 16394-16405 (2009)

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