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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 9 — Apr. 25, 2011
  • pp: 8656–8661

Preferential gain photonic-crystal fiber for mode stabilization at high average powers

Tino Eidam, Steffen Hädrich, Florian Jansen, Fabian Stutzki, Jan Rothhardt, Henning Carstens, Cesar Jauregui, Jens Limpert, and Andreas Tünnermann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 9, pp. 8656-8661 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.008656


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Abstract

We report on the design and experimental investigation of a preferential gain photonic-crystal fiber with a mode-field diameter of 47 µm. This few-mode fiber design confines the doping of Ytterbium-ions just to the center of the core and, therefore, promotes fundamental mode operation. In a chirped-pulse amplification system we extracted up to 303 W of average power from this fiber with a measured M2 value of 1.4.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: January 31, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 14, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 15, 2011
Published: April 19, 2011

Citation
Tino Eidam, Steffen Hädrich, Florian Jansen, Fabian Stutzki, Jan Rothhardt, Henning Carstens, Cesar Jauregui, Jens Limpert, and Andreas Tünnermann, "Preferential gain photonic-crystal fiber for mode stabilization at high average powers," Opt. Express 19, 8656-8661 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-9-8656


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