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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 1 — Jan. 13, 2003
  • pp: 48–53

High power air-clad photonic crystal fibre laser

W. J. Wadsworth, R. M. Percival, G. Bouwmans, J. C. Knight, and P. St. J. Russell  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 1, pp. 48-53 (2003)

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An Ytterbium-doped photonic crystal fibre laser is demonstrated with a 100 µm2 core area and single transverse mode with an output efficiency of 30%. Double-clad PCF laser structures are demonstrated with pump cladding NA greater than 0.8 and output power up to 3.9 W. Such lasers are potentially scalable to high power.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: December 5, 2002
Revised Manuscript: January 9, 2003
Published: January 13, 2003

W. Wadsworth, R. Percival, G. Bouwmans, J. Knight, and P. Russell, "High power air-clad photonic crystal fibre laser," Opt. Express 11, 48-53 (2003)

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