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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 17 — Aug. 23, 2004
  • pp: 3981–3987

Highly polarized photonic crystal fiber laser

Fiona C. McNeillie, Erling Riis, Jes Broeng, Jacob Riis Folkenberg, Anders Petersson, Harald Simonsen, and Christian Jacobsen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 17, pp. 3981-3987 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.003981


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Abstract

We report on the design of a polarization maintaining, double-clad, Yb doped photonic crystal fiber and demonstrate its lasing properties. The polarizing properties of the fiber rely on birefringence and differential loss introduced by an anisotropic hole structure. Due to a slight leak from the core to the inner cladding only ~80% of the output light is in the core mode. We have demonstrated 2.9W of output in this mode with a polarization ratio in excess of 200:1.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
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History
Original Manuscript: July 7, 2004
Revised Manuscript: August 9, 2004
Published: August 23, 2004

Citation
Fiona McNeillie, Erling Riis, Jes Broeng, Jacob Folkenberg, Anders Petersson, Harald Simonsen, and Christian Jacobsen, "Highly polarized photonic crystal fiber laser," Opt. Express 12, 3981-3987 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-17-3981


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