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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 8 — Apr. 14, 2008
  • pp: 5505–5515

Microstructured optical fiber for in-phase mode selection in multicore fiber lasers

Wang Chuncan, Zhang Fan, Liu Chu, and Jian Shuisheng  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 8, pp. 5505-5515 (2008)

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The mode-selection method based on a single-mode microstructured optical fiber (MOF) in the multicore fiber (MCF) lasers is presented. With an appropriate choice of the designed parameters of the MOF, the power coupling coefficient between the fundamental mode (FM) of the MOF and the in-phase mode can be much higher than those between the FM and the other supermodes. As a result, the in-phase mode has the highest power reflection on the right-hand side of the MCF laser cavity, and dominates the output laser power. Compared to the MCF lasers based on the free-space Talbot cavity method, the MCF lasers with the MOF as a mode-selection component have higher effectiveness of the in-phase mode selection.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3290) Lasers and laser optics : Laser arrays
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: February 1, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 19, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 19, 2008
Published: April 4, 2008

Wang Chuncan, Zhang Fan, Liu Chu, and Jian Shuisheng, "Microstructured optical fiber for in-phase mode selection in multicore fiber lasers," Opt. Express 16, 5505-5515 (2008)

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