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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 12 — Jun. 6, 2011
  • pp: 11852–11866

Solid-core photonic bandgap fibers for cladding-pumped Raman amplification

Benjamin Ward  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 12, pp. 11852-11866 (2011)

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Cladding-pumped solid-core photonic bandgap Raman fiber amplifiers are analyzed theoretically as possible candidates for power scaling. An example fiber design with a mode field diameter of 46 µm and a cladding diameter of 250 µm is calculated to exhibit 0.12 dB/km of confinement loss at the first Stokes wavelength and >10 dB/m at the second Stokes wavelength for a pump wavelength of 1.567 µm while maintaining low loss and large mode area in realistic coiling configurations. A Raman amplifier based on this fiber with 85 kW of output power, 78% optical conversion efficiency, a maximum heat load of 130 W/m, and a length of 235 m is simulated.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers
(290.5910) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Raman
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: April 15, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 4, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 6, 2011
Published: June 3, 2011

Benjamin Ward, "Solid-core photonic bandgap fibers for cladding-pumped Raman amplification," Opt. Express 19, 11852-11866 (2011)

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