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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 14 — Jul. 4, 2011
  • pp: 13218–13224

Experimental observations of the threshold-like onset of mode instabilities in high power fiber amplifiers

Tino Eidam, Christian Wirth, Cesar Jauregui, Fabian Stutzki, Florian Jansen, Hans-Jürgen Otto, Oliver Schmidt, Thomas Schreiber, Jens Limpert, and Andreas Tünnermann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 14, pp. 13218-13224 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.013218


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Abstract

We report on the observation and experimental characterization of a threshold-like onset of mode instabilities, i.e. an apparently random relative power content change of different transverse modes, occurring in originally single-mode high-power fiber amplifiers. Although the physical origin of this effect is not yet fully understood, we discuss possible explanations. Accordingly, several solutions are proposed in this paper to raise the threshold of this effect.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(230.2285) Optical devices : Fiber devices and optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: April 14, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 15, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 19, 2011
Published: June 23, 2011

Citation
Tino Eidam, Christian Wirth, Cesar Jauregui, Fabian Stutzki, Florian Jansen, Hans-Jürgen Otto, Oliver Schmidt, Thomas Schreiber, Jens Limpert, and Andreas Tünnermann, "Experimental observations of the threshold-like onset of mode instabilities in high power fiber amplifiers," Opt. Express 19, 13218-13224 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-14-13218


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