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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 22 — Oct. 22, 2012
  • pp: 24575–24584

Scaling the effective area of higher-order-mode erbium-doped fiber amplifiers

J. W. Nicholson, J. M. Fini, A. M. DeSantolo, X. Liu, K. Feder, P. S. Westbrook, V. R. Supradeepa, E. Monberg, F. DiMarcello, R. Ortiz, C. Headley, and D. J. DiGiovanni  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 22, pp. 24575-24584 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.024575


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Abstract

We demonstrate scaling of the effective area of higher-order mode, Er-doped fiber amplifiers. Two Er-doped higher-order mode fibers, one with 3800 μm2 Aeff in the LP0,11 mode, and one with 6000 μm2 effective area in the LP0,14 mode, are demonstrated. Output beam profiles show clean higher order modes, and S2 imaging measurements show low extraneous higher order mode content. CW and pulsed amplifier experiments are reported. Nanosecond pulses are amplified to 0.5 mJ pulse energy with 0.5 MW peak power.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: August 30, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 5, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 9, 2012
Published: October 12, 2012

Citation
J. W. Nicholson, J. M. Fini, A. M. DeSantolo, X. Liu, K. Feder, P. S. Westbrook, V. R. Supradeepa, E. Monberg, F. DiMarcello, R. Ortiz, C. Headley, and D. J. DiGiovanni, "Scaling the effective area of higher-order-mode erbium-doped fiber amplifiers," Opt. Express 20, 24575-24584 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-22-24575


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