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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1430–1432

Millijoule laser pulse delivery for spark ignition through kagome hollow-core fiber

B. Beaudou, F. Gerôme, Y. Y. Wang, M. Alharbi, T. D. Bradley, G. Humbert, J.-L. Auguste, J.-M. Blondy, and F. Benabid  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 9, pp. 1430-1432 (2012)

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We report on power handling oriented design of kagome lattice hollow-core fiber and demonstrate through it for the first time nanosecond laser pulses induced spark ignition in a friendly manner. Two different core designs and transmission bands are investigated and evaluated. The energy threshold damage was measured to be in excess of the 10 mJ level and the output power density is approaching the TW / cm 2 after focusing; demonstrating the outstanding ability of such fiber for high power delivery.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3440) Lasers and laser optics : Laser-induced breakdown
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: January 18, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 29, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 6, 2012
Published: April 23, 2012

B. Beaudou, F. Gerôme, Y. Y. Wang, M. Alharbi, T. D. Bradley, G. Humbert, J.-L. Auguste, J.-M. Blondy, and F. Benabid, "Millijoule laser pulse delivery for spark ignition through kagome hollow-core fiber," Opt. Lett. 37, 1430-1432 (2012)

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