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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2004
  • pp: 436–438

Side pumping of double-clad photonic crystal fibers

Jakob Juul Larsen and Guillaume Vienne  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 5, pp. 436-438 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.000436


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Abstract

Side pumping of double-clad photonic crystal fibers is experimentally demonstrated. Optical access to the multimode cladding is obtained by collapsing the airholes over a short length of fiber while leaving the inner single-mode core undisturbed. Coupling efficiencies greater than 90% are obtained. A side-pumped Yb fiber laser with a slope efficiency of 81% is demonstrated with this method.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators

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Jakob Juul Larsen and Guillaume Vienne, "Side pumping of double-clad photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Lett. 29, 436-438 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-5-436


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