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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2006
  • pp: 3240–3242

Experimental demonstration of novel end-pumping method for double-clad fiber devices

Pavel Peterka, Ivan Kašík, Vlastimil Matějec, Václav Kubeček, and Pavel Dvořáček  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 22, pp. 3240-3242 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.003240


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Abstract

We present experimental demonstration of an end-pumping scheme based on splicing the multimode pump and single-mode signal fibers directly to a double-clad fiber with a tailored cross section. The method is used to pump a double-clad, erbium- and ytterbium-doped, fiber ring laser. The efficiency of the end-pumping method is tested by determining the slope efficiencies of the fiber ring laser and the fiber laser in a Fabry–Perot configuration. Comparable slope efficiencies are found when both laser configurations have similar output coupler ratios. The developed pumping scheme and double-clad fiber can find applications in cost-effective power fiber amplifiers and lasers.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

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
(140.5560) Lasers and laser optics : Pumping

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: June 22, 2006
Revised Manuscript: August 25, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 29, 2006
Published: October 26, 2006

Citation
Pavel Peterka, Ivan Kašík, Vlastimil Matějec, Václav Kubeček, and Pavel Dvořáček, "Experimental demonstration of novel end-pumping method for double-clad fiber devices," Opt. Lett. 31, 3240-3242 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-22-3240

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