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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campilo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2505–2507

Very large-core, single-mode, gain-guided, index-antiguided fiber lasers

Ying Chen, Timothy McComb, Vikas Sudesh, Martin Richardson, and Michael Bass  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 17, pp. 2505-2507 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.002505


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Abstract

Lowest-order, single-mode laser oscillation is reported in gain-guided index-antiguided fiber lasers having core diameters from 100 to 400 μ m . A model is presented explaining how to select resonator mirrors to assure single-mode operation.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: May 23, 2007
Revised Manuscript: July 12, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 12, 2007
Published: August 17, 2007

Citation
Ying Chen, Timothy McComb, Vikas Sudesh, Martin Richardson, and Michael Bass, "Very large-core, single-mode, gain-guided, index-antiguided fiber lasers," Opt. Lett. 32, 2505-2507 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-17-2505


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  1. A. E. Siegman, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 20, 1617 (2003). [CrossRef]
  2. A. E. Siegman, Y. Chen, V. Sudesh, M. C. Richardson, M. Bass, P. Foy, W. Hawkins, and J. Ballato, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 251101 (2006). [CrossRef]
  3. Y. Chen, V. Sudesh, T. McComb, M. C. Richardson, M. Bass, and J. Ballato, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1683 (2007). [CrossRef]
  4. A. E. Siegman, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1677 (2007). [CrossRef]
  5. ISO 11146:1999, Lasers and laser-related equipment--Test methods for laser beam parameters--Beam widths, divergence angle and beam propagation factor (International Organization for Standardization).
  6. V. Sudesh, T. McComb, Y. Chen, M. Bass, M. Richardson, J. Ballato, and A. E. Siegman are preparing a paper to be called "Gain-guided single mode laser action in a diode-pumped 200m core index antiguided fiber," for submission to Appl. Phys. B.

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