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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2012
  • pp: 2259–2261

Neodymium-doped phosphate fiber lasers with an all-solid microstructured inner cladding

Guang Zhang, Qinling Zhou, Chunlei Yu, Lili Hu, and Danping Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 12, pp. 2259-2261 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.002259


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Abstract

We report on high-power fiber lasers based on index-guiding, all-solid neodymium-doped (Nd-doped) phosphate photonic crystal fiber (PCF) with a hexagonal-shaped inner cladding. The optimum fiber laser with a 36 cm length active fiber, generated up to 7.92 W output power at 1053 nm, which benefited from a high absorption coefficient for pump power due to its noncircular inner cladding. The guiding properties of the all-solid PCF were also investigated. A stable mode with a donut-shaped profile and a power-dependent laser beam quality have been observed experimentally and analyzed.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 6, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 26, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 26, 2012
Published: June 6, 2012

Citation
Guang Zhang, Qinling Zhou, Chunlei Yu, Lili Hu, and Danping Chen, "Neodymium-doped phosphate fiber lasers with an all-solid microstructured inner cladding," Opt. Lett. 37, 2259-2261 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-12-2259


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