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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2014
  • pp: 2857–2859

High-power and highly efficient amplification of a radially polarized beam using an Yb-doped double-clad fiber

Shinya Kanazawa, Yuichi Kozawa, and Shunichi Sato  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 10, pp. 2857-2859 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.002857


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Abstract

We demonstrated the amplification of a radially polarized beam by using an Yb-doped double-clad fiber. The output power of the amplified beam reached 21 W at pump power of 30 W. The generation of amplified spontaneous emission was suppressed by applying a seed beam with sufficient power. Although the intensity distribution of the seed beam was well maintained after the amplification, partial transformation of radial polarization to azimuthal polarization was observed.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 6, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 13, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 14, 2014
Published: May 6, 2014

Citation
Shinya Kanazawa, Yuichi Kozawa, and Shunichi Sato, "High-power and highly efficient amplification of a radially polarized beam using an Yb-doped double-clad fiber," Opt. Lett. 39, 2857-2859 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-10-2857


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