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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2014
  • pp: 4655–4658

Prospects for diode-pumped alkali-atom-based hollow-core photonic-crystal fiber lasers

Yoav Sintov, Dror Malka, and Zeev Zalevsky  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 16, pp. 4655-4658 (2014)

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By employing large hollow-core Kagome fiber in a double-clad configuration, the performance of a potentially rubidium vapor-based fiber laser is explored. The absorbed power and laser efficiency versus pump power are calculated utilizing a simple laser model. Our results show that a Kagome-based high-power fiber laser is feasible provided that the value of the collisional fine-structure mixing rate will be elevated by increasing the ambient temperature or by increasing the helium pressure.

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OCIS Codes
(140.1340) Lasers and laser optics : Atomic gas lasers
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: May 27, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 19, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 23, 2014
Published: August 5, 2014

Yoav Sintov, Dror Malka, and Zeev Zalevsky, "Prospects for diode-pumped alkali-atom-based hollow-core photonic-crystal fiber lasers," Opt. Lett. 39, 4655-4658 (2014)

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