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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2012
  • pp: 948–961

Hollow-core Optical Fiber Gas Lasers (HOFGLAS): a review [Invited]

A. V. Vasudevan Nampoothiri, Andrew M. Jones, C. Fourcade-Dutin, Chenchen Mao, Neda Dadashzadeh, Bastian Baumgart, Y.Y. Wang, M. Alharbi, T. Bradley, Neil Campbell, F. Benabid, Brian R. Washburn, Kristan L. Corwin, and Wolfgang Rudolph  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 7, pp. 948-961 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.2.000948


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Abstract

The development of hollow core photonic crystal fibers with low losses over a broad spectral region in the near IR enabled the demonstration of a novel laser type - Hollow-core Optical Fiber Gas Laser (HOFGLAS). The laser combines attractive features of fiber lasers such as compactness and long interaction length of pump and laser radiation with those of gas lasers such as the potential for high output power and narrow line width. This paper summarizes recent developments and describes the demonstration of C2H2 and HCN prototype lasers. Avenues to extend laser emission further into the IR are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(140.1340) Lasers and laser optics : Atomic gas lasers
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.4130) Lasers and laser optics : Molecular gas lasers
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 30, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 6, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 12, 2012
Published: June 20, 2012

Virtual Issues
Advances in Optical Materials (2012) Optical Materials Express
(2012) Advances in Optics and Photonics

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A. V. Vasudevan Nampoothiri, Andrew M. Jones, C. Fourcade-Dutin, Chenchen Mao, Neda Dadashzadeh, Bastian Baumgart, Y.Y. Wang, M. Alharbi, T. Bradley, Neil Campbell, F. Benabid, Brian R. Washburn, Kristan L. Corwin, and Wolfgang Rudolph, "Hollow-core Optical Fiber Gas Lasers (HOFGLAS): a review [Invited]," Opt. Mater. Express 2, 948-961 (2012)
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