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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2014
  • pp: 3122–3125

High-power beam transport through a hollow-core photonic bandgap fiber

D. C. Jones, C. R. Bennett, M. A. Smith, and A. M. Scott  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 11, pp. 3122-3125 (2014)

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We investigate the use of a seven-cell hollow-core photonic bandgap fiber for transport of CW laser radiation from a single-mode, narrow-linewidth, high-power fiber laser amplifier. Over 90% of the amplifier output was coupled successfully and transmitted through the fiber in a near-Gaussian mode, with negligible backreflection into the source. 100 W of power was successfully transmitted continuously without damage and 160 W of power was transmitted briefly before the onset of thermal lensing in the coupling optics.

OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(140.3325) Lasers and laser optics : Laser coupling
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: March 17, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 17, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 18, 2014
Published: May 19, 2014

D. C. Jones, C. R. Bennett, M. A. Smith, and A. M. Scott, "High-power beam transport through a hollow-core photonic bandgap fiber," Opt. Lett. 39, 3122-3125 (2014)

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