Abstract

Power scaling of high-power single-mode fiber lasers is limited primarily by three inter-dependent obstacles: Insufficient-pump-brightness, excess-heat-generation, and non-linearities in the fiber. In this paper, we review these challenges and describe a novel pumping approach which serves to overcome them. Article not available.

© 2010 Optical Society of America


More Like This
Ultra-High-Power Fiber Amplifiers: Scope and Limitations

M. E. Fermann
FTuR1 Frontiers in Optics (FiO) 2007

High power fiber lasers

Johan Nilsson
CTuC1 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) 2010

Ultimate Power Limits of Optical Fibers

Jay W. Dawson, Michael J. Messerly, Raymond J. Beach, Miroslav Y. Shverdin, Arun K. Sridharan, Paul H. Pax, John E. Heebner, Craig W. Siders, and C. P. J. Barty
OMO6 Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) 2010