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High power fiber lasers: a review

High power fiber lasers: a review
High power fiber lasers: a review
In this paper, we summarize the fundamental properties and review the latest developments in high power fiber lasers. The review is focused primarily on the most common fiber laser configurations and the associated cladding pumping issues. Special attention is placed on pump combination techniques and the parameters that affect the brightness enhancement observed in single-mode and multimode high power fiber lasers. The review includes the major limitations imposed by fiber nonlinearities and other parasitic effects, such as optical damage, transversemodal instabilities and photodarkening. Finally, the paper summarizes the power evolution in continuous-wave and pulsed ytterbium-doped fiber lasers and their impact on industrial applications.
1077-260X
1-23
Zervas, Michalis N.
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Codemard, Christophe A.
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Zervas, Michalis N.
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Codemard, Christophe A.
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Zervas, Michalis N. and Codemard, Christophe A. (2014) High power fiber lasers: a review. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 20 (5), 1-23. (doi:10.1109/JSTQE.2014.2321279).

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Abstract

In this paper, we summarize the fundamental properties and review the latest developments in high power fiber lasers. The review is focused primarily on the most common fiber laser configurations and the associated cladding pumping issues. Special attention is placed on pump combination techniques and the parameters that affect the brightness enhancement observed in single-mode and multimode high power fiber lasers. The review includes the major limitations imposed by fiber nonlinearities and other parasitic effects, such as optical damage, transversemodal instabilities and photodarkening. Finally, the paper summarizes the power evolution in continuous-wave and pulsed ytterbium-doped fiber lasers and their impact on industrial applications.

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Published date: September 2014
Additional Information: (Invited)
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 367879
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/367879
ISSN: 1077-260X
PURE UUID: 529bf990-0264-47ac-8d26-f4b6c34b9a8a
ORCID for Michalis N. Zervas: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0651-4059

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Date deposited: 05 Sep 2014 10:51
Last modified: 28 Apr 2022 01:35

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