A Compact High Power Singlemode Microstructured Fiber Laser

Friday, January 26, 2007 - 1:25pm - 2:25pm
Vincent 1
Arash Mafi (Corning Incorporated)
We will discuss the design and fabrication of a compact, high power, singlemode, microstructured (photonic crystal) fiber laser. A low index core (antiguiding) assisted by the geometry of the microstructure is used to maximize the core size while maintaining the number of propagating modes. Beam quality factor (M2) is studied for these fibers and is successfully used as a design tool. Some design concepts for scaling up the power using single-supermode multicore microstructure fibers will also be discussed.