Accession Number : AD1007784


Title :   Polarizing Ytterbium-Doped all-Solid Photonic Bandgap Fiber with 1150 micrometers2 Effective Mode Area


Descriptive Note : OSTP Journal Article


Corporate Author : Clemson University Research Foundation Clemson United States


Personal Author(s) : Kong,Fanting ; Gu,Guancheng ; Hawkins,Thomas W ; Parsons,Joshua ; Jones,Maxwell ; Dunn,Christopher ; Kalichevsky-Dong,Monica T ; Pulford,Benjamin ; Dajani,Iyad ; Saitoh,Kunimasa ; Palese,Stephen P ; Cheung,Eric ; Dong,Liang


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1007784.pdf


Report Date : 11 Feb 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 9


Abstract : We demonstrate an Yb-doped polarizing all-solid photonic bandgap fiber for single-polarization and single-mode operation with an effective mode area of 1150m2, a record for all-solid photonic bandgap fibers. The differential polarization mode loss is measured to be 5dB/m over the entire transmission band with a 160nm bandwidth and 15dB/m on the short wavelength edge of the band. A 2.6m long fiber was tested in a laser configuration producing a linearly polarized laser output with a PER value of 21dB without any polarizer, the highest for any fiber lasers based on polarizing fibers.


Descriptors :   Fiber lasers , Band gaps , polarization , ytterbium , doping , optical fibers


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE