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

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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