Accession Number:

ADA445371

Title:

Helical Large-Core Fiber Lasers

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 28 Sep 2001-28 Sep 2003

Corporate Author:

SOUTHAMPTON UNIV (UNITED KINGDOM) OPTOELECTRONICS RESEARCH CENTRE

Report Date:

2005-06-27

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

This report results from a contract tasking University of Southampton as follows The contractor will investigate a simple alternative approach for selecting the polarization of light transmitted through an optical fiber based on the use of a fiber with a core transmitting region that has a helical corkscrew trajectory along the fiber. This should allow the use of fibers with a larger core area, capable of transmitting more power while maintaining good control of the light distribution in the fiber. The project will examine ways to produce helical-core fibers will test their properties for light propagation, will develop and test alternative designs and will deliver samples of helical-core optical fiber lasers.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE