Abstract

In this paper we present a novel method to reliably strip the unwanted cladding light in high-power fiber lasers. Soft metals are utilized to fabricate a high-power cladding light stripper (CLS). The capability of indium (In), aluminum (Al), tin (Sn), and gold (Au) in extracting unwanted cladding light is examined. The experiments show that these metals have the right features for stripping the unwanted light out of the cladding. We also find that the metal–cladding contact area is of great importance because it determines the attenuation and the thermal load on the CLS. These metals are examined in different forms to optimize the contact area to have the highest possible attenuation and avoid localized heating. The results show that sheets of indium are very effective in stripping unwanted cladding light.

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A. Kliner, K. Hou, M. Plotner, C. Hupe, T. Stelzner, T. Schreiber, R. Eberhardt, and A. Tünnermann, “Fabrication and evaluation of a 500  W cladding light stripper,” Proc. SPIE 8616, 86160N1 (2013).
[CrossRef]

2012 (2)

2008 (1)

A. Wetter, M. Faucher, and B. Sevigny, “High power cladding light strippers,” Proc. SPIE 6873, 687327 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2005 (1)

Alavian, A.

Anderegg, J.

J. Anderegg, S. J. Brosnan, and P. A. Thielen, “System and method to remove light from cladding,” U.S. patent7,349,596 B2 (March25, 2008).

Babazadeh, A.

Bennetts, N.

N. Bennetts, K. P. Sheehan, and F. Sun, “Apparatus and method for removing unwanted optical radiation from an optical fiber,” U.S. patent0,303,104 A1 (December2, 2010).

Brosnan, S. J.

J. Anderegg, S. J. Brosnan, and P. A. Thielen, “System and method to remove light from cladding,” U.S. patent7,349,596 B2 (March25, 2008).

Brunet, F.

Eberhardt, R.

A. Kliner, K. Hou, M. Plotner, C. Hupe, T. Stelzner, T. Schreiber, R. Eberhardt, and A. Tünnermann, “Fabrication and evaluation of a 500  W cladding light stripper,” Proc. SPIE 8616, 86160N1 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Faucher, M.

Golshan, A. H.

Heidariazar, A.

Hejaz, K.

Holehouse, N.

Hou, K.

A. Kliner, K. Hou, M. Plotner, C. Hupe, T. Stelzner, T. Schreiber, R. Eberhardt, and A. Tünnermann, “Fabrication and evaluation of a 500  W cladding light stripper,” Proc. SPIE 8616, 86160N1 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Hupe, C.

A. Kliner, K. Hou, M. Plotner, C. Hupe, T. Stelzner, T. Schreiber, R. Eberhardt, and A. Tünnermann, “Fabrication and evaluation of a 500  W cladding light stripper,” Proc. SPIE 8616, 86160N1 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Ilyashenko, V.

M. Meleshkevich, V. Ilyashenko, and O. Shkurikhin, “High power fiber laser system with cladding light stripper,” U.S. patent7,839,901 B2 (June3, 2010).

Jafari, N. T.

Kanskar, M.

Kliner, A.

A. Kliner, K. Hou, M. Plotner, C. Hupe, T. Stelzner, T. Schreiber, R. Eberhardt, and A. Tünnermann, “Fabrication and evaluation of a 500  W cladding light stripper,” Proc. SPIE 8616, 86160N1 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Kliner, D.

D. Kliner, D. A. Tucker, and J. Lugo, “Scalable cladding mode stripper device,” U.S. patent8,027,555 B1 (September27, 2011).

Langseth, J. E.

J. E. Langseth and A. E. Manl, “All glass fiber laser cladding mode stripper,” U.S. patent0,070,115 A1 (March22, 2012).

Lugo, J.

D. Kliner, D. A. Tucker, and J. Lugo, “Scalable cladding mode stripper device,” U.S. patent8,027,555 B1 (September27, 2011).

Manl, A. E.

J. E. Langseth and A. E. Manl, “All glass fiber laser cladding mode stripper,” U.S. patent0,070,115 A1 (March22, 2012).

Meleshkevich, M.

M. Meleshkevich, V. Ilyashenko, and O. Shkurikhin, “High power fiber laser system with cladding light stripper,” U.S. patent7,839,901 B2 (June3, 2010).

Nasirabad, R. R.

Norouzy, A.

Plotner, M.

A. Kliner, K. Hou, M. Plotner, C. Hupe, T. Stelzner, T. Schreiber, R. Eberhardt, and A. Tünnermann, “Fabrication and evaluation of a 500  W cladding light stripper,” Proc. SPIE 8616, 86160N1 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Poozesh, R.

Roohforouz, A.

Schreiber, T.

A. Kliner, K. Hou, M. Plotner, C. Hupe, T. Stelzner, T. Schreiber, R. Eberhardt, and A. Tünnermann, “Fabrication and evaluation of a 500  W cladding light stripper,” Proc. SPIE 8616, 86160N1 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Sevigny, B.

A. Wetter, M. Faucher, and B. Sevigny, “High power cladding light strippers,” Proc. SPIE 6873, 687327 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Sheehan, K. P.

N. Bennetts, K. P. Sheehan, and F. Sun, “Apparatus and method for removing unwanted optical radiation from an optical fiber,” U.S. patent0,303,104 A1 (December2, 2010).

Shkurikhin, O.

M. Meleshkevich, V. Ilyashenko, and O. Shkurikhin, “High power fiber laser system with cladding light stripper,” U.S. patent7,839,901 B2 (June3, 2010).

Stelzner, T.

A. Kliner, K. Hou, M. Plotner, C. Hupe, T. Stelzner, T. Schreiber, R. Eberhardt, and A. Tünnermann, “Fabrication and evaluation of a 500  W cladding light stripper,” Proc. SPIE 8616, 86160N1 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Sun, F.

N. Bennetts, K. P. Sheehan, and F. Sun, “Apparatus and method for removing unwanted optical radiation from an optical fiber,” U.S. patent0,303,104 A1 (December2, 2010).

Thielen, P. A.

J. Anderegg, S. J. Brosnan, and P. A. Thielen, “System and method to remove light from cladding,” U.S. patent7,349,596 B2 (March25, 2008).

Todoroki, S.

Tucker, D. A.

D. Kliner, D. A. Tucker, and J. Lugo, “Scalable cladding mode stripper device,” U.S. patent8,027,555 B1 (September27, 2011).

T├╝nnermann, A.

A. Kliner, K. Hou, M. Plotner, C. Hupe, T. Stelzner, T. Schreiber, R. Eberhardt, and A. Tünnermann, “Fabrication and evaluation of a 500  W cladding light stripper,” Proc. SPIE 8616, 86160N1 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Wetter, A.

Xiao, Y.

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

Opt. Express (2)

Proc. SPIE (2)

A. Kliner, K. Hou, M. Plotner, C. Hupe, T. Stelzner, T. Schreiber, R. Eberhardt, and A. Tünnermann, “Fabrication and evaluation of a 500  W cladding light stripper,” Proc. SPIE 8616, 86160N1 (2013).
[CrossRef]

A. Wetter, M. Faucher, and B. Sevigny, “High power cladding light strippers,” Proc. SPIE 6873, 687327 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Other (5)

J. Anderegg, S. J. Brosnan, and P. A. Thielen, “System and method to remove light from cladding,” U.S. patent7,349,596 B2 (March25, 2008).

M. Meleshkevich, V. Ilyashenko, and O. Shkurikhin, “High power fiber laser system with cladding light stripper,” U.S. patent7,839,901 B2 (June3, 2010).

D. Kliner, D. A. Tucker, and J. Lugo, “Scalable cladding mode stripper device,” U.S. patent8,027,555 B1 (September27, 2011).

J. E. Langseth and A. E. Manl, “All glass fiber laser cladding mode stripper,” U.S. patent0,070,115 A1 (March22, 2012).

N. Bennetts, K. P. Sheehan, and F. Sun, “Apparatus and method for removing unwanted optical radiation from an optical fiber,” U.S. patent0,303,104 A1 (December2, 2010).

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