Abstract

Optical fibers with large diameter cores having a negative index step from cladding to core combined with an adequately large gain coefficient in the core provide near-optimal mode properties for fiber lasers delivering robust single transverse mode operation with very large mode areas. Basic properties and simple design formulas for such fibers are presented.

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    [CrossRef]
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2006 (1)

A. E. Siegman, Y. Chen, V. Sudesh, M. C. Richardson, M. Bass, P. Foy, W. Hawkins, and J. Ballato, "Confined propagation and near single mode laser oscillation in a gain guided, index antiguided optical fiber," Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 251101 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

1976 (1)

1964 (2)

E. A. J. Marcatili and R. A. Schmeltzer, "Hollow metallic and dielectric waveguides for long distance optical transmission and lasers," Bell Syst. Tech. J. 43, 1783-1809 (1964).

C. J. Koester and E. Snitzer, "Amplification in fiber lasers," Appl. Opt. 3, 1182-1186 (1964).

Adams, M. J.

M. J. Adams, Introduction to Optical Waveguides (Wiley, 1981).

Ballato, J.

A. E. Siegman, Y. Chen, V. Sudesh, M. C. Richardson, M. Bass, P. Foy, W. Hawkins, and J. Ballato, "Confined propagation and near single mode laser oscillation in a gain guided, index antiguided optical fiber," Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 251101 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Y. Chen, V. Sudesh, M. C. Richardson, M. Bass, J. Ballato, and A. E. Siegman, "Experimental demonstration of gain guided lasing in an index antiguiding fiber," presented at the Advanced Solid State Photonics Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, January 28-31, 2007.

Bass, M.

A. E. Siegman, Y. Chen, V. Sudesh, M. C. Richardson, M. Bass, P. Foy, W. Hawkins, and J. Ballato, "Confined propagation and near single mode laser oscillation in a gain guided, index antiguided optical fiber," Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 251101 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Y. Chen, V. Sudesh, M. C. Richardson, M. Bass, J. Ballato, and A. E. Siegman, "Experimental demonstration of gain guided lasing in an index antiguiding fiber," presented at the Advanced Solid State Photonics Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, January 28-31, 2007.

Burke, J. J.

N. S. Kapany and J. J. Burke, Optical Waveguides (Academic, 1972).

Chen, Y.

A. E. Siegman, Y. Chen, V. Sudesh, M. C. Richardson, M. Bass, P. Foy, W. Hawkins, and J. Ballato, "Confined propagation and near single mode laser oscillation in a gain guided, index antiguided optical fiber," Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 251101 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Y. Chen, V. Sudesh, M. C. Richardson, M. Bass, J. Ballato, and A. E. Siegman, "Experimental demonstration of gain guided lasing in an index antiguiding fiber," presented at the Advanced Solid State Photonics Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, January 28-31, 2007.

Foy, P.

A. E. Siegman, Y. Chen, V. Sudesh, M. C. Richardson, M. Bass, P. Foy, W. Hawkins, and J. Ballato, "Confined propagation and near single mode laser oscillation in a gain guided, index antiguided optical fiber," Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 251101 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Hawkins, W.

A. E. Siegman, Y. Chen, V. Sudesh, M. C. Richardson, M. Bass, P. Foy, W. Hawkins, and J. Ballato, "Confined propagation and near single mode laser oscillation in a gain guided, index antiguided optical fiber," Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 251101 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Kapany, N. S.

N. S. Kapany and J. J. Burke, Optical Waveguides (Academic, 1972).

Koester, C. J.

Laakmann, K. D.

Marcatili, E. A. J.

E. A. J. Marcatili and R. A. Schmeltzer, "Hollow metallic and dielectric waveguides for long distance optical transmission and lasers," Bell Syst. Tech. J. 43, 1783-1809 (1964).

Richardson, M. C.

A. E. Siegman, Y. Chen, V. Sudesh, M. C. Richardson, M. Bass, P. Foy, W. Hawkins, and J. Ballato, "Confined propagation and near single mode laser oscillation in a gain guided, index antiguided optical fiber," Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 251101 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Y. Chen, V. Sudesh, M. C. Richardson, M. Bass, J. Ballato, and A. E. Siegman, "Experimental demonstration of gain guided lasing in an index antiguiding fiber," presented at the Advanced Solid State Photonics Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, January 28-31, 2007.

Schmeltzer, R. A.

E. A. J. Marcatili and R. A. Schmeltzer, "Hollow metallic and dielectric waveguides for long distance optical transmission and lasers," Bell Syst. Tech. J. 43, 1783-1809 (1964).

Siegman, A. E.

A. E. Siegman, Y. Chen, V. Sudesh, M. C. Richardson, M. Bass, P. Foy, W. Hawkins, and J. Ballato, "Confined propagation and near single mode laser oscillation in a gain guided, index antiguided optical fiber," Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 251101 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. E. Siegman, "Propagating modes in gain-guided optical fibers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 20, 1617-1628 (2003).

Y. Chen, V. Sudesh, M. C. Richardson, M. Bass, J. Ballato, and A. E. Siegman, "Experimental demonstration of gain guided lasing in an index antiguiding fiber," presented at the Advanced Solid State Photonics Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, January 28-31, 2007.

Snitzer, E.

Steier, W. H.

Sudesh, V.

A. E. Siegman, Y. Chen, V. Sudesh, M. C. Richardson, M. Bass, P. Foy, W. Hawkins, and J. Ballato, "Confined propagation and near single mode laser oscillation in a gain guided, index antiguided optical fiber," Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 251101 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Y. Chen, V. Sudesh, M. C. Richardson, M. Bass, J. Ballato, and A. E. Siegman, "Experimental demonstration of gain guided lasing in an index antiguiding fiber," presented at the Advanced Solid State Photonics Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, January 28-31, 2007.

Appl. Opt. (2)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

A. E. Siegman, Y. Chen, V. Sudesh, M. C. Richardson, M. Bass, P. Foy, W. Hawkins, and J. Ballato, "Confined propagation and near single mode laser oscillation in a gain guided, index antiguided optical fiber," Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 251101 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Bell Syst. Tech. J. (1)

E. A. J. Marcatili and R. A. Schmeltzer, "Hollow metallic and dielectric waveguides for long distance optical transmission and lasers," Bell Syst. Tech. J. 43, 1783-1809 (1964).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (1)

Other (3)

M. J. Adams, Introduction to Optical Waveguides (Wiley, 1981).

N. S. Kapany and J. J. Burke, Optical Waveguides (Academic, 1972).

Y. Chen, V. Sudesh, M. C. Richardson, M. Bass, J. Ballato, and A. E. Siegman, "Experimental demonstration of gain guided lasing in an index antiguiding fiber," presented at the Advanced Solid State Photonics Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, January 28-31, 2007.

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