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23 February 2009 Advances in fiber combined pump modules for fiber lasers
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Fiber combining multiple pump sources for fiber lasers has enabled the thermal and reliability advantages of distributed architectures. Recently, mini-bar based modules have been demonstrated which combine the advantages of independent emitter failures previously shown in single-stripe pumps with improved brightness retention yielding over 2 MW/cm2Sr in compact economic modules. In this work multiple fiber-coupled mini-bars are fiber combined to yield an output of over 400 W with a brightness exceeding 1 MW/cm2Sr in an economic, low loss architecture.
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Trevor Crum, Oscar Romero, Hanxuan Li, Xu Jin, Terry Towe, Irving Chyr, Tom Truchan, Daming Liu, Serge Cutillas, Kelly Johnson, Sang-Ki Park, Ed Wolak, Robert Miller, Robert Bullock, Jeff Mott, Bernard Fidric, and James Harrison "Advances in fiber combined pump modules for fiber lasers", Proc. SPIE 7198, High-Power Diode Laser Technology and Applications VII, 71980V (23 February 2009); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.809876
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