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Passive mitigation of mode instabilities

: Jauregui, Cesar; Otto, Hans-Jürgen; Stutzki, Fabian; Jansen, Florian; Limpert, Jens; Tünnermann, Andreas


Ramachandran, S. ; Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers -SPIE-, Bellingham/Wash.:
Fiber Lasers XI. Technology, Systems, and Applications : 3 - 6 February 2014, San Francisco, California, United States
Bellingham, WA: SPIE, 2014 (Proceedings of SPIE 8961)
ISBN: 978-0-8194-9874-8
Paper 896128
Conference "Fiber Lasers - Technology, Systems, and Applications" <11, 2014, San Francisco/Calif.>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IOF ()
mode instabilities; high-power fiber laser systems; mitigation strategies

The phenomenon of mode instabilities has quickly become the most limiting effect for a further scaling of the average power of fiber laser systems. Consequently it is of great importance to find solutions for this problem. In this work we propose two concrete possible passive mitigation strategies: the first one is based on the reduction of the heat load in the fiber, whereas the second one is based on the reduction of the pump absorption. In both cases a significant increase of the threshold is expected.