Fused fiber components for parallel coherent fiber lasers
Centre Technologique ALPhANOV, Institut d'optique d'Aquitaine, Rue François Mitterrand, 33400 Talence, France
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Received: 3 July 2014
Revised: 31 August 2015
Published online: 26 October 2015
The concept of massively parallel coherent fiber lasers holds great promise to generate enormous laser peak power in order to produce highly energetic particle beams. Such technology is expected to provide a route to practical particle colliders or to proton generation for medical applications. Such concept is based on the phasing of thousands of fiber amplifiers each emitting mJ level pulses, in which optical fibers are key components. In this paper, we present important technological building blocks based on optical fibers, which could pave the way for efficient, compact and cost-effective components to address the technological challenges ahead.
© EDP Sciences, Springer-Verlag, 2015