Patent Number: 6,298,187

Title: High power fiber gain media system achieved through power scaling via multiplexing

Abstract: Power scaling by multiplexing multiple fiber gain sources with different wavelengths, pulsing or polarization modes of operation is achieved through multiplex combining of the multiple fiber gain sources to provide high power outputs, such as ranging from tens of watts to hundreds of watts, provided on a single mode or multimode fiber.

Inventors: Waarts; Robert G. (Fremont, CA), Welch; David F. (Menlo Park, CA), Grubb; Stephen G. (Fremont, CA), Archambault; Jean-Luc (Linthicum, MD), Scifres; Donald R. (San Jose, CA)

Assignee: SDL, Inc.

International Classification: G02B 6/34 (20060101); H01S 3/30 (20060101); H04B 10/17 (20060101); H01S 3/094 (20060101); H01S 3/067 (20060101); H01S 5/40 (20060101); H01S 3/06 (20060101); H01S 3/23 (20060101); H01S 5/14 (20060101); H01S 5/00 (20060101); G02B 006/34 (); H01S 003/30 (); H04J 014/02 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018