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Thread: Fibre coupling a large frame ion // advice?

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    Default Fibre coupling a large frame ion // advice?

    Hi chaps,
    I have something very similar to a large frame ion, in terms of beam quality and output power, and wanted to ask the experts // people with direct experience of doing this, how best to fibre couple such a beam? Planned delivery will be to a remote scan head (20-50m away).

    In the past I've coupled a 10W OPSL 532nm before with 50m with a 5-axis launcher, with correct peaking-procedure, and wasn't impressed with the coupling efficiency.

    Does anyone have any recommendations for such quality beams, M^2 <1.4, Po = ~30W, specifically w.r.t. what diameter fibres, and coupling / decoupling lenses?
    Is there any possibility to deliver the output and maintain very close to the input beam spec at high efficiencies (>70%)? Dia 2mm, 0.8mRad?

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    It's my understanding that if you do not use single mode fiber then there will be a loss in beam quality as the beam enters and exits the fiber. I believe that is how fiber helps to homogenize a diode used as a pump source. Other than remaining within the acceptance angle of the fiber with the NA of the launching lens and at these FL probably using aspherical lenses, I can not give any hands on advise. Good luck.

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    I'm not sure I can couple many watts into SM fibre (<10m)... I think something may burn
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    I know. Maybe its not practical, but I would certainly eliminate the possibility of free space through a beam tube.

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    quick question, that has me thinking of a 20+ watt fiber coupled diode bar, i want to get that back into a beam and am told that the lends is not critical, I have a spare double convex lens that would have been used in a green dpss, would this work? the diode is 850nm or something like that
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    you could just put a donk on it briggs

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    ... I have a Coherent-diode with 25W@808nm, where they positioned 19 fibers to every of the emitters in the bar and bundled them to an 'output' of 0.7mm diameter - not so easy to get this output into a SM fiber :-/

    Other 25W@975nm diodes from IPG are better assembled - here three single 9W emitters are collimated and combined and focussed into a 105-fiber, what's much better usable than the 700 microns from Coherent ... but too, hard to fit into a 10 microns fiber ...

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    15 mm diameter 13.7 mm focal length into 100 um or greater core.
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    Thanks Steve; much appreciated.
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