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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 1998
  • pp: 3276–3281

Diode-laser-pumped tunable 896–939.5-nm neodymium-doped fiber laser with 43-mW output power

Anthony L. Cook and Herbert D. Hendricks  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 15, pp. 3276-3281 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.003276


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Abstract

A diode-laser-pumped neodymium-doped fiber laser is presented. For a launched pump power of 85 mW, the fiber laser had a cw output power of 43 mW, which is approximately an order of magnitude greater output power than any previously reported diode-pumped neodymium fiber laser operating on the 4F3/24I9/2 transition, which covers the 900–950-nm region. The fiber laser had a threshold power of 10 mW and a slope efficiency of 58% with respect to launched pump power. Tuning with a diffraction grating was obtained from 896 to 937 nm with narrow-band output powers as high as 32 mW. Emission was also obtained at 939.5 nm with use of a fiber Bragg grating as the output reflector.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.3640) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Lidar
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium

History
Original Manuscript: September 15, 1997
Revised Manuscript: February 3, 1998
Published: May 20, 1998

Citation
Anthony L. Cook and Herbert D. Hendricks, "Diode-laser-pumped tunable 896–939.5-nm neodymium-doped fiber laser with 43-mW output power," Appl. Opt. 37, 3276-3281 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-15-3276


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