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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 27 — Sep. 20, 2009
  • pp: 5072–5075

Design considerations for short-wavelength operation of 790-nm-pumped Tm-doped fibers

Gavin Frith, Adrian Carter, Bryce Samson, and Graham Town  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 27, pp. 5072-5075 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.48.005072


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Abstract

Tm-doped 790-nm-pumped silica fiber lasers are excellent candidates for producing emission at < 1.95 μm , but achieving efficient operation at these wavelengths requires careful attention to fiber design because of the characteristic three-level reabsorption effects. We present a discussion of methods for mitigation of these effects and two high-efficiency systems that are capable of producing up to 70 W at < 1.92 μm .

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: June 1, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 3, 2009
Published: September 10, 2009

Citation
Gavin Frith, Adrian Carter, Bryce Samson, and Graham Town, "Design considerations for short-wavelength operation of 790-nm-pumped Tm-doped fibers," Appl. Opt. 48, 5072-5075 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-48-27-5072


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