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Chinese Optics Letters


  • Vol. 6, Iss. 1 — Jan. 10, 2008
  • pp: 44–46

Short Tm3+-doped fiber lasers with watt-level output near 2 microns

Yulong Tang, Yong Yang, Xiaojin Cheng, and Jianqiu Xu  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 6, Issue 1, pp. 44-46 (2008)

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High-power operation of diode-pumped fiber lasers at wavelength near 2 microns are demonstrated with short length of heavily Tm3+-doped silica glass fibers. With 7-cm long fiber, a laser at near 2 microns is obtained with the threshold of 135 mW, maximum output power of 1.09 W, and slope efficiency of 9.6% with respect to the launched power from a laser diode at 790 nm. The output stability of this fiber laser is within 5%. The dependence of the performance of fiber lasers on the operation temperature and cavity configuration parameters is also investigated.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber

Yulong Tang, Yong Yang, Xiaojin Cheng, and Jianqiu Xu, "Short Tm3+-doped fiber lasers with watt-level output near 2 microns," Chin. Opt. Lett. 6, 44-46 (2008)

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