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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 11 — May. 26, 2008
  • pp: 7715–7719

LD-cladding-pumped 50 pm linewidth Tm3+-doped silica fiber laser

Zhang Yunjun, Yao Baoquan, Ju Youlun, Zhou Hui, and Wang Yuezhu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 11, pp. 7715-7719 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.007715


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Abstract

We report on a Tm3+-doped fiber laser source operating at 1936.4 nm with a very narrow linewidth (50 pm) laser output. Up to 2.4 W cw laser power was obtained from an 82 cm long Tm3+-doped multimodecore fiber cladding pumped by a 792 nm laser diode (LD). The fiber laser cavity included a high-reflective dichroic and a low-reflective FBG output coupler. The multimode fiber Bragg grating (FBG) transmission spectrum and output laser spectrum were measured. By adjusting the distance between the dichroic and the Tm3+-doped fiber end, the multipeak laser spectrum changed to a single-peak laser spectrum.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Systems

History
Original Manuscript: March 12, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 26, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 30, 2008
Published: May 13, 2008

Citation
Zhang Yunjun, Yao Baoquan, Ju Youlun, Zhou Hui, and Wang Yuezhu, "LD-cladding-pumped 50 pm linewidth Tm3+-doped silica fiber laser," Opt. Express 16, 7715-7719 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-11-7715


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