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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 5068–5074

Ytterbium-sensitized Thulium-doped fiber laser in the near-IR with 980 nm pumping

Atasi Pal, Anirban Dhar, Shyamal Das, Shu Ying Chen, Tong Sun, Ranjan Sen, and Kenneth T V Grattan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 5, pp. 5068-5074 (2010)

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The use of an unidirectional auxiliary pump at approximately 1600 nm in conjunction with a 980 nm primary pump for Ytterbium (Yb3+)-sensitized-Thulium (Tm3+)-doped single mode silica fiber (YTDF) is found to be very effective to activate the most significant resonance energy transfer from Yb3+ to Tm3+, in order to obtain significant emission in the near-infrared. The resulting laser performance of the YTDF at 1874 nm is reported here. The influence of the Tm3+/Yb3+ concentration, their relative proportions and the host glass composition on the lasing efficiency has also been investigated to optimize the fiber parameters for maximum laser output power.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2390) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics, infrared
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 14, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 26, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 5, 2009
Published: February 25, 2010

Atasi Pal, Anirban Dhar, Shyamal Das, Shu Ying Chen, Tong Sun, Ranjan Sen, and Kenneth T V Grattan, "Ytterbium-sensitized Thulium-doped fiber laser in the near-IR with 980 nm pumping," Opt. Express 18, 5068-5074 (2010)

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