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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 14 — Jul. 7, 2008
  • pp: 10690–10695

A Yb3+/Tm3+/Ho3+ triply-doped tellurite fibre laser

Yuen Tsang, Billy Richards, David Binks, Joris Lousteau, and Animesh Jha  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 14, pp. 10690-10695 (2008)

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Continuous wave laser emission at 2.1 µm from a Yb3+/Tm3+/Ho3+ triply-doped tellurite fibre laser is reported. The fibre was pumped at 1.1 µm by a Yb3+-doped double-clad silica fibre laser. For a 17 cm fibre length and 99%–60% reflectance cavity, the threshold was 15 mW and the slope efficiency was 25%. A maximum output of 60 mW was observed for a launched pump power of 270 mW, corresponding to 22% optical-to-optical efficiency.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(160.2290) Materials : Fiber materials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: April 29, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 23, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 25, 2008
Published: July 2, 2008

Yuen Tsang, Billy Richards, David Binks, Joris Lousteau, and Animesh Jha, "A Yb3+/Tm3+/Ho3+ triply-doped tellurite fibre laser," Opt. Express 16, 10690-10695 (2008)

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