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  • Editor: Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 20 — Sep. 29, 2008
  • pp: 16019–16031

2.3 W single transverse mode thulium-doped ZBLAN fiber laser at 1480 nm

G. Androz, M. Bernier, D. Faucher, and R. Vallée  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 20, pp. 16019-16031 (2008)

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A 2.3 W single transverse mode thulium-doped fluoride fiber laser based on fiber Bragg gratings is presented. The laser has a conversion efficiency of 65% to be compared to the quantum limit of 72%. The performances of the laser are compared for two pump wavelengths of 1040 and 1064 nm and are analyzed based on a rate equation analysis.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: August 15, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 19, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 20, 2008
Published: September 24, 2008

G. Androz, M. Bernier, D. Faucher, and R. Vallée, "2.3 W single transverse mode thulium-doped ZBLAN fiber laser at 1480 nm," Opt. Express 16, 16019-16031 (2008)

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