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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 25 — Dec. 8, 2008
  • pp: 21032–21038

Bismuth doped fiber laser and study of unsaturable loss and pump induced absorption in laser performance

Mridu P. Kalita, Seongwoo Yoo, and Jayanta Sahu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 25, pp. 21032-21038 (2008)

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A short Bi doped fiber laser operating in the wavelength region of 1160–1179 nm has been demonstrated. The influence of unsaturable loss on laser performance is investigated. Excited state absorption in Bi doped germano-alumino silicate fiber is reported in the 900–1300 nm wavelength range under 800 and 1047 nm pumping. Bi luminescence and fluorescence decay properties under different pumping wavelengths are also investigated.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: October 3, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 1, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 4, 2008
Published: December 4, 2008

Mridu P. Kalita, Seongwoo Yoo, and Jayanta Sahu, "Bismuth doped fiber laser and study of unsaturable loss and pump induced absorption in laser performance," Opt. Express 16, 21032-21038 (2008)

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