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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 3 — Jan. 31, 2011
  • pp: 2773–2781

Theoretical modeling of fiber laser at 810 nm based on thulium-doped silica fibers with enhanced 3H4 level lifetime

Pavel Peterka, Ivan Kasik, Anirban Dhar, Bernard Dussardier, and Wilfried Blanc  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 3, pp. 2773-2781 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.002773


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Abstract

A compact upconversion fiber laser operating around 810 nm is proposed using thulium-doped silica-based fiber with locally modified thulium environment by high alumina codoping. Using a comprehensive numerical model of thulium doped fiber we investigate performance of the proposed laser. Comparison with two other thulium hosts, fluoride glass and standard silica, is presented. Efficient lasing can be expected even for silica based fiber for specific ranges of the fiber and laser cavity parameters, especially when 3H4 lifetime is enhanced. With moderate pump power of 5 W at wavelength of 1064 nm, the predicted output power of the upconversion laser is about 2 W at 810 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3613) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, upconversion

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 9, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 14, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 21, 2011
Published: January 28, 2011

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Pavel Peterka, Ivan Kasik, Anirban Dhar, Bernard Dussardier, and Wilfried Blanc, "Theoretical modeling of fiber laser at 810 nm based on thulium-doped silica fibers with enhanced 3H4 level lifetime," Opt. Express 19, 2773-2781 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-3-2773


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