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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 9 — Apr. 23, 2012
  • pp: 10115–10121

Tm3+ and Tm3+-Ho3+co-doped tungsten tellurite glass single mode fiber laser

Kefeng Li, Guang Zhang, Xin Wang, Lili Hu, Peiwen Kuan, Danping Chen, and Meng Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 9, pp. 10115-10121 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.010115


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Abstract

We investigated the ~2 μm spectroscopic and lasing performance of Tm3+ and Tm3+-Ho3+ co-doped tungsten tellurite glass single mode fibers with a commercial 800 nm laser diode. The double cladding single mode (SM) fibers were fabricated by using rod-in-tube method. The propagation loss of the fiber was ~2.5 dB/m at 1310 nm. The spectroscopic properties of the fibers were analyzed. A 494 mW laser operating at ~1.9 μm was achieved in a Tm3+ doped 20 cm long fiber, the slope efficiency was 26%, and the laser beam quality factor M2 was 1.09. A 35 mW ~2.1 μm laser output was also demonstrated in a 7 cm long of Tm3+-Ho3+ co-doped tungsten tellurite SM fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(160.2290) Materials : Fiber materials
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 8, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 10, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 10, 2012
Published: April 18, 2012

Citation
Kefeng Li, Guang Zhang, Xin Wang, Lili Hu, Peiwen Kuan, Danping Chen, and Meng Wang, "Tm3+ and Tm3+-Ho3+co-doped tungsten tellurite glass single mode fiber laser," Opt. Express 20, 10115-10121 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-9-10115


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