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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 23 — Nov. 18, 2013
  • pp: 28415–28422

A cladding-pumped, tunable holmium doped fiber laser

Nikita Simakov, Alexander Hemming, W. Andrew Clarkson, John Haub, and Adrian Carter  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 23, pp. 28415-28422 (2013)

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We present a tunable, high power cladding-pumped holmium doped fiber laser. The laser generated >15 W CW average power across a wavelength range of 2.043 – 2.171 μm, with a maximum output power of 29.7 W at 2.120 μm. The laser also produced 18.2 W when operating at 2.171 µm. To the best of our knowledge this is the highest power operation of a holmium doped laser at a wavelength >2.15 µm. We discuss the significance of background losses and fiber design for achieving efficient operation in holmium doped fibers.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: September 26, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 3, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 5, 2013
Published: November 12, 2013

Nikita Simakov, Alexander Hemming, W. Andrew Clarkson, John Haub, and Adrian Carter, "A cladding-pumped, tunable holmium doped fiber laser," Opt. Express 21, 28415-28422 (2013)

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