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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 12 — Jun. 16, 2014
  • pp: 14896–14903

Ho:YAG single crystal fiber: fabrication and optical characterization

Yuan Li, Eric G. Johnson, Craig D. Nie, James A. Harrington, and Ramesh Shori  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 12, pp. 14896-14903 (2014)

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0.5% Holmium (Ho) doped YAG single crystal fiber (SCF) was fabricated using Laser Heated Pedestal Growth (LHPG) method and characterized for its optical absorption and emission properties involving transitions between the 5I8 and 5I7 energy levels. The results verified the absorption peaks suitable for in-band direct pumping at 1908 nm and 1932 nm with the emission occurring between 2050 and 2150 nm. Small signal gain measurements were also performed for demonstrating the fiber like characteristics of the SCF.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics

Original Manuscript: April 11, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 3, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 4, 2014
Published: June 10, 2014

Yuan Li, Eric G. Johnson, Craig D. Nie, James A. Harrington, and Ramesh Shori, "Ho:YAG single crystal fiber: fabrication and optical characterization," Opt. Express 22, 14896-14903 (2014)

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