A single-mode Nd3+-doped tellurite glass fiber laser operating at 1.061 μm is described. We believe this is the first demonstration of a single-mode fiber laser in tellurite glass. A lasing threshold of 27 mW of 818-nm absorbed pump power and a slope efficiency output power versus pump power of 23% emitted from one end were observed in the fiber cavity with 11.9% Fresnel reflection at both ends.
© 1994 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 2, 1994
Published: September 15, 1994
J. S. Wang, E. M. Vogel, D. P. Machewirth, F. Wu, and E. Snitzer, "Neodymium-doped tellurite single-mode fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 19, 1448-1449 (1994)