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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 16 — Aug. 13, 2004
  • pp: 1882–1884

Microstructured polymer fiber laser

Alexander Argyros, Martijn A. van Eijkelenborg, Stuart D. Jackson, and Richard P. Mildren  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 16, pp. 1882-1884 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.001882


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Abstract

A microstructured polymer optical fiber doped with Rhodamine 6G dye was fabricated and demonstrated as an optical amplifier and a fiber laser. As an amplifier, the fiber achieved a gain in excess of 30 dB. As a pulsed fiber laser, the fiber exhibited a threshold of 20µJ, a slope efficiency of 18%, and a lifetime as high as 130,000 shots at 10 Hz. The maximum output energy was 16µJ. The advantages that such fibers offer lie in the simplicity and flexibility of their fabrication and in their potential for use as compact, tunable solid-state sources.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

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Alexander Argyros, Martijn A. van Eijkelenborg, Stuart D. Jackson, and Richard P. Mildren, "Microstructured polymer fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 29, 1882-1884 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-16-1882


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