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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 1998
  • pp: 1462–1464

High-power diode-cladding-pumped Tm-doped silica fiber laser

Stuart D. Jackson and TerenceA. King  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 18, pp. 1462-1464 (1998)

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The operation of a diode-pumped Tm-doped silica fiber laser that uses the cladding-pumping arrangement to produce high-power cw output at wavelengths near 2 µm is reported. We obtained a maximum output power of 5.4 W at a slope efficiency of 31% with respect to the launched pump power at a total optical-to-optical efficiency of 22%. The fiber-laser output wavelength was tuned between 1.880 and 2.033 µm by adjustment of the fiber length, with >4W of power obtainable from 1.94 to 2.01 µm. Self-pulsations detected in the output from the double-clad fiber laser may indicate the presence of ion-clustering effects.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

Stuart D. Jackson and TerenceA. King, "High-power diode-cladding-pumped Tm-doped silica fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 23, 1462-1464 (1998)

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