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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2001
  • pp: 145–147

Efficient neodymium-doped glass-ceramic fiber laser and amplifier

B. N. Samson, P. A. Tick, and N. F. Borrelli  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 3, pp. 145-147 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.000145


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Abstract

We report an efficient glass-ceramic fiber laser and show that its slope efficiency (~30%) is not compromised by the presence of Nd-doped fluoride crystals embedded within the core of the single-mode optical fiber. In contrast, the spectroscopy (fluorescence and gain spectrum) of the Nd3+ ions is dramatically changed by the ceramming process, an indication of strong partitioning of the rare-earth ions into the CdF2:PbF2:YF3 crystal environment. The enormous potential for a new range of optical devices based on transparent glass-ceramic materials is highlighted.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(160.2290) Materials : Fiber materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials

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B. N. Samson, P. A. Tick, and N. F. Borrelli, "Efficient neodymium-doped glass-ceramic fiber laser and amplifier," Opt. Lett. 26, 145-147 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-3-145


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