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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)

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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

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)

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