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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2002
  • pp: 1989–1991

High-power cladding-pumped Tm-doped silica fiber laser with wavelength tuning from 1860 to 2090 nm

W. A. Clarkson, N. P. Barnes, P. W. Turner, J. Nilsson, and D. C. Hanna  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 22, pp. 1989-1991 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.27.001989


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Abstract

A high-power double-clad Tm-doped silica fiber laser, pumped by two beam-shaped and polarization-coupled diode bars at 787 nm, was wavelength tuned by use of an external cavity containing a diffraction grating. The Tm fiber laser produced a maximum output power of 7 W at 1940 nm for 40 W of incident diode power and was tuned over a wavelength range of 230 nm from 1860 to 2090 nm, with >5-W output power over the range 1870–2040 nm. The prospects for further improvement in performance and extension of the tuning range are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable

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W. A. Clarkson, N. P. Barnes, P. W. Turner, J. Nilsson, and D. C. Hanna, "High-power cladding-pumped Tm-doped silica fiber laser with wavelength tuning from 1860 to 2090 nm," Opt. Lett. 27, 1989-1991 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-27-22-1989


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