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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2873–2875

High-power and highly efficient Tm 3 + -doped silica fiber lasers pumped with diode lasers operating at 1150 nm

Stuart D. Jackson, Frank Bugge, and Götz Erbert  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 19, pp. 2873-2875 (2007)

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An output power of 1.74 W at 2.03 μ m was generated at a slope efficiency of 51% when a double-clad Tm 3 + -doped silica fiber laser was pumped with high-power 1150 nm diode lasers. Pump excited state absorption from the upper laser level populates higher energy levels allowing cross relaxation to repopulate the upper laser level at a quantum efficiency greater than unity and to limit losses relating to additional pump excited state absorption. The output power was scaled to 4.77 W when both ends of the fiber were pumped.

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OCIS Codes
(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

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: August 1, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 27, 2007
Published: September 27, 2007

Stuart D. Jackson, Frank Bugge, and Götz Erbert, "High-power and highly efficient Tm3+-doped silica fiber lasers pumped with diode lasers operating at 1150 nm," Opt. Lett. 32, 2873-2875 (2007)

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