OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • 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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.002873


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (284 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

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.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

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

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

Citation
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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-19-2873


Sort:  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. S. D. Jackson and T. A. King, Opt. Lett. 23, 1462 (1998). [CrossRef]
  2. R. A. Hayward, W. A. Clarkson, P. W. Turner, J. Nilsson, A. B. Grudinin, and D. C. Hanna, Electron. Lett. 36, 711 (2000). [CrossRef]
  3. G. Frith, D. G. Lancaster, and S. D. Jackson, Electron. Lett. 41, 687 (2005). [CrossRef]
  4. S. D. Jackson, A. Sabella, and D. G. Lancaster, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 567 (2007). [CrossRef]
  5. E. Slobodtchikov, P. F. Moulton, and G. Frith, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper MF2.
  6. D. C. Hanna, I. R. Perry, J. R. Lincoln, and J. E. Townsend, Opt. Commun. 80, 52 (1990). [CrossRef]
  7. D. C. Hanna, R. M. Percival, I. R. Perry, R. G. Smart, J. E. Townsend, and A. C. Tropper, Opt. Commun. 78, 187 (1990). [CrossRef]
  8. K. S. Kravtsov, I. A. Bufetov, O. I. Medvedkov, E. M. Dianov, M. V. Yashkov, and A. N. Gur'yanov, Quantum Electron. 35, 586 (2005). [CrossRef]
  9. F. Bugge, G. Erbert, J. Fricke, S. Gramlich, R. Staske, H. Wenzel, U. Zeimer, and M. Weyers, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 1965 (2001). [CrossRef]
  10. S. D. Jackson, F. Bugge, and G. Erbert, Opt. Lett. 32, 2496 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. P. S. Golding, S. D. Jackson, P.-K. Tsai, B. C. Dickinson, and T. A. King, Opt. Commun. 175, 179 (2000). [CrossRef]
  12. S. D Jackson and T. A. King, J. Lightwave Technol. 17, 948 (1999). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 
Fig. 4
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited