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Thulium-doped fluorozirconate fiber lasers and amplifiers operating in the 0.8-um region
Author(s): Richard G. Smart; John N. Carter; Anne C. Tropper; David C. Hanna
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Paper Abstract

We report a thulium-doped fluorozirconate fiber amplifier pumped at 785nm, with gain being observed between 800nm and 830nm. A small signal gain of 23dB was measured at 806nm. Modeling of this device suggests that a diode- pumped amplifier with 30dB gain and a 3dB bandwidth of 10nm should be feasible when using an optimized fiber. Tunable and Q-switched laser oscillation has also been demonstrated in this wavelength region.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1992
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1581, Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers III, (1 February 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.134981
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Richard G. Smart, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
John N. Carter, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Anne C. Tropper, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
David C. Hanna, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1581:
Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers III
Michel J. F. Digonnet; Elias Snitzer, Editor(s)

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