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Water detection using fluorescent thulium-doped fluoride fibre pumped by low-cost semiconductor laser
Author(s): Brian D. MacCraith; Fergal J. Mc Aleavey
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Paper Abstract

Rare-earth doped optical fibres have received considerable attention in recent years because of their important application as in-line optical amplifiers and fibre lasers. In particular, fibre lasers are attractive as miniature, efficient and temperature-stable sources for sensors and communication applications. In the case of sensors there has been recent interest in the development of tunable fibre lasers for spectroscopic gas detection in the near IR [1].

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 1994
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2360, Tenth International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, (14 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.185011
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Brian D. MacCraith, Dublin City Univ. (Ireland)
Fergal J. Mc Aleavey, Dublin City Univ. (Ireland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2360:
Tenth International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
Brian Culshaw; Julian D. C. Jones, Editor(s)

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