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Optical isolators for 2-micron fibre lasers
Author(s): Gary Stevens; Thomas H. Legg; Peter Shardlow
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Paper Abstract

We report on the development and testing of optical isolators for use in 2-micron fiber laser systems. A variety of potential Faraday rotator materials were characterised to identify the most suitable materials for use in the 1700-2100nm wavelength range. Isolators based on the three best performing materials were then developed and packaged as fiber-in, fiber-out and fiber-in, beam-out devices. The isolators were then tested in CW, pulsed and ultrafast laser systems. The three different designs produced different performance characteristics, but all designs demonstrated isolation >25dB and insertion losses of <1.2 dB.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9346, Components and Packaging for Laser Systems, 93460O (20 February 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2077505
Show Author Affiliations
Gary Stevens, Gooch & Housego (Torquay) Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Thomas H. Legg, Gooch & Housego (Torquay) Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Peter Shardlow, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9346:
Components and Packaging for Laser Systems
Alexei L. Glebov; Paul O. Leisher, Editor(s)

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