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Erbium 3-um fiber laser in the power range for surgery
Author(s): Markus Pollnau; Ch. Ghisler; G. Bunea; M. Bunea; Willy A.R. Luethy; Heinz P. Weber
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Paper Abstract

The erbium 2.7-micrometer fluorozirconate fiber laser is investigated in computer simulations and experiments. An output power of 158 mW at 2.7 micrometer is achieved from an erbium- doped single-mode fiber cascade laser. The output power is limited only by the pump power available from the Ti:sapphire laser. The slope efficiency of 23.3% in the cascade-lasing regime is close to the calculated limit of 27%. It is shown that this cascade regime represents the most efficient system for the operation of an erbium 2.7-micrometer fluorozirconate fiber laser.

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Date Published: 8 January 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2629, Biomedical Optoelectronics in Clinical Chemistry and Biotechnology, (8 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.229523
Show Author Affiliations
Markus Pollnau, Univ. Bern (Switzerland)
Ch. Ghisler, Univ. Bern (Switzerland)
G. Bunea, Univ. Bern (Switzerland)
M. Bunea, Univ. Bern (Switzerland)
Willy A.R. Luethy, Univ. Bern (Switzerland)
Heinz P. Weber, Univ. Bern (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2629:
Biomedical Optoelectronics in Clinical Chemistry and Biotechnology
Stefan Andersson-Engels; Mario Corti; Ivan Kertesz; Norbert Kroo; Heinz P. Weber; Terence A. King; Riccardo Pratesi; Stefan Seeger, Editor(s)

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