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Measurements of temperature quenching effects in nd-doped alumino-silicate optical fiber preforms
Author(s): L. A. Zenteno
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Paper Abstract

It is well known that Al doping increases the miscibility of Nd doped silicate glasses, leading to reduced concentration quenching [1]. This is particularly important in applications involving output power scale-up in Nd-doped double-clad fiber lasers since it permits higher pump absorption efficiency, shorter fiber lengths and increased quantum efficiency [2]. However, as pump power in the tens or even hundreds of watts range becomes available from GaAs laser diode bars [3], the degradation of Nd-fiber laser quantum efficiency with increasing temperature (temperature quenching) may become significant. [4]

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Date Published: 1 September 1996
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 2778, 17th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for Science and New Technology, 277886 (1 September 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.2315983
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L. A. Zenteno, Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, A.C. (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2778:
17th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for Science and New Technology
Joon-Sung Chang; Jai-Hyung Lee; ChangHee Nam, Editor(s)

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