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Thulium-doped silica fiber lasers
Author(s): Anne C. Tropper; Richard G. Smart; Ian R. Perry; David C. Hanna; John R. Lincoln; William S. Brocklesby
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Paper Abstract

The trivalent thulium ion is an interesting activator for silica fiber lasers because of the near infrared transition which is broadband tunable ( diode pumpable can be operated with photon conversion efficiencies greater than 100 and has yielded in excess of 1W output power when pumped by a cw Nd:YAG laser. The paper will review progress on this system and indicate some potential future developments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1991
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1373, Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers II, (1 January 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24937
Show Author Affiliations
Anne C. Tropper, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Richard G. Smart, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Ian R. Perry, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
David C. Hanna, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
John R. Lincoln, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
William S. Brocklesby, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1373:
Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers II
Michel J. F. Digonnet, Editor(s)

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