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Metal-ion-doped broadly tunable optical fiber lasers for lidar
Author(s): Animesh Jha; Caroline A. Batchelor; Shaoxiong Shen
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Paper Abstract

The main objective of the paper is to demonstrate rare-earth (Tm3+, Er3+, Ho3+) and transition-metal ion (Cr-ion) doped glass fibres as potential broadly tunable laser devices. The paper will discuss the spectroscopy of metal ions and suitability of glass hosts for designing efficient devices, which can be pumped using commercially available semiconductor or fibre-based IR laser sources, e.g. at 800, 980, 1020, 1040, and 1480 nm wavelengths. The spectroscopic properties of transition metal ion-host systems are compared briefly with those of crystal based devices. Results of the measured spectroscopic properties for Cr-ion and rare-earth ion doped fibre systems particularly pumped using NIR wavelength from Ti-sapphire sources are also reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 November 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5575, Laser Radar Techniques for Atmospheric Sensing, (4 November 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.565408
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Animesh Jha, Univ. of Leeds (United Kingdom)
Caroline A. Batchelor, Univ. of Leeds (United Kingdom)
Shaoxiong Shen, Univ. of Leeds (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5575:
Laser Radar Techniques for Atmospheric Sensing
Upendra N. Singh, Editor(s)

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