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Thulium doped ZBLAN fibre ring-cavity amplifier
Author(s): S. Tessarin; M. Lynch; J. F. Donegan; G. Maze
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Paper Abstract

We have demonstrated the integration of supporting lasing at 1.88 mm for enhancing the gain in a thulium doped ZBLAN amplifier. The laser ring cavity has been created in order to reduce the bottleneck effect caused by the self-terminating nature of the amplifying transition. Two different types of fibre geometry and pumping scheme have been tested and the performance has been compared with a numerical model of the amplifier.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5825, Opto-Ireland 2005: Optoelectronics, Photonic Devices, and Optical Networks, (3 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.605174
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S. Tessarin, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
M. Lynch, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
J. F. Donegan, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
G. Maze, Le Verre Fluore (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5825:
Opto-Ireland 2005: Optoelectronics, Photonic Devices, and Optical Networks
John Gerard McInerney; Harold S. Gamble; Gerald Farrell; David M. Denieffe; Padraig Hughes; R. Alan Moore; Liam Barry, Editor(s)

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