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Q switched PM Tm: fiber laser oscillator for mid-IR generation
Author(s): Pankaj Kadwani; R. Andrew Sims; Lawrence Shah; Martin C. Richardson
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Paper Abstract

Q-switched operation in a thulium doped photonic crystal fiber (PCF) is shown for the first time. The slope efficiencies of 25.9, 31.9 and 33 % were observed for 10, 20 and 50 kHz repetition rates. The high peak powers of >5 kW in the PCF oscillator was used to introduce modulation instability initiated >350 nm broadening in ~50 m SMF-28 fiber.

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Date Published: 16 February 2012
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 8237, Fiber Lasers IX: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 82373G (16 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.909332
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Pankaj Kadwani, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
R. Andrew Sims, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Lawrence Shah, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Martin C. Richardson, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8237:
Fiber Lasers IX: Technology, Systems, and Applications
Eric C. Honea; Sami T. Hendow, Editor(s)

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