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The Properties Of The Samarium Fibre Laser
Author(s): M. C. Farries; P. R. Morkel; J. E. Townsend
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Paper Abstract

The optical properties of trivalent Samarium doped silica glass fibres are described. This material has a narrow fluorescence of 2.2 nm f.w.h.m. at a wavelength of 650 nm. Visible laser emission is obtained at this wavelength when the fibre is pumped in a Fabry Perot cavity. The performance of the laser in continuous, Q-switched and self mode-locked operation is described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 1990
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1171, Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers, (15 February 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963159
Show Author Affiliations
M. C. Farries, Plessey Research (United Kingdom)
P. R. Morkel, The University (United Kingdom)
J. E. Townsend, The University (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1171:
Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers
Michel J. F. Digonnet, Editor(s)

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