Chen, S Y and Sun, T and Grattan, K T V and Pal, Atasi and Sen, Ranjan and Sterner, C and Fonjallaz, P Y (2009) Characterization of Tm/Yb doped phosphate microsphere fibre lasers for potential sensor applications. In: 20th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors (OFS-20), 5-9 October, 2009, Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt University, UK.

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In this paper Tm/Yb doped microspheres have been successfully created through melting the ends of fibre cores etched from single mode Tm/Yb fibres designed and fabricated specifically for the laser emission centred at mid-infrared region. When coupled with a fibre taper, a microsphere fibre laser cavity can thus be configured creating a system when pumped by a ~1600nm laser source using a monochromator to monitor the spectral characteristics of the laser output produced. The performance and characteristics of the Tm/Yb microsphere lasers are discussed in detail in the paper. The laser has shown low threshold in terms of the pump power making it well suited to potential optical fibre sensor applications.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Conference of 20th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors; Conference Date: 5 October 2009 through 9 October 2009; Conference Code: 78097
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mid-infrared fibre laser; Tm/Yb microsphere laser; Whispering gallery mode
Subjects: Processing Science
Divisions: Fiber Optics and Photonics
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2013 08:16
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2016 06:30

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