Pal, Atasi and Dhar, Anirban and Das, Shyamal and Chen, Shu Ying and Sun, Tong and Sen, Ranjan and Grattan, Kenneth T V (2010) Ytterbium-sensitized Thulium-doped fiber laser in the near-IR with 980 nm pumping. Optics Express, 18 (5). pp. 5068-5074. ISSN 1094-4087

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The use of an unidirectional auxiliary pump at approximately 1600 nm in conjunction with a 980 nm primary pump for Ytterbium (Yb(3+))-sensitized-Thulium (Tm(3+))-doped single mode silica fiber (YTDF) is found to be very effective to activate the most significant resonance energy transfer from Yb(3+) to Tm(3+), in order to obtain significant emission in the near-infrared. The resulting laser performance of the YTDF at 1874 nm is reported here. The influence of the Tm(3+)/Yb(3+) concentration, their relative proportions and the host glass composition on the lasing efficiency has also been investigated to optimize the fiber parameters for maximum laser output power. (C) 2009 Optical Society of America

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fiber optics; infrared; Fibers; single mode; Lasers; fibers; Ytterbium thulium doped fiber
Subjects: Processing Science
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2012 07:05
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2012 07:05

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