High power (60mW) single frequency erbium:ytterbium codoped fiber laser

Samson, B.N., Dong, L., Loh, W.H. and Hsu, K. (1997) High power (60mW) single frequency erbium:ytterbium codoped fiber laser. In, 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications (APCC 97), Sydney, AU, 07 - 10 Dec 1997.


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The characteristics of a high power Er3+:Yb3+ single frequency fiber laser pumped at 980nm are reported. The device gives 60mW output power with RIN 10MHz and linewidth 500kHz. At low output powers (< 30mW) the slope efficiency is as high as 25%, falling to 12% at higher powers, the saturation behaviour is related to a bottleneck effect due to the finite Yb-Er transfer rate. Improved performance can be obtained using new fibers with an increased rare-earth concentration which show negligible signs of erbium clustering

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Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 76721
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:56
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/76721

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