230 mW of blue light from a thulium-doped upconversion fiber laser


Paschotta, R., Moore, N., Clarkson, W.A., Tropper, A.C., Hanna, D.C. and Maze, G. (1997) 230 mW of blue light from a thulium-doped upconversion fiber laser. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 3, (4), 1100-1102. (doi:10.1109/2944.649548 ).

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We demonstrate a powerful diode-pumped blue laser source, consisting of a 7W diode at 807nm that pumps a Nd:YAG laser giving 1.6W with good beam quality at 1123nm, and a thulium-doped upconversion fiber laser. The maximum output power achieved at 481nm is 230mW. We also describe the behavior of a reversible loss which is generated in the fluoride fiber during high power operation

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1077-260X
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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
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Physics and Astronomy
ePrint ID: 77911
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:58
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/77911

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