+21dBm erbium power amplifier pumped by a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser

Grubb, S.G., Humer, W.F., Cannon, R.S., Windhorn, T.H., Vendetta, S.W., Sweeney, K.L., Leilabady, P.A., Barnes, W.L., Jedrzejewski, K.P. and Townsend, J.E. (1992) +21dBm erbium power amplifier pumped by a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 4, (6), 553-555. (doi:10.1109/68.141965).


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Efficient energy transfer has been demonstrated in an Er/Yb co-doped phosphorus doped silica fiber for the first time. This has indirectly allowed the use of reliable, high-power AlGaAs diode laser arrays as the semiconductor pump source through the use of a diode-pumped Nd:YAG (DPL) laser operating at 1064 nm. Small signal gains of 42 dB and output powers of 71 mW (+18.5 dBm) have heen observed with a single DPL. Bidirectional pumping with two DPLs has yielded an output power of 130 mW (+21 dBm).

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1041-1135 (print)
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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 78348
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:58
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78348

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