Detailed characterization of Nd3+ doped SiO2 - GeO2 glass fibre lasers


Barnes, W.L., Morkel, P.R. and Townsend, J.E. (1991) Detailed characterization of Nd3+ doped SiO2 - GeO2 glass fibre lasers. Optics Communications, 82, (34), 282-288. (doi:10.1016/0030-4018(91)90460-U).

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Several basic parameters of Nd3+ in a SiO2 - GeO2 glass fibre have been determined. The stimulated emission cross-section for the 4F(3/2) to 4I(11/2)transition has been evaluated experimentally both by a laser technique and spectroscopically. Comparison is made between the two methods and a nonradiative decay process inferred. The efficiency of the 800nm pump band was determined from measurements of laser slope efficiencies. Branching ratios for the different fluorescent bands have been measured and cavity losses determined.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0030-4018 (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: 78404
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:58
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78404

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