Operation of erbium-doped fibre amplifiers and lasers pumped with frequency-doubled Nd:YAG lasers


Farries, M.C., Morkel, P.R., Laming, R.I., Birks, T.A., Payne, D.N. and Tarbox, E.J. (1989) Operation of erbium-doped fibre amplifiers and lasers pumped with frequency-doubled Nd:YAG lasers. [in special issue: OFC '89] IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, 7, (10), 1473-1477. (doi:10.1109/50.39083).

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An optical amplifier consisting of an erbium-doped germanosilicate fiber optically pumped at 532 nm is described. Negligible excited-state absorption at 532 nm allows efficient pumping, enabling a gain of 34 dB at 1536 nm to be obtained for only 25 mW of pump power. The pulsed pump source produces negligible noise on the small signal if the pump repetition rate is above 10 kHz. Pulsed laser operation is achieved by pumping a Fabry-Perot erbium doped fiber laser with a frequency doubled Q-switched Nd-YAG laser. Pulses of 0.9-W peak power and 280 ns duration at 1.538µm were obtained.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0733-8724 (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: 78440
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:59
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78440

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