Efficient and tunable operation of a Tm-doped fibre laser

Hanna, D.C., Percival, R.M., Smart, R.G. and Tropper, A.C. (1989) Efficient and tunable operation of a Tm-doped fibre laser. Optics Communications, 75, 283-286. (doi:10.1016/0030-4018(90)90533-Y).


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We report on improved performance from a silica based thulium doped fibre laser. Under excitation at 810nm this system has demonstrated a near theoretical maximum slope efficiency of 36% (84% photon conversion efficiency), corresponding to 44mW of laser output power at 1900 nm for 167mW of absorbed power. In addition we have used a birefringent filter to continuously tune the laser over a range of 276nm, from 1780 to 2056nm.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1016/0030-4018(90)90533-Y
ISSNs: 0030-4018 (print)
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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: 78643
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Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:13
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78643

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