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Operation of ytterbium-doped silica fibre lasers at specific wavelengths using fibre gratings

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Yb-doped fibre lasers have been previously reported as versatile, efficient laser sources in the 1 µspectral region. The very broad Stark splitting of Yb energy levels in silica results in wide pump (830 - 1064 nm) and emission (975 - 1160 nm) bands. The emission band includes a number of wavelengths of interest for specific uses; examples include 1020 nm, the optimum pump wavelength for the Pr:ZBLAN amplifier and upconversion laser, and 1128 nm. which has been utilised to pump a Tm:ZBLAN upconversion laser.

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Pask, H.M., Archambault, J.L., Carman, R.J., Hanna, D.C., Mackechnie, C.J., Reekie, L., Townsend, J.E. and Tropper, A.C. (1993) Operation of ytterbium-doped silica fibre lasers at specific wavelengths using fibre gratings At 11th National Quantum Electronics Conference (QE-11), United Kingdom. 30 Aug - 02 Sep 1993.

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Published date: September 1993
Venue - Dates: 11th National Quantum Electronics Conference (QE-11), United Kingdom, 1993-08-30 - 1993-09-02

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Local EPrints ID: 77245
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/77245
PURE UUID: 75c867ea-b1dc-4cdf-8bb3-171b2dadaf40

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:33

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Author: H.M. Pask
Author: J.L. Archambault
Author: R.J. Carman
Author: D.C. Hanna
Author: C.J. Mackechnie
Author: L. Reekie
Author: J.E. Townsend
Author: A.C. Tropper

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