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High-power picosecond Er3+/Yb3+ fibre laser

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The unique combination of an active medium, nonlinearity, and negative group velocity dispersion make erbium doped fibers extremely attractive as the basic component of fiber soliton lasers. Recently, we have obtained greatly improved performance in a 1.06-µm pumped fiber amplifier based on Yb3+-sensitized Er3+ doped silica fiber. This development enables the use of readily available high-power solid-state mini-YAG lasers as pump sources and thus considerably scales up the output available from practical fiber lasers. Even more interestingly, the 1-W diode-pumped Nd3+-doped fiber laser recently developed in our laboratories can also be employed as a pump source in an all-fiber tandem-pumping arrangement. We report here a simple, inexpensive high-power fiber laser source based on the new codoped fiber, which is capable of generating transform-limited picosecond pulses with peak powers as high as 200 W.

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Richardson, D.J., Grudinin, A.B., Payne, D.N. and Senatorov, A.K. (1992) High-power picosecond Er3+/Yb3+ fibre laser At CLEO'92: Conference on Lasers & Electro-Optics, United States. 01 May 1992.

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Published date: 1992
Venue - Dates: CLEO'92: Conference on Lasers & Electro-Optics, United States, 1992-05-01 - 1992-05-01

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Local EPrints ID: 77371
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/77371
PURE UUID: 6abbfe27-f264-4c7f-af49-95bd80cfbc7f

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:32

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Author: D.J. Richardson
Author: A.B. Grudinin
Author: D.N. Payne
Author: A.K. Senatorov

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