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Development of rare-earth-doped fibres and single-mode fibre lasers

Mears, R.J., Reekie, L., Poole, S.B. and Payne, D.N. (1986) Development of rare-earth-doped fibres and single-mode fibre lasers At Anglo-Chinese Symposium on Optical Communications, China.

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Abstract

Single-mode fibres containing several different rare-earth dopants have been fabricated. Characteristics of the fibres, including absorption and fluorescence spectra, fluorescence lifetimes and uniformity of dopant incorporation have been measured and the results obtained and their influence upon the performance of these fibres as fibre-lasers and amplifiers will be discussed. Use of these fibres as tunable CW lasers centred an 1.088µm (Nd3+-doped fibres) and 1.54µm (Er3+-doped) with tuning ranges of 80nm and 25nm respectively are described. High peak-power output pulses have also been obtained by operating fibre-lasers in a Q-switched mode, with maximum peak-power of 2W in a 1µs pulse for a 200Hz pulse repetition rate

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Published date: May 1986
Venue - Dates: Anglo-Chinese Symposium on Optical Communications, China, 1986-05-01

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Local EPrints ID: 77662
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/77662
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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:30

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Author: R.J. Mears
Author: L. Reekie
Author: S.B. Poole
Author: D.N. Payne

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