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230 mW of blue light from a thulium-doped upconversion fiber laser

Paschotta, R., Moore, N., Clarkson, W.A., Tropper, A.C., Hanna, D.C. and Maze, G. (1997) 230 mW of blue light from a thulium-doped upconversion fiber laser IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 3, (4), pp. 1100-1102. (doi:10.1109/2944.649548).

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Abstract

We demonstrate a powerful diode-pumped blue laser source, consisting of a 7W diode at 807nm that pumps a Nd:YAG laser giving 1.6W with good beam quality at 1123nm, and a thulium-doped upconversion fiber laser. The maximum output power achieved at 481nm is 230mW. We also describe the behavior of a reversible loss which is generated in the fluoride fiber during high power operation.

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Published date: August 1997
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre, Physics & Astronomy

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Local EPrints ID: 77911
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/77911
ISSN: 1077-260X
PURE UUID: b7848046-3804-45f9-9c1d-e3f1c3e9a4b6

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:28

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Author: R. Paschotta
Author: N. Moore
Author: W.A. Clarkson
Author: A.C. Tropper
Author: D.C. Hanna
Author: G. Maze

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