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Detailed characterization of Nd3+ doped SiO2 - GeO2 glass fibre lasers

Barnes, W.L., Morkel, P.R. and Townsend, J.E. (1991) Detailed characterization of Nd3+ doped SiO2 - GeO2 glass fibre lasers Optics Communications, 82, (34), pp. 282-288. (doi:10.1016/0030-4018(91)90460-U).

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Several basic parameters of Nd3+ in a SiO2 - GeO2 glass fibre have been determined. The stimulated emission cross-section for the 4F(3/2) to 4I(11/2)transition has been evaluated experimentally both by a laser technique and spectroscopically. Comparison is made between the two methods and a nonradiative decay process inferred. The efficiency of the 800nm pump band was determined from measurements of laser slope efficiencies. Branching ratios for the different fluorescent bands have been measured and cavity losses determined.

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Published date: 1991


Local EPrints ID: 78404
ISSN: 0030-4018
PURE UUID: 51a762ef-e010-4a90-b923-96d07bfced66

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:24

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Author: W.L. Barnes
Author: P.R. Morkel
Author: J.E. Townsend

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