Barnes, W.L., Poole, S.B., Townsend, J.E., Reekie, L., Taylor, D.J. and Payne, D.N.
Er3+-Yb3+ and Er3+-doped fibre lasers
[in special issue: OFC'89]
IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, 7, (10), . (doi:10.1109/50.39081).
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Single-mode fibre lasers operating at ~1.57µm are described. Output powers of >2 mW are reported for laser diode pumped operation. Direct comparison is made between fibre lasers employing sensitized erbium (Er3+ and Yb3+) and erbium on its own. The performance of Er3+-Yb3+ fibre lasers is then analyzed in more detail as a function of fibre length. Both CW and Q-switched operation are studied and the results obtained demonstrate that practical sources at 1.5µm are available from diode pumped Er3+-Yb3+ systems.
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