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Operation of erbium-doped fibre amplifiers and lasers pumped with frequency-doubled Nd:YAG lasers

Farries, M.C., Morkel, P.R., Laming, R.I., Birks, T.A., Payne, D.N. and Tarbox, E.J. (1989) Operation of erbium-doped fibre amplifiers and lasers pumped with frequency-doubled Nd:YAG lasers [in special issue: OFC '89] Journal of Lightwave Technology, 7, (10), pp. 1473-1477. (doi:10.1109/50.39083).

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Abstract

An optical amplifier consisting of an erbium-doped germanosilicate fiber optically pumped at 532 nm is described. Negligible excited-state absorption at 532 nm allows efficient pumping, enabling a gain of 34 dB at 1536 nm to be obtained for only 25 mW of pump power. The pulsed pump source produces negligible noise on the small signal if the pump repetition rate is above 10 kHz. Pulsed laser operation is achieved by pumping a Fabry-Perot erbium doped fiber laser with a frequency doubled Q-switched Nd-YAG laser. Pulses of 0.9-W peak power and 280 ns duration at 1.538µm were obtained.

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Published date: 1989
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 78440
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78440
ISSN: 0733-8724
PURE UUID: f7f844f8-c213-4b00-a5bb-7886c1febc30

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

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Author: M.C. Farries
Author: P.R. Morkel
Author: R.I. Laming
Author: T.A. Birks
Author: D.N. Payne
Author: E.J. Tarbox

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