1 December 2017 Monolithic thulium-doped fiber laser
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Proceedings Volume 10603, Photonics, Devices, and Systems VII; 106030L (2017) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2292912
Event: Photonics Prague 2017, 2017, Prague, Czech Republic
Abstract
In this contribution we report and discuss the results of laser characterizations of experimental thulium-doped optical fibers. These active fibers were fabricated in house and were tested in two laser systems to verify their characteristics. The first one, a monolithic fiber laser, was of great interest to us due to its potentially lower overall resonator losses, improved laser lifetime and better robustness. The compact laser cavities with a Bragg gratings inscribed directly into the active optical fiber differs to the second laser system where the Bragg gratings were inscribed into a passive fiber which had to be spliced to the active fiber. The tested fibers were manufactured by the modified chemical vapor deposition method and a solution-doping of thulium ions with Al2O3 or alumina nanoparticles, respectively. We focused on comparison of laser output powers, slope efficiencies, and laser thresholds for particular thulium-doped fiber in different laser configurations.
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J. Aubrecht, J. Aubrecht, P. Peterka, P. Peterka, P. Honzátko, P. Honzátko, F. Todorov, F. Todorov, O. Podrazký, O. Podrazký, M. Kamrádek, M. Kamrádek, J. Proboštová, J. Proboštová, I. Kašík, I. Kašík, } "Monolithic thulium-doped fiber laser", Proc. SPIE 10603, Photonics, Devices, and Systems VII, 106030L (1 December 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2292912; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2292912
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