27 February 2009 Widely tunable (>100 nm) continuous-wave narrow-linewidth high-power thulium fiber laser
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Eye-safe, high power, tunable, narrow linewidth lasers are key technologies for a number of applications, including atmospheric propagation measurements. Since the atmosphere has narrow line transmission windows it is important to have a tunable linewidth source which can be matched to the transmission window. We have developed a stable narrow-linewidth (0.3 nm), tunable (from 1947 nm to 2108 nm) large mode area thulium doped fiber laser. Using this as a seed source, a master oscillator power amplifier with ~100 W output power will be presented.
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Timothy S. McComb, Timothy S. McComb, Vikas Sudesh, Vikas Sudesh, Lawrence Shah, Lawrence Shah, Robert A. Sims, Robert A. Sims, Martin C. Richardson, Martin C. Richardson, } "Widely tunable (>100 nm) continuous-wave narrow-linewidth high-power thulium fiber laser", Proc. SPIE 7193, Solid State Lasers XVIII: Technology and Devices, 71931I (27 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.815316; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.815316
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