5 December 2014 Thulium-doped optical fibers and components for fiber lasers in 2 µm spectral range
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Proceedings Volume 9441, 19th Polish-Slovak-Czech Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics; 94410B (2014) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2086478
Event: XIX Polish-Slovak-Czech Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics, 2014, Jelenia Gora, Poland
Abstract
Thulium-doped fiber lasers are attractive light sources in the infrared region at around 2 micrometers. Their slope efficiency may reach 70 % and thus they are challenging the well-established ytterbium-doped fiber lasers operating at around 1 micrometer. Two-micrometer radiation sources have many advantages over the one-micrometer sources, e.g., better eye-safety, relaxed non-linear limits and more efficient material processing for some types of materials. Particularly important applications of lasers at 2 micrometers are in nonlinear frequency conversion to mid-infrared wavelength. In this paper we review our recent progress in research of thulium-doped fibers and fused fiber components.
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Pavel Peterka, Pavel Honzátko, Ivan Kašík, Jakub Cajzl, Ondřej Podrazky, "Thulium-doped optical fibers and components for fiber lasers in 2 µm spectral range ", Proc. SPIE 9441, 19th Polish-Slovak-Czech Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics, 94410B (5 December 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2086478; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2086478
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