In-fiber resonantly pumped Q-switched holmium fiber laser

David G. Lancaster, Stuart D. Jackson

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Abstract

We demonstrate a double-clad fiber laser that incorporates a pump-light absorbing coaxially located Tm3+-doped outer core that reaches threshold and resonantly pumps an Ho3+-doped inner core. Under cw diode pumping, the output from the laser displays a pulse modulated behavior at wavelengths corresponding to the Tm3+ transition and short gain switched pulses from the Ho3+ core that have mode-locked characteristics. The Ho3+ and Tm3+ fiber lasers simultaneously produced 1.5 W across 2040-2140 nm and operate at a pulse repetition frequency of ∼80 kHz and at pulse widths as short as 330 ns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3412-3414
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume34
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2009
Externally publishedYes

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