Microstructured polymer fiber laser

Alexander Argyros*, Martijn A. Van Eijkelenborg, Stuart D. Jackson, Richard P. Mildren

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Abstract

A microstructured polymer optical fiber doped with Rhodamine 6G dye was fabricated and demonstrated as an optical amplifier and a fiber laser. As an amplifier, the fiber achieved a gain in excess of 30 dB. As a pulsed fiber laser, the fiber exhibited a threshold of 20 μJ, a slope efficiency of 18%, and a lifetime as high as 130,000 shots at 10 Hz. The maximum output energy was 16 μJ. The advantages that such fibers offer lie in the simplicity and flexibility of their fabrication and in their potential for use as compact, tunable solid-state sources.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1882-1884
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume29
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2004

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