High-power diode-cladding-pumped Tm-doped silica fiber laser.

@article{Jackson1998HighpowerDT,
  title={High-power diode-cladding-pumped Tm-doped silica fiber laser.},
  author={Stuart D. Jackson and Terence King},
  journal={Optics letters},
  year={1998},
  volume={23 18},
  pages={
          1462-4
        }
}
The operation of a diode-pumped Tm-doped silica fiber laser that uses the cladding-pumping arrangement to produce high-power cw output at wavelengths near 2 microm is reported. We obtained a maximum output power of 5.4 W at a slope efficiency of 31% with respect to the launched pump power at a total optical-to-optical efficiency of 22%. The fiber-laser output wavelength was tuned between 1.880 and 2.033 microm by adjustment of the fiber length, with >4W of power obtainable from 1.94 to 2.01… CONTINUE READING
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