In-fiber resonantly pumped Q-switched holmium fiber laser.

  title={In-fiber resonantly pumped Q-switched holmium fiber laser.},
  author={David G. Lancaster and Stuart D. Jackson},
  journal={Optics letters},
  volume={34 21},
We demonstrate a double-clad fiber laser that incorporates a pump-light absorbing coaxially located Tm(3+)-doped outer core that reaches threshold and resonantly pumps an Ho(3+)-doped inner core. Under cw diode pumping, the output from the laser displays a pulse modulated behavior at wavelengths corresponding to the Tm(3+) transition and short gain switched pulses from the Ho(3+) core that have mode-locked characteristics. The Ho(3+) and Tm(3+) fiber lasers simultaneously produced 1.5 W across… CONTINUE READING

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