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+21dBm erbium power amplifier pumped by a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser

By S.G. Grubb, W.F. Humer, R.S. Cannon, T.H. Windhorn, S.W. Vendetta, K.L. Sweeney, P.A. Leilabady, W.L. Barnes, K.P. Jedrzejewski and J.E. Townsend

Abstract

Efficient energy transfer has been demonstrated in an Er/Yb co-doped phosphorus doped silica fiber for the first time. This has indirectly allowed the use of reliable, high-power AlGaAs diode laser arrays as the semiconductor pump source through the use of a diode-pumped Nd:YAG (DPL) laser operating at 1064 nm. Small signal gains of 42 dB and output powers of 71 mW (+18.5 dBm) have heen observed with a single DPL. Bidirectional pumping with two DPLs has yielded an output power of 130 mW (+21 dBm)

Topics: QC, TK
Year: 1992
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.soton.ac.uk:78348
Provided by: e-Prints Soton

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