Neodymium-doped cladding-pumped aluminosilicate fiber laser tunable in the 0.9-μm wavelength range

Daniel B.S. Soh, Seongwoo Yoo, Johan Nilsson, Jayanta K. Sahu, Kyunghwan Oh, Seungin Baek, Yoonchan Jeong, Christophe Codemard, Pascal Dupriez, Jaesun Kim, Valery Philippov

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Abstract

A tunable high-power cladding-pumped neodymium-doped aluminosilicate fiber laser is demonstrated. The maximum power reached was 2.4 W with a slope efficiency of 41% and a threshold pump power of 1.68 W, both with respect to launched pump power, when cladding pumped by two 808-nm diode pump sources at both fiber ends. The dependence of the tuning range on the fiber length is investigated. The tuning range changed from 922 to 942 nm for a 25-m-long fiber to 908-938 nm with a 14-m-long fiber, because of reabsorption effects. The output linewidth was 0.26 nm in a diffraction-limited beam. Operation on the challenging 0.9-μm three-level transition in neodymium-doped double-clad fiber laser was facilitated by a W-type core refractive index profile. This filtered out the unwanted and competing strong transition at 1.06 μm while guidance of 0.9 μm remained intact.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1275-1282
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Volume40
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Sep 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Soh, D. B. S., Yoo, S., Nilsson, J., Sahu, J. K., Oh, K., Baek, S., Jeong, Y., Codemard, C., Dupriez, P., Kim, J., & Philippov, V. (2004). Neodymium-doped cladding-pumped aluminosilicate fiber laser tunable in the 0.9-μm wavelength range. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 40(9), 1275-1282. https://doi.org/10.1109/JQE.2004.833230