Title

High-power widely tunable thulium fiber lasers

Authors

Authors

T. S. McComb; R. A. Sims; C. C. C. Willis; P. Kadwani; V. Sudesh; L. Shah;M. Richardson

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Appl. Optics

Keywords

BRAGG GRATINGS; MU-M; SINGLE-FREQUENCY; OPERATION; PROPAGATION; AMPLIFIER; LIDAR; Optics

Abstract

Applications requiring long-range atmospheric propagation are driving the development of high-power thulium fiber lasers. We report on the performance of two different laser configurations for high-power tunable thulium fiber lasers: one is a single oscillator utilizing a volume Bragg grating for wavelength stabilization; the other is a master oscillator power amplifier system with the oscillator stabilized and made tunable by a diffraction grating. Each configuration provides >150 W of average power, >50% slope efficiency, narrow output linewidth, and >100 nm tunability in the wavelength range around 2 mu m. (C) 2010 Optical Society of America

Journal Title

Applied Optics

Volume

49

Issue/Number

32

Publication Date

1-1-2010

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

6236

Last Page

6242

WOS Identifier

WOS:000284058400008

ISSN

1559-128X

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