Thulium doped ZBLAN fibre ring-cavity amplifier
Item Type:Conference Paper
Citation:Tessarin, S.; Lynch, M.; Donegan, J.F.; Maze, G., Thulium doped ZBLAN fibre ring-cavity amplifier, Proceedings of SPIE, Opto-Ireland 2005: Optoelectronics, Photonic Devices, and Optical Networks , Dublin, 04 April, edited by John G. McInerney, Gerard Farrell, David M. Denieffe, Liam P. Barry, Harold S. Gamble, Padraig J. Hughes, Alan Moore , 5825, 2005, pp230 - 239
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We have demonstrated the integration of supporting lasing at 1.88 ?m for enhancing the gain in a thulium doped ZBLAN amplifier. The laser ring cavity has been created in order to reduce the bottleneck effect caused by the selfterminating nature of the amplifying transition. Two different types of fibre geometry and pumping scheme have been tested and the performance has been compared with a numerical model of the amplifier.
Author: DONEGAN, JOHN FRANCIS
Type of material:Conference Paper
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