Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >
Proceedings Article

Long wavelength operation of double-clad Tm:silica fiber lasers

[+] Author Affiliations
Zachary S. Sacks, Zeev Schiffer, Doron David

Elbit Systems Electro-Optics Elop Ltd. (Israel)

Proc. SPIE 6453, Fiber Lasers IV: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 645320 (February 21, 2007); doi:10.1117/12.700525
Text Size: A A A
From Conference Volume 6453

  • Fiber Lasers IV: Technology, Systems, and Applications
  • Donald J. Harter; Andreas Tünnermann; Jes Broeng; Clifford Headley III
  • San Jose, CA | January 20, 2007

abstract

Lasers operating at wavelengths that pass through the atmosphere are required for many applications, including lidar/ladar, spectroscopy, and pollution detection. One window of particular interest is between 2050 and 2300 nm. A Tm:silica fiber laser may be a candidate for operating in this window, but reported solutions using double clad fibers only achieved wavelengths up to 2090nm even though the emission spectrum of the lasing band extends beyond 2200nm. By carefully selecting the dopant concentration, mirror reflectivities, and fiber length the operating wavelength may be adjusted. A laser based on a double clad Tm:silica fiber coupled to a bulk grating for wavelength selection was constructed. By changing the output coupler reflectivity the maximum obtainable wavelength shifted from 2040nm to 2140nm, and another mirror resulted in 2188nm lasing operation.

© (2007) COPYRIGHT SPIE--The International Society for Optical Engineering. Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Citation

Zachary S. Sacks ; Zeev Schiffer and Doron David
"Long wavelength operation of double-clad Tm:silica fiber lasers", Proc. SPIE 6453, Fiber Lasers IV: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 645320 (February 21, 2007); doi:10.1117/12.700525; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.700525


Access This Proceeding
Sign in or Create a personal account to Buy this proceeding ($15 for members, $18 for non-members).

Figures

Tables

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Related Book Chapters

Topic Collections

Advertisement
  • Don't have an account?
  • Subscribe to the SPIE Digital Library
  • Create a FREE account to sign up for Digital Library content alerts and gain access to institutional subscriptions remotely.
Access This Proceeding
Sign in or Create a personal account to Buy this proceeding ($15 for members, $18 for non-members).
Access This Proceeding
Sign in or Create a personal account to Buy this article ($15 for members, $18 for non-members).
Access This Chapter

Access to SPIE eBooks is limited to subscribing institutions and is not available as part of a personal subscription. Print or electronic versions of individual SPIE books may be purchased via SPIE.org.