Tellurite glass lasers operating close to 2 μm

B. Richards, A. Jha, Yuen Hong Tsang, D. Binks, J. Lousteau, F. Fusari, A. Lagatsky, C. Brown, W. Sibbett

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Abstract

Recent work in the area of Tm3+and Ho3+-doped tellurite fibre and bulk glass lasers operating close to 2 μm is reviewed. Spectroscopic properties of these doped glasses are discussed as well as the relevant pump schemes and energy transfer processes involved. Results of continuous wave (CW) and Q-switched Tm3+and Ho3+-doped tellurite fibre lasers are then presented and discussed. Finally, the results of tellurite bulk glass laser experiments conducted to date are reported.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-193
Number of pages17
JournalLaser Physics Letters
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Fibre
  • Glass
  • Holmium
  • Lasers
  • Tellurite
  • Thulium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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