Abstract

We present the design of a polarisation maintaining, resonantly and cladding pumped, large mode area holmium-doped fibre. We describe the operation of this fibre in a pulsed amplifier configuration. The amplifier produced pulses with energy of 2.25 mJ and duration of 20 ns at a repetition rate of 20 kHz and average power of 45 W. The holmium-doped fibre provided >10 dB of gain at 2.09 µm and the polarisation extinction ratio was >11.5 dB. The beam quality of the output (M2) was 1.6. To the best of our knowledge this is the highest pulse energy achieved from any singly holmium-doped fibre by an order of magnitude.

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  1. C. C. C. Willis, L. Shah, M. Baudelet, P. Kadwani, T. S. McComb, R. A. Sims, V. Sudesh, M. Richardson, “High-energy Q-switched Tm3+-doped polarisation maintaining silica fibre laser,” Proc. SPIE 7580, 758003 (2010),
    [CrossRef]
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  3. D. Creeden, P. A. Ketteridge, P. A. Budni, S. D. Setzler, Y. E. Young, J. C. McCarthy, K. Zawilski, P. G. Schunemann, T. M. Pollak, E. P. Chicklis, M. Jiang, “Mid-infrared ZnGeP2 parametric oscillator directly pumped by a pulsed 2 micron Tm-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 33(4), 315–317 (2008).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. M. Eichhorn, S. D. Jackson, “High-pulse-energy actively Q-switched Tm3+-doped silica 2 micron fiber laser pumped at 792 nm,” Opt. Lett. 32(19), 2780–2782 (2007).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. N. Simakov, A. Davidson, A. Hemming, S. Bennetts, M. Hughes, N. Carmody, P. Davies, J. Haub, “Mid-infrared generation in ZnGeP2 pumped by a monolithic, power scalable 2-µm source,” Proc. SPIE 8237, 82373K (2012).
    [CrossRef]
  6. F. Qiang, S. Wei, E. Petersen, K. Kieu, A. Chavez-Pirson, N. Peyghambarian, “Half-mJ all-fiber-based single-frequency nanosecond pulsed fiber laser at 2-µm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24(5), 353–355 (2012).
    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef]
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2013

2012

J. Geng, Q. Wang, T. Luo, B. Case, S. Jiang, F. Amzajerdian, J. Yu, “Single-frequency gain-switched Ho-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 37(18), 3795–3797 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. Simakov, A. Davidson, A. Hemming, S. Bennetts, M. Hughes, N. Carmody, P. Davies, J. Haub, “Mid-infrared generation in ZnGeP2 pumped by a monolithic, power scalable 2-µm source,” Proc. SPIE 8237, 82373K (2012).
[CrossRef]

F. Qiang, S. Wei, E. Petersen, K. Kieu, A. Chavez-Pirson, N. Peyghambarian, “Half-mJ all-fiber-based single-frequency nanosecond pulsed fiber laser at 2-µm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24(5), 353–355 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Q. Wang, J. Geng, T. Luo, S. Jiang, “Q-switched pulses amplified with short thulium-doped silicate fibers,” Proc. SPIE 8237, 82371W (2012).
[CrossRef]

P. Kadwani, N. Modsching, R. A. Sims, L. Leick, J. Broeng, L. Shah, M. Richardson, “Q-switched thulium-doped photonic crystal fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 37(10), 1664–1666 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2010

C. C. C. Willis, L. Shah, M. Baudelet, P. Kadwani, T. S. McComb, R. A. Sims, V. Sudesh, M. Richardson, “High-energy Q-switched Tm3+-doped polarisation maintaining silica fibre laser,” Proc. SPIE 7580, 758003 (2010),
[CrossRef]

A. Hemming, J. Richards, S. Bennetts, A. Davidson, N. Carmody, P. Davies, L. Corena, D. Lancaster, “A high power hybrid mid-IR laser source,” Opt. Commun. 283(20), 4041–4045 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009

2008

2007

Amzajerdian, F.

Baudelet, M.

C. C. C. Willis, L. Shah, M. Baudelet, P. Kadwani, T. S. McComb, R. A. Sims, V. Sudesh, M. Richardson, “High-energy Q-switched Tm3+-doped polarisation maintaining silica fibre laser,” Proc. SPIE 7580, 758003 (2010),
[CrossRef]

Bennetts, S.

A. Hemming, S. Bennetts, N. Simakov, A. Davidson, J. Haub, A. Carter, “High power operation of cladding pumped holmium-doped silica fibre lasers,” Opt. Express 21(4), 4560–4566 (2013).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. Simakov, A. Davidson, A. Hemming, S. Bennetts, M. Hughes, N. Carmody, P. Davies, J. Haub, “Mid-infrared generation in ZnGeP2 pumped by a monolithic, power scalable 2-µm source,” Proc. SPIE 8237, 82373K (2012).
[CrossRef]

A. Hemming, J. Richards, S. Bennetts, A. Davidson, N. Carmody, P. Davies, L. Corena, D. Lancaster, “A high power hybrid mid-IR laser source,” Opt. Commun. 283(20), 4041–4045 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Broeng, J.

Budni, P. A.

Carmody, N.

N. Simakov, A. Davidson, A. Hemming, S. Bennetts, M. Hughes, N. Carmody, P. Davies, J. Haub, “Mid-infrared generation in ZnGeP2 pumped by a monolithic, power scalable 2-µm source,” Proc. SPIE 8237, 82373K (2012).
[CrossRef]

A. Hemming, J. Richards, S. Bennetts, A. Davidson, N. Carmody, P. Davies, L. Corena, D. Lancaster, “A high power hybrid mid-IR laser source,” Opt. Commun. 283(20), 4041–4045 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Carter, A.

Case, B.

Chavez-Pirson, A.

F. Qiang, S. Wei, E. Petersen, K. Kieu, A. Chavez-Pirson, N. Peyghambarian, “Half-mJ all-fiber-based single-frequency nanosecond pulsed fiber laser at 2-µm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24(5), 353–355 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Chicklis, E. P.

Corena, L.

A. Hemming, J. Richards, S. Bennetts, A. Davidson, N. Carmody, P. Davies, L. Corena, D. Lancaster, “A high power hybrid mid-IR laser source,” Opt. Commun. 283(20), 4041–4045 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Creeden, D.

Davidson, A.

A. Hemming, S. Bennetts, N. Simakov, A. Davidson, J. Haub, A. Carter, “High power operation of cladding pumped holmium-doped silica fibre lasers,” Opt. Express 21(4), 4560–4566 (2013).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. Simakov, A. Davidson, A. Hemming, S. Bennetts, M. Hughes, N. Carmody, P. Davies, J. Haub, “Mid-infrared generation in ZnGeP2 pumped by a monolithic, power scalable 2-µm source,” Proc. SPIE 8237, 82373K (2012).
[CrossRef]

A. Hemming, J. Richards, S. Bennetts, A. Davidson, N. Carmody, P. Davies, L. Corena, D. Lancaster, “A high power hybrid mid-IR laser source,” Opt. Commun. 283(20), 4041–4045 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Davies, P.

N. Simakov, A. Davidson, A. Hemming, S. Bennetts, M. Hughes, N. Carmody, P. Davies, J. Haub, “Mid-infrared generation in ZnGeP2 pumped by a monolithic, power scalable 2-µm source,” Proc. SPIE 8237, 82373K (2012).
[CrossRef]

A. Hemming, J. Richards, S. Bennetts, A. Davidson, N. Carmody, P. Davies, L. Corena, D. Lancaster, “A high power hybrid mid-IR laser source,” Opt. Commun. 283(20), 4041–4045 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Eichhorn, M.

Faye, D.

Geng, J.

Q. Wang, J. Geng, T. Luo, S. Jiang, “Q-switched pulses amplified with short thulium-doped silicate fibers,” Proc. SPIE 8237, 82371W (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Geng, Q. Wang, T. Luo, B. Case, S. Jiang, F. Amzajerdian, J. Yu, “Single-frequency gain-switched Ho-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 37(18), 3795–3797 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Haub, J.

A. Hemming, S. Bennetts, N. Simakov, A. Davidson, J. Haub, A. Carter, “High power operation of cladding pumped holmium-doped silica fibre lasers,” Opt. Express 21(4), 4560–4566 (2013).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. Simakov, A. Davidson, A. Hemming, S. Bennetts, M. Hughes, N. Carmody, P. Davies, J. Haub, “Mid-infrared generation in ZnGeP2 pumped by a monolithic, power scalable 2-µm source,” Proc. SPIE 8237, 82373K (2012).
[CrossRef]

Hemming, A.

A. Hemming, S. Bennetts, N. Simakov, A. Davidson, J. Haub, A. Carter, “High power operation of cladding pumped holmium-doped silica fibre lasers,” Opt. Express 21(4), 4560–4566 (2013).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. Simakov, A. Davidson, A. Hemming, S. Bennetts, M. Hughes, N. Carmody, P. Davies, J. Haub, “Mid-infrared generation in ZnGeP2 pumped by a monolithic, power scalable 2-µm source,” Proc. SPIE 8237, 82373K (2012).
[CrossRef]

A. Hemming, J. Richards, S. Bennetts, A. Davidson, N. Carmody, P. Davies, L. Corena, D. Lancaster, “A high power hybrid mid-IR laser source,” Opt. Commun. 283(20), 4041–4045 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Hirth, A.

Hughes, M.

N. Simakov, A. Davidson, A. Hemming, S. Bennetts, M. Hughes, N. Carmody, P. Davies, J. Haub, “Mid-infrared generation in ZnGeP2 pumped by a monolithic, power scalable 2-µm source,” Proc. SPIE 8237, 82373K (2012).
[CrossRef]

Jackson, S. D.

Jansen, F.

Jauregui, C.

Jiang, M.

Jiang, S.

Q. Wang, J. Geng, T. Luo, S. Jiang, “Q-switched pulses amplified with short thulium-doped silicate fibers,” Proc. SPIE 8237, 82371W (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Geng, Q. Wang, T. Luo, B. Case, S. Jiang, F. Amzajerdian, J. Yu, “Single-frequency gain-switched Ho-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 37(18), 3795–3797 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kadwani, P.

P. Kadwani, N. Modsching, R. A. Sims, L. Leick, J. Broeng, L. Shah, M. Richardson, “Q-switched thulium-doped photonic crystal fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 37(10), 1664–1666 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. C. C. Willis, L. Shah, M. Baudelet, P. Kadwani, T. S. McComb, R. A. Sims, V. Sudesh, M. Richardson, “High-energy Q-switched Tm3+-doped polarisation maintaining silica fibre laser,” Proc. SPIE 7580, 758003 (2010),
[CrossRef]

Ketteridge, P. A.

Kieleck, C.

Kieu, K.

F. Qiang, S. Wei, E. Petersen, K. Kieu, A. Chavez-Pirson, N. Peyghambarian, “Half-mJ all-fiber-based single-frequency nanosecond pulsed fiber laser at 2-µm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24(5), 353–355 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Lallier, E.

Lancaster, D.

A. Hemming, J. Richards, S. Bennetts, A. Davidson, N. Carmody, P. Davies, L. Corena, D. Lancaster, “A high power hybrid mid-IR laser source,” Opt. Commun. 283(20), 4041–4045 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Leick, L.

Limpert, J.

Luo, T.

Q. Wang, J. Geng, T. Luo, S. Jiang, “Q-switched pulses amplified with short thulium-doped silicate fibers,” Proc. SPIE 8237, 82371W (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Geng, Q. Wang, T. Luo, B. Case, S. Jiang, F. Amzajerdian, J. Yu, “Single-frequency gain-switched Ho-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 37(18), 3795–3797 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

McCarthy, J. C.

McComb, T. S.

C. C. C. Willis, L. Shah, M. Baudelet, P. Kadwani, T. S. McComb, R. A. Sims, V. Sudesh, M. Richardson, “High-energy Q-switched Tm3+-doped polarisation maintaining silica fibre laser,” Proc. SPIE 7580, 758003 (2010),
[CrossRef]

Modsching, N.

Petersen, E.

F. Qiang, S. Wei, E. Petersen, K. Kieu, A. Chavez-Pirson, N. Peyghambarian, “Half-mJ all-fiber-based single-frequency nanosecond pulsed fiber laser at 2-µm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24(5), 353–355 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Peyghambarian, N.

F. Qiang, S. Wei, E. Petersen, K. Kieu, A. Chavez-Pirson, N. Peyghambarian, “Half-mJ all-fiber-based single-frequency nanosecond pulsed fiber laser at 2-µm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24(5), 353–355 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Pollak, T. M.

Qiang, F.

F. Qiang, S. Wei, E. Petersen, K. Kieu, A. Chavez-Pirson, N. Peyghambarian, “Half-mJ all-fiber-based single-frequency nanosecond pulsed fiber laser at 2-µm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24(5), 353–355 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Richards, J.

A. Hemming, J. Richards, S. Bennetts, A. Davidson, N. Carmody, P. Davies, L. Corena, D. Lancaster, “A high power hybrid mid-IR laser source,” Opt. Commun. 283(20), 4041–4045 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Richardson, M.

P. Kadwani, N. Modsching, R. A. Sims, L. Leick, J. Broeng, L. Shah, M. Richardson, “Q-switched thulium-doped photonic crystal fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 37(10), 1664–1666 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. C. C. Willis, L. Shah, M. Baudelet, P. Kadwani, T. S. McComb, R. A. Sims, V. Sudesh, M. Richardson, “High-energy Q-switched Tm3+-doped polarisation maintaining silica fibre laser,” Proc. SPIE 7580, 758003 (2010),
[CrossRef]

Schunemann, P. G.

Setzler, S. D.

Shah, L.

P. Kadwani, N. Modsching, R. A. Sims, L. Leick, J. Broeng, L. Shah, M. Richardson, “Q-switched thulium-doped photonic crystal fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 37(10), 1664–1666 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. C. C. Willis, L. Shah, M. Baudelet, P. Kadwani, T. S. McComb, R. A. Sims, V. Sudesh, M. Richardson, “High-energy Q-switched Tm3+-doped polarisation maintaining silica fibre laser,” Proc. SPIE 7580, 758003 (2010),
[CrossRef]

Simakov, N.

A. Hemming, S. Bennetts, N. Simakov, A. Davidson, J. Haub, A. Carter, “High power operation of cladding pumped holmium-doped silica fibre lasers,” Opt. Express 21(4), 4560–4566 (2013).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. Simakov, A. Davidson, A. Hemming, S. Bennetts, M. Hughes, N. Carmody, P. Davies, J. Haub, “Mid-infrared generation in ZnGeP2 pumped by a monolithic, power scalable 2-µm source,” Proc. SPIE 8237, 82373K (2012).
[CrossRef]

Sims, R. A.

P. Kadwani, N. Modsching, R. A. Sims, L. Leick, J. Broeng, L. Shah, M. Richardson, “Q-switched thulium-doped photonic crystal fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 37(10), 1664–1666 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. C. C. Willis, L. Shah, M. Baudelet, P. Kadwani, T. S. McComb, R. A. Sims, V. Sudesh, M. Richardson, “High-energy Q-switched Tm3+-doped polarisation maintaining silica fibre laser,” Proc. SPIE 7580, 758003 (2010),
[CrossRef]

Stutzki, F.

Sudesh, V.

C. C. C. Willis, L. Shah, M. Baudelet, P. Kadwani, T. S. McComb, R. A. Sims, V. Sudesh, M. Richardson, “High-energy Q-switched Tm3+-doped polarisation maintaining silica fibre laser,” Proc. SPIE 7580, 758003 (2010),
[CrossRef]

Tünnermann, A.

Wang, Q.

Q. Wang, J. Geng, T. Luo, S. Jiang, “Q-switched pulses amplified with short thulium-doped silicate fibers,” Proc. SPIE 8237, 82371W (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Geng, Q. Wang, T. Luo, B. Case, S. Jiang, F. Amzajerdian, J. Yu, “Single-frequency gain-switched Ho-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 37(18), 3795–3797 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wei, S.

F. Qiang, S. Wei, E. Petersen, K. Kieu, A. Chavez-Pirson, N. Peyghambarian, “Half-mJ all-fiber-based single-frequency nanosecond pulsed fiber laser at 2-µm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24(5), 353–355 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Willis, C. C. C.

C. C. C. Willis, L. Shah, M. Baudelet, P. Kadwani, T. S. McComb, R. A. Sims, V. Sudesh, M. Richardson, “High-energy Q-switched Tm3+-doped polarisation maintaining silica fibre laser,” Proc. SPIE 7580, 758003 (2010),
[CrossRef]

Young, Y. E.

Yu, J.

Zawilski, K.

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

F. Qiang, S. Wei, E. Petersen, K. Kieu, A. Chavez-Pirson, N. Peyghambarian, “Half-mJ all-fiber-based single-frequency nanosecond pulsed fiber laser at 2-µm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24(5), 353–355 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun.

A. Hemming, J. Richards, S. Bennetts, A. Davidson, N. Carmody, P. Davies, L. Corena, D. Lancaster, “A high power hybrid mid-IR laser source,” Opt. Commun. 283(20), 4041–4045 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

J. Geng, Q. Wang, T. Luo, B. Case, S. Jiang, F. Amzajerdian, J. Yu, “Single-frequency gain-switched Ho-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 37(18), 3795–3797 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Creeden, P. A. Ketteridge, P. A. Budni, S. D. Setzler, Y. E. Young, J. C. McCarthy, K. Zawilski, P. G. Schunemann, T. M. Pollak, E. P. Chicklis, M. Jiang, “Mid-infrared ZnGeP2 parametric oscillator directly pumped by a pulsed 2 micron Tm-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 33(4), 315–317 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Eichhorn, S. D. Jackson, “High-pulse-energy actively Q-switched Tm3+-doped silica 2 micron fiber laser pumped at 792 nm,” Opt. Lett. 32(19), 2780–2782 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Kadwani, N. Modsching, R. A. Sims, L. Leick, J. Broeng, L. Shah, M. Richardson, “Q-switched thulium-doped photonic crystal fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 37(10), 1664–1666 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Stutzki, F. Jansen, C. Jauregui, J. Limpert, A. Tünnermann, “2.4 mJ, 33 W Q-switched Tm-doped fiber laser with near diffraction-limited beam quality,” Opt. Lett. 38(2), 97–99 (2013).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Eichhorn, S. D. Jackson, “High-pulse-energy, actively Q-switched Tm3+,Ho3+ -codoped silica 2 micron fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 33(10), 1044–1046 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Kieleck, M. Eichhorn, A. Hirth, D. Faye, E. Lallier, “High-efficiency 20-50 kHz mid-infrared orientation-patterned GaAs optical parametric oscillator pumped by a 2 micron holmium laser,” Opt. Lett. 34(3), 262–264 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Proc. SPIE

N. Simakov, A. Davidson, A. Hemming, S. Bennetts, M. Hughes, N. Carmody, P. Davies, J. Haub, “Mid-infrared generation in ZnGeP2 pumped by a monolithic, power scalable 2-µm source,” Proc. SPIE 8237, 82373K (2012).
[CrossRef]

C. C. C. Willis, L. Shah, M. Baudelet, P. Kadwani, T. S. McComb, R. A. Sims, V. Sudesh, M. Richardson, “High-energy Q-switched Tm3+-doped polarisation maintaining silica fibre laser,” Proc. SPIE 7580, 758003 (2010),
[CrossRef]

Q. Wang, J. Geng, T. Luo, S. Jiang, “Q-switched pulses amplified with short thulium-doped silicate fibers,” Proc. SPIE 8237, 82371W (2012).
[CrossRef]

Other

A. Hemming, N. Simakov, A. Davidson, D. Stepanov, L. Corena, M. Hughes, N. Carmody, P. Davies, J. Haub, and A. Carter, “An efficient, high power, monolithic, single mode thulium fiber laser,” in Workshop on Specialty Optical Fibers and their Applications, (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper T2.4. 25]

J. M. Oh, C. Headley, M. J. Andrejco, A. D. Yablon, and D. J. DiGiovanni, “Increased amplifier efficiency by matching the area of the doped fiber region with the fundamental fiber mode” in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, 2006 and the 2006 National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference. (OFC 2006) paper OThC6.
[CrossRef]

A. Hemming, N. Simakov, A. Davidson, S. Bennetts, M. Hughes, N. Carmody, P. Davies, L. Corena, D. Stepanov, J. Haub, R. Swain, and A. Carter, “A monolithic cladding pumped holmium-doped fiber laser,” in CLEO: 2013, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper CW1M.1.

D. Creeden, P. A. Ketteridge, P. Budni, K. Zawilski, P. G. Schunemann, T. M. Pollak, and E. P. Chicklis, “Multi-watt mid-IR fiber-pumped OPO,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies 2008 Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, Washington, DC, 2008) paper CTuII2.

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Figures (7)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

End view of the PM, LMA Holmium-doped fibre. The labels detail the various types of glasses used to provide pump guidance and birefringence.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Schematic of the Q-switched Ho:YAG laser used as the master oscillator.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Schematic of holmium fibre amplifier experiment. The fibre amplifier is operating in a counter-pumped configuration.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Schematic of ASE measurement. A pick-off beam is chopped with an AOM at 2 different triggering conditions. Both the undiffracted and the diffracted 1st order are monitored on a relatively slow detector (in this case a Pyrocam).

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Output power from the holmium fibre as a function of launched pump power. The launched power from the master oscillator was 4 W. Inset: Temporal traces of the pulses measured with a temporal resolution of 2 ns.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Spectrum of the amplifier output at various output energies illustrating the spectral broadening. Inset: Polarisation extinction ratio as a function of power indicating that the laser is >11.5 dB (93%) linearly polarised at all operating levels.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Beam profile measured through the focus. Inset: An image of the near-field profile.

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