Abstract

We report a low-threshold, high-conversion-efficiency erbium-doped fiber laser in a 100-parts-in-106 fiber pumped at 1.48 μm. The threshold and efficiency are found to deteriorate noticeably as the erbium concentration is increased. We propose that this is due mostly to rapid cross relaxation between ion pairs or clusters, and through modeling we show that the cluster content increases with concentration.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Effects of ion clusters on the performance of a heavily doped erbium-doped fiber laser

H. L. An, E. Y. B. Pun, H. D. Liu, and X. Z. Lin
Opt. Lett. 23(15) 1197-1199 (1998)

Clustering-induced nonsaturable absorption phenomenon in heavily erbium-doped silica fibers

Eric Maurice, Gérard Monnom, Bernard Dussardier, and D. B. Ostrowsky
Opt. Lett. 20(24) 2487-2489 (1995)

Concentration-induced nonuniform power in tunable erbium-doped fiber lasers

Xinyong Dong, Nam Quoc Ngo, Ping Shum, Bai-Ou Guan, Hwa-Yaw Tam, and Xiaoyi Dong
Opt. Lett. 29(4) 358-360 (2004)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (3)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Tables (1)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article tables are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (3)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription