Abstract

We describe lasing of a thulium-doped polarizing photonic crystal fiber. A 4m long fiber with 50μm diameter core, 250μm diameter cladding, and d/Λ ratio of 0.18 was pumped with a 793nm diode and produced a polarized output with a polarization extinction ratio (PER) of 15dB and an M2 of <1.15. An intracavity polarizer and half-wave plate minimally increased the PER to 16dB. The output power had 35% slope efficiency relative to the absorbed pump power. The maximum cw output power was limited to 4W due to the quantum defect heating of the fiber.

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J.-P. Cariou, B. Augere, and M. Valla, C. R. Physique 7, 213(2006).
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[Crossref] [PubMed]

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S. D. Jackson, Opt. Commun. 230, 197 (2004).
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Opt. Eng. (1)

G. J. Koch, J. Y. Beyon, B. W. Barnes, M. Petro, J. Yu, F. Amzajerdian, M. J. Kavaya, and U. N. Singh, Opt. Eng. 46, 116201 (2007).
[Crossref]

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T. Ehrenreich, R. Leveille, I. Majid, K. Tankala, G. Rines, and P. Moulton, Proc. SPIE 7580, xxxvii (2010).

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Image of the fiber facet, showing the 50 μm core, 250 μm diameter cladding, and the stress-applying parts.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Schematic of the counterpropagating cavity: L, collimating lens; DM, dichroic mirror; FR, 4% Fresnel reflection; HWP, half-wave plate; PBS, polarizing beam splitter; HR, high-reflective mirror.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Laser performance.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Left: beam in the near and far fields. Right: M 2 measured at 4 W output power.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Spectrum of ASE and lasing at the same pump power (corresponding to 4 W lasing output power).

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Polarization extinction ratio of the PCF.

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