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1 April 2020 Holmium-doped optical fibers for efficient fiber lasers
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Holmium-doped silica-based optical fibers belong to intensively studied materials for fiber laser sources operating around 2.1 μm. In this contribution, we deal with silica-based optical fibers doped with holmium and aluminum oxide. The fibers were prepared by the modified chemical vapor deposition method combined either with a solution doping or a nanoparticle doping. A large set of fibers with various dopant concentrations was characterized related to their fluorescence lifetime, laser threshold and slope efficiency. The best-performance fibers exhibited a fluorescence lifetime longer than 1 ms, a laser threshold under 200 mW and a slope efficiency around 80%. These characteristics are discussed regarding the doping method and dopant concentrations.
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M. Kamrádek, I. Kašík, J. Aubrecht, J. Mrázek, O. Podrazký, J. Cajzl, P. Varák, V. Kubeček, P. Peterka, and P. Honzátko "Holmium-doped optical fibers for efficient fiber lasers", Proc. SPIE 11355, Micro-Structured and Specialty Optical Fibres VI, 113550C (1 April 2020); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2559176
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