Theoretical Modeling of a ~ 2 µm Tm3+-Doped Tellurite Fiber Laser: The Influence of Cross Relaxation

Craig A. Evans, Zoran Ikonić, Billy Richards, Paul Harrison, Animesh Jha

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A rate equation approach is used to model an experimentally realized ~ 2 µm Tm3+-doped tellurite fiber laser utilizing an in-band pumping scheme (3H63F4). Excellent agreement between the theoretically predicted and experimentally measured slope efficiency is obtained. It is shown that in order to achieve agreement between the predicted and measured thresholds it is important to include cross-relaxation mechanisms with the 3H4 level, even with the in-band pumping scheme. By fitting the results of the model with level lifetime measurements and the threshold pump powers we have extracted the cross-relaxation parameters of Tm-doped tellurite glass.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4026-4032
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number18
Early online date21 Aug 2009
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2009
Externally publishedYes

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