Neodymium-doped silica single-mode fibre lasers

Neodymium-doped silica single-mode fibre lasers

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We report the first CW operation of a neodymium-doped silica single-mode fibre laser pumped by a GaAIAs laser diode. A laser threshold of less than 1 mW has been obtained.


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      • Raman gain in glass optical waveguides
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      • Fabrication of low-loss optical fibres containing rare-earth ions
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      • Laser action by enhanced total internal reflection
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      • Neodymium-doped fiber lasers: room temperature cw operation with an injection laser pump
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      • Preparation of Nd-doped SiO2 glass by plasma torch CVD
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      • Analysis of single-mode fused tapered fibre couplers
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      • All-fibre polarising beamsplitter

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