High Concentration Thulium Doped Germanate Lasers and Amplifier Systems
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AbstractA thulium-doped germanate fiber laser and thulium-doped germanate slab amplifier are developed their benefits to relevant applications is discussed. The fiber laser has a single spatial mode and a single transverse cavity mode with a center wavelength of 1978nm. A commercial production-ready prototype was developed during this work. The slab amplifier is designed for high energy amplification applications where all-fiber solutions fall short. The slab laser as presented here was unable to successfully see gain due to thermal limitations, but with further work is still a promising approach for pulse energy scaling in a glass medium. Modeling results of the slab amplifier are presented here.
Degree ProgramGraduate College