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A Diode Drive Mechanism for ``Always Resonant'' Pumping with Laser Diodes without Wavelength Locking

Arun, S and Balaswamy, V and Chayran, G and Vanitha, P and Kumar, A and Supradeepa, VR (2016) A Diode Drive Mechanism for ``Always Resonant'' Pumping with Laser Diodes without Wavelength Locking. In: Conference on Fiber Lasers XIII -Technology, Systems, and Applications, FEB 15-18, 2016, San Francisco, CA.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2212576


We demonstrate a simple to implement, drive scheme for standard laser diode modules ( without wavelength locking) used for pumping rare-earth doped lasers and amplifiers. This scheme enables an ``always-resonant'' mode of operation. The deleterious effect accompanying power/current tuning - drifts of emission wavelength of the diodes from the peak absorption band of the gain medium is completely avoided. In this work, we demonstrate the drive mechanism and its performance in a fiber amplifier. We anticipate this scheme to have significant impact in enabling a cost-effective solution which achieves an optimal balance of efficiency, nonlinearity and reliability in laser systems.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Series.: Proceedings of SPIE
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Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Centre for Nano Science and Engineering
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2017 10:14
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2017 10:14
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/56227

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