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We demonstrate an in-band-pumped continuous-wave single-frequency distributed-feedback (DFB) fiber laser emitting at a wavelength of 1836 nm with an output power of ∼5 mW. The laser is subsequently amplified to 345 mW using a master-oscillator power amplifier configuration. To the best of the authors' knowledge, this is the first report of a Tm-co-doped single-frequency DFB fiber laser that is in-band pumped at 1565 nm. The laser is confirmed to operate in a single mode, using a scanning Fabry-Pe´rot interferometer.
Date of Publication: Dec. 2005