R Andrew Sims

Summary

Affiliation: University of Central Florida
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint 1 μJ, sub-500 fs chirped pulse amplification in a Tm-doped fiber system
    R Andrew Sims
    Townes Laser Institute, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32816, USA
    Opt Lett 38:121-3. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Spectral narrowing and stabilization of thulium fiber lasers using guided-mode resonance filters
    R Andrew Sims
    Townes Laser Institute, CREOL College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32816, USA
    Opt Lett 36:737-9. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Integrated Tm:fiber MOPA with polarized output and narrow linewidth with 100 W average power
    Lawrence Shah
    Townes Laser Institute, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida, 4000 Central Florida Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32816, USA
    Opt Express 20:20558-63. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Q-switched thulium-doped photonic crystal fiber laser
    Pankaj Kadwani
    Townes Laser Institute and CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Orlando, Florida 32816, USA
    Opt Lett 37:1664-6. 2012
  5. doi request reprint High-power widely tunable thulium fiber lasers
    Timothy S McComb
    Townes Laser Institute, CREOL, University of Central Florida, 4000 Central Florida Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32816, USA
    Appl Opt 49:6236-42. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Comparison of higher-order mode suppression and Q-switched laser performance in thulium-doped large mode area and photonic crystal fibers
    Pankaj Kadwani
    CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Building 53, 4000 Central Florida Blvd, Orlando, FL 32816, USA
    Opt Express 20:24295-303. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Lasing in thulium-doped polarizing photonic crystal fiber
    Norbert Modsching
    CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Building 53 4000 Central Florida Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32816, USA
    Opt Lett 36:3873-5. 2011

Collaborators

  • Menelaos K Poutous
  • Pankaj Kadwani
  • Lawrence Shah
  • Martin Richardson
  • Norbert Modsching
  • Jes Broeng
  • Lasse Leick
  • Christina C C Willis
  • Timothy S McComb
  • Joshua B Bradford
  • Eric G Johnson
  • Aaron Pung
  • Axel Schülzgen
  • Clemence Jollivet
  • Vikas Sudesh

Detail Information

Publications7

  1. doi request reprint 1 μJ, sub-500 fs chirped pulse amplification in a Tm-doped fiber system
    R Andrew Sims
    Townes Laser Institute, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32816, USA
    Opt Lett 38:121-3. 2013
    ..To the best of our knowledge, this is the highest energy yet demonstrated as well as the first demonstration of peak powers exceeding 1 MW from a Tm:fiber laser system...
  2. doi request reprint Spectral narrowing and stabilization of thulium fiber lasers using guided-mode resonance filters
    R Andrew Sims
    Townes Laser Institute, CREOL College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32816, USA
    Opt Lett 36:737-9. 2011
    ..A Tm fiber-based amplified spontaneous emission source was used to characterize the reflective properties of the GMRFs. Linewidths of 500 pm and a 7.3 dB reduction in transmission were measured on resonances...
  3. doi request reprint Integrated Tm:fiber MOPA with polarized output and narrow linewidth with 100 W average power
    Lawrence Shah
    Townes Laser Institute, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida, 4000 Central Florida Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32816, USA
    Opt Express 20:20558-63. 2012
    ..The laser components ultimately determine the system architecture and the limits of laser performance, particularly considering the immature and rapidly developing state of fiber components in the 2 μm wavelength regime...
  4. doi request reprint Q-switched thulium-doped photonic crystal fiber laser
    Pankaj Kadwani
    Townes Laser Institute and CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Orlando, Florida 32816, USA
    Opt Lett 37:1664-6. 2012
    ..As an application, the oscillator is used as pump to generate >350 nm broadening in ~50 m of SMF-28 fiber...
  5. doi request reprint High-power widely tunable thulium fiber lasers
    Timothy S McComb
    Townes Laser Institute, CREOL, University of Central Florida, 4000 Central Florida Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32816, USA
    Appl Opt 49:6236-42. 2010
    ..Each configuration provides >150 W of average power, >50% slope efficiency, narrow output linewidth, and >100 nm tunability in the wavelength range around 2 μm...
  6. doi request reprint Comparison of higher-order mode suppression and Q-switched laser performance in thulium-doped large mode area and photonic crystal fibers
    Pankaj Kadwani
    CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Building 53, 4000 Central Florida Blvd, Orlando, FL 32816, USA
    Opt Express 20:24295-303. 2012
    ..No such degradation is seen in PCF laser system for >400 µJ energies...
  7. doi request reprint Lasing in thulium-doped polarizing photonic crystal fiber
    Norbert Modsching
    CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Building 53 4000 Central Florida Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32816, USA
    Opt Lett 36:3873-5. 2011
    ..The output power had 35% slope efficiency relative to the absorbed pump power. The maximum cw output power was limited to 4 W due to the quantum defect heating of the fiber...