We are pleased to announce that lab member Quentin Fouliard won the award for the best experimental performance during his participation at the 1st North American Summer School on Photonic Materials held at COPL (Centre d’Optique, Photonique et Laser), Université Laval, in Quebec City, Canada. He has worked on the development and construction of a high power Erbium doped Silica fiber laser that can find applications for optical communications, metal engraving, trace gas detection or fiber pumping. The obtained laser output reached 5W at 1582 nm. Its thermal behavior and upconversion luminescence (visible in the photo) have been characterized.
Our acknowledgments to the National Science Foundation (NSF) that supported Quentin for his participation at this event.