Lasing from population inversion is demonstrated from gas contained in a hollow-core kagome structured photonic crystal fiber. Laser pulses in the mid-IR (3.1-3.2 ?m) were generated by optically pumping at ? ~ 1.5 ?m.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.4130) Lasers and laser optics : Molecular gas lasers
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers
A. M. Jones, A. V. V. Nampoothiri, A. Ratanavis, R. Kadel, N. V. Wheeler, F. Couny, F. Benabid, W. Rudolph, B. R. Washburn, and K. L. Corwin, "C<sup>2</sup>H<sup>2</sup>Gas Laser Inside Hollow-Core Photonic Crystal Fiber Based on Population Inversion," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2010, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper CTuU1.
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