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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 22 — Oct. 26, 2009
  • pp: 20227–20232

Visible–NIR tunable Pr3+-doped fiber laser pumped by a GaN laser diode

Hideyuki Okamoto, Ken Kasuga, Ikunari Hara, and Yoshinori Kubota  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 22, pp. 20227-20232 (2009)

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We demonstrated continuous wave laser operation with a tunable range of over 300 nm in the visible and near-infrared regions (479–497, 515–548, 597–737, 849-960 nm) using a single 9-cm Pr3+-doped ZBLAN fiber pumped by a GaN laser. The total tunable range was 6469 cm−1, which is wider than that of conventional Ti:sapphire lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: September 2, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 14, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 15, 2009
Published: October 21, 2009

Hideyuki Okamoto, Ken Kasuga, Ikunari Hara, and Yoshinori Kubota, "Visible–NIR tunable Pr3+-doped fiber laser pumped by a GaN laser diode," Opt. Express 17, 20227-20232 (2009)

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