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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2007
  • pp: 1302–1304

Monolithic fluoride-fiber laser at 1480 nm using fiber Bragg gratings

Guillaume Androz, Dominic Faucher, Martin Bernier, and Réal Vallée  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 10, pp. 1302-1304 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.001302


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Abstract

We report what we believe is the first monolithic fluoride-fiber laser making use of fiber Bragg gratings written directly in the doped fluoride-fiber core. The Tm 3 + : ZBLAN fiber laser is upconversion pumped at 1070 nm and emits at 1480 nm . Using two different all-fiber cavities, we observed a threshold as low as 75 mW and a conversion efficiency of up to 40% with respect to launched pump power.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: January 30, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 18, 2007
Published: April 17, 2007

Citation
Guillaume Androz, Dominic Faucher, Martin Bernier, and Réal Vallée, "Monolithic fluoride-fiber laser at 1480 nm using fiber Bragg gratings," Opt. Lett. 32, 1302-1304 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-10-1302


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