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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2012
  • pp: 4549–4551

Raman lasing in a chalcogenide microwire-based Fabry–Perot cavity

Raja Ahmad and Martin Rochette  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 21, pp. 4549-4551 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004549


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Abstract

We propose and demonstrate an all-chalcogenide microwire Raman laser, the first to our knowledge. The gain medium is provided by the Raman effect in a chalcogenide microwire and two Fabry–Perot resonant media are tested for lasing: (1) a cavity made out of a Fresnel reflection at one end of the microwire and a silver coated, broadband mirror at the other end, and (2) a cavity made out of Fresnel reflections at both ends of the microwire. The microwires are pumped in the C-band, and the resulting Raman lasers operate in the L-band. Such an all-chalcogenide microwire laser has the potential to operate over the entire transmission window of chalcogenide glasses, i.e., in the wavelength range of 1.5–10 μm.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 28, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 26, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 4, 2012
Published: October 30, 2012

Citation
Raja Ahmad and Martin Rochette, "Raman lasing in a chalcogenide microwire-based Fabry–Perot cavity," Opt. Lett. 37, 4549-4551 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-21-4549


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