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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2013
  • pp: 127–129

Mid-infrared chalcogenide glass Raman fiber laser

M. Bernier, V. Fortin, N. Caron, M. El-Amraoui, Y. Messaddeq, and R. Vallée  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 2, pp. 127-129 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.000127


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Abstract

We report the first demonstration of a Raman fiber laser (RFL) emitting in the mid-infrared, above 3 μm. The operation of a single-mode As2S3 chalcogenide glass based RFL at 3.34 μm is demonstrated by using a low-loss Fabry–Pérot cavity formed by a pair of fiber Bragg gratings. A specially designed quasi-cw erbium-doped fluoride fiber laser emitting at 3.005 μm is used to pump the RFL. A laser output peak power of 0.6 W is obtained with a lasing efficiency of 39% with respect to the launched pump power.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 9, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 4, 2012
Published: January 8, 2013

Citation
M. Bernier, V. Fortin, N. Caron, M. El-Amraoui, Y. Messaddeq, and R. Vallée, "Mid-infrared chalcogenide glass Raman fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 38, 127-129 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-2-127


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