Glass-clad Cr<sup>4+</sup>:YAG crystal fiber is demonstrated by a codrawing laser-heated pedestal growth method. As much as 2.45 mW of superwideband amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) is generated in the optical fiber communication band with a 3-dB width of 240 nm. The simulation indicates that the ASE power could be in excess of 20 dBm for a 5-μm-diameter core at a pump power of 2.5 W.
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Chia-Yao Lo, Kwang-Yao Huang, Jian-Cheng Chen, Shih-Yu Tu, and Sheng-Lung Huang, "Glass-clad Cr4+:YAG crystal fiber for the generation of superwideband amplified spontaneous emission," Opt. Lett. 29, 439-441 (2004)