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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2007
  • pp: 2381–2383

Compact 2 W wavelength-tunable Er:ZBLAN mid-infrared fiber laser

Xiushan Zhu and Ravi Jain  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 16, pp. 2381-2383 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.002381


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Abstract

We report a high-power diode-pumped wavelength-tunable ( 2.7 2.83 μ m ) erbium-doped ZBLAN mid-infrared fiber laser. Continuous-wave output of > 2 W with a spectral linewidth of 1.27 GHz was obtained. Nevertheless, the wavelength-tunable range was found to shrink with increasing pump power. The gain bandwidth narrowing under strong pumping may be ascribed to the enhanced reabsorption process and the weakened population inversion associated with shorter-wavelength emissions.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: May 10, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 19, 2007
Published: August 2, 2007

Citation
Xiushan Zhu and Ravi Jain, "Compact 2 W wavelength-tunable Er:ZBLAN mid-infrared fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 32, 2381-2383 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-16-2381


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