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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2012
  • pp: 3849–3851

Passively continuous-wave mode-locked Er3+-doped ZBLAN fiber laser at 2.8 μm

Chen Wei, Xiushan Zhu, R. A. Norwood, and N. Peyghambarian  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 18, pp. 3849-3851 (2012)

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An Er3+-doped ZrF4-BaF2-LaF3-AlF3-NaF (ZBLAN) fiber laser was passively mode-locked by inserting a Fe2+:ZnSe crystal into the free space part of the cavity. Continuous-wave mode-locked pulses at 2.8 μm with a pulse duration of 19 ps estimated from the spectral bandwidth and an average power of 51 mW were generated when a collimated beam traversed the Fe2+:ZnSe crystal, while Q-switched mode-locked pulses were obtained when the Fe2+:ZnSe crystal was illuminated by the focused beam.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: July 2, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 9, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 10, 2012
Published: September 12, 2012

Chen Wei, Xiushan Zhu, R. A. Norwood, and N. Peyghambarian, "Passively continuous-wave mode-locked Er3+-doped ZBLAN fiber laser at 2.8 μm," Opt. Lett. 37, 3849-3851 (2012)

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