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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2012
  • pp: 512–514

Actively Q-switched and mode-locked Tm3+-doped silicate 2μm fiber laser for supercontinuum generation in fluoride fiber

Michael Eckerle, Christelle Kieleck, Jacek Świderski, Stuart D. Jackson, Gwenael Mazé, and Marc Eichhorn  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 4, pp. 512-514 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.000512


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Abstract

A diode-pumped actively Q-switched and actively mode-locked Tm3+-doped double-clad silicate fiber laser is reported providing up to 5 W of average output power at ~60 kHz Q-switch envelope repetition rate and 8μJ subpulses with up to 2.4 kW peak power. Using this source as a pump laser for supercontinuum generation in a ZBLAN fiber, over 1080 mW of supercontinuum from 1.9 μm to beyond 3.6 μm was obtained at an overall efficiency of 3.3% with respect to the diode pump power.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 14, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 15, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 20, 2011
Published: February 8, 2012

Citation
Michael Eckerle, Christelle Kieleck, Jacek Świderski, Stuart D. Jackson, Gwenael Mazé, and Marc Eichhorn, "Actively Q-switched and mode-locked Tm3+-doped silicate 2  μm fiber laser for supercontinuum generation in fluoride fiber," Opt. Lett. 37, 512-514 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-4-512


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