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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1049–1051

Broadband amplification and highly efficient lasing in erbium-doped tellurite microstructured fibers

Zhixu Jia, Hang Li, Xiangwei Meng, Lai Liu, Guanshi Qin, and Weiping Qin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 7, pp. 1049-1051 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.001049


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Abstract

We report broadband amplification and highly efficient lasing in erbium-doped tellurite microstructured fibers. A broad positive net gain bandwidth of 113 nm (1524–1637 nm) is obtained in a 17 cm long erbium-doped tellurite microstructured fiber upon a pump power of 94 mW at 1480 nm. An all-fiber lasing at 1561 nm with maximum unsaturated power of 140 mW and slope efficiency of 53.7% is achieved from the fiber by employing a linear cavity. In addition, the influence of the fiber length on amplification and lasing is investigated and laser oscillation at 1535 nm is realized in a 4.3 cm long fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 7, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 10, 2013
Published: March 20, 2013

Citation
Zhixu Jia, Hang Li, Xiangwei Meng, Lai Liu, Guanshi Qin, and Weiping Qin, "Broadband amplification and highly efficient lasing in erbium-doped tellurite microstructured fibers," Opt. Lett. 38, 1049-1051 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-7-1049


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