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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2014
  • pp: 4651–4654

Low-threshold Brillouin laser at 2  μm based on suspended-core chalcogenide fiber

Kai Hu, Irina V. Kabakova, Thomas F. S. Büttner, Simon Lefrancois, Darren D. Hudson, Sailing He, and Benjamin J. Eggleton  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 16, pp. 4651-4654 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.004651


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Abstract

We present, to the best of our knowledge, the first demonstration of a 2 μm Brillouin laser based on a thulium-doped fiber pump and a chalcogenide fiber. A short 1.5 m piece of suspended-core chalcogenide As38Se62 fiber is employed as a gain medium, taking advantage of its small effective mode area and high Brillouin gain coefficient. A record-low lasing threshold of 52 mW is achieved, which is about 10 times lower than previously demonstrated in silica fiber cavities.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: May 22, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 26, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 28, 2014
Published: August 4, 2014

Citation
Kai Hu, Irina V. Kabakova, Thomas F. S. Büttner, Simon Lefrancois, Darren D. Hudson, Sailing He, and Benjamin J. Eggleton, "Low-threshold Brillouin laser at 2  μm based on suspended-core chalcogenide fiber," Opt. Lett. 39, 4651-4654 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-16-4651


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