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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2014
  • pp: 1533–1536

Watt-level short-length holmium-doped ZBLAN fiber lasers at 1.2  μm

Xiushan Zhu, Jie Zong, Kort Wiersma, R. A. Norwood, Narasimha S. Prasad, Michael D. Obland, Arturo Chavez-Pirson, and N. Peyghambarian  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 6, pp. 1533-1536 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.001533


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Abstract

In-band core-pumped Ho3+-doped ZBLAN fiber lasers at the 1.2 μm region were investigated with different gain fiber lengths. A 2.4 W 1190 nm all-fiber laser with a slope efficiency of 42% was achieved by using a 10 cm long gain fiber pumped at a maximum available 1150 nm pump power of 5.9 W. A 1178 nm all-fiber laser was demonstrated with an output power of 350 mW and a slope efficiency of 6.5%. High Ho3+ doping in ZBLAN is shown to be effective in producing single-frequency fiber lasers and short-length fiber amplifiers immune from stimulated Brillouin scattering.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 19, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 3, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 3, 2014
Published: March 12, 2014

Citation
Xiushan Zhu, Jie Zong, Kort Wiersma, R. A. Norwood, Narasimha S. Prasad, Michael D. Obland, Arturo Chavez-Pirson, and N. Peyghambarian, "Watt-level short-length holmium-doped ZBLAN fiber lasers at 1.2  μm," Opt. Lett. 39, 1533-1536 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-6-1533


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