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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1632–1640

Study of mid-infrared laser action in chalcogenide rare earth doped glass with Dy3+, Pr3+and Tb3+

Ł. Sójka, Z. Tang, H. Zhu, E. Bereś-Pawlik, D. Furniss, A. B. Seddon, T. M. Benson, and S. Sujecki  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 11, pp. 1632-1640 (2012)

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We present a study of chalcogenide glass fiber lasers doped with Dy3+, Pr3+ or Tb3+ that would operate in the mid-infrared wavelength range. A set of chalcogenide glass samples doped with different concentrations of rare earth ions is fabricated. The modeling parameters are directly extracted from FTIR absorption measurements of the fabricated bulk glass samples using Judd-Ofelt, Füchtbauer–Ladenburg theory and McCumber theory. The modeling results show that, for all the dopants considered, an efficient mid-infrared laser action is possible if optical losses are kept at the level of 1dB/m or below.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials

ToC Category:
Materials for Fiber Optics

Original Manuscript: August 16, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 4, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 4, 2012
Published: October 17, 2012

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Ł. Sójka, Z. Tang, H. Zhu, E. Bereś-Pawlik, D. Furniss, A. B. Seddon, T. M. Benson, and S. Sujecki, "Study of mid-infrared laser action in chalcogenide rare earth doped glass with Dy3+, Pr3+and Tb3+," Opt. Mater. Express 2, 1632-1640 (2012)

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