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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 11 — Oct. 21, 2009

Highly stable and efficient erbium-doped 2.8 μm all fiber laser

Martin Bernier, Dominic Faucher, Nicolas Caron, and Réal Vallée  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 19, pp. 16941-16946 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.016941


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Abstract

We demonstrate the efficient and stable CW laser operation at 2.824 μm of a diode-pumped erbium-doped fluoride fiber laser employing an intracore fiber Bragg grating high reflector. An output power of 5 W and an optical-to-optical conversion efficiency of 32% are reported. The temporal and spectral stability of the laser represent a significant improvement over previous work. This report paves the way to the commercialization of compact and stable fiber lasers for spectroscopic and medical applications.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 23, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 26, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 27, 2009
Published: September 8, 2009

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Martin Bernier, Dominic Faucher, Nicolas Caron, and Réal Vallée, "Highly stable and efficient erbium-doped 2.8 μm all fiber laser," Opt. Express 17, 16941-16946 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-19-16941


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