Diode-pumped 1.7-W erbium 3-µm fiber laser

Stuart D. Jackson, Terence A. King, Markus Pollnau

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    Abstract

    We report what is to our knowledge the first 3-mm fiber laser of the 1-W class. 1.7 W of output power and 17.3% slope eff iciency (with respect to the launched pump power) at a wavelength of 2.71 mm are demonstrated from a double-clad erbium-doped ZBLAN fiber diode pumped at 790 nm. Energy transfer from the Er3+ lower laser level to a Pr3+ codopant decreases ground-state bleaching and excited-state absorption, thus avoiding output-power saturation. This result represents more than an order-of-magnitude improvement over previous work of which we are aware. Advantages over current crystal-laser designs include nearly transverse fundamental-mode operation, reduced thermal effects, and ease of use, e.g., in medical endoscopy.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)1133-1135
    Number of pages3
    JournalOptics letters
    Volume24
    Issue number16
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1999

    Keywords

    • IOMS-APD: Active Photonic Devices
    • IR-70099
    • EWI-17565

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    Jackson, S. D., King, T. A., & Pollnau, M. (1999). Diode-pumped 1.7-W erbium 3-µm fiber laser. Optics letters, 24(16), 1133-1135. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.24.001133
    Jackson, Stuart D. ; King, Terence A. ; Pollnau, Markus. / Diode-pumped 1.7-W erbium 3-µm fiber laser. In: Optics letters. 1999 ; Vol. 24, No. 16. pp. 1133-1135.
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    Jackson, SD, King, TA & Pollnau, M 1999, 'Diode-pumped 1.7-W erbium 3-µm fiber laser', Optics letters, vol. 24, no. 16, pp. 1133-1135. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.24.001133

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    In: Optics letters, Vol. 24, No. 16, 1999, p. 1133-1135.

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