Excited-state absorption in ZBLAN:Er3+: implications for a diode-pumped 3-µm fiber laser

Markus Pollnau, C. Ghisler, W. Lüthy, H.P. Weber

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    Effective excited-state absorption (ESA) cross-sections are measured in ZBLAN:Er3+ at 780-840 nm. Pump losses by ESA are present over the whole absorption band. Diode pumping at 979 nm seems more favorable for high-power 3-µm fiber lasers.
    Original languageUndefined
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 1998
    EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 1998 - Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow (Scotland), United Kingdom
    Duration: 14 Sep 199818 Sep 1998


    ConferenceConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 1998
    Abbreviated titleCLEO/Europe-EQEC
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    CityGlasgow (Scotland)


    • IR-71653
    • EWI-17947
    • IOMS-APD: Active Photonic Devices

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