Mid-infrared lasers: Challenges imposed by the population dynamics of the gain system

Markus Pollnau

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Abstract

This paper discusses the influence of the population dynamics on mid-infrared lasers. Specifically, the typically longer lifetime of the lower compared to the upper laser level has to be addressed in order to achieve highly efficient laser operation in this wavelength range. Examples of different operational regimes of the erbium-doped ZBLAN 3-μm laser are presented.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationWorkshop on Mid-Infrared Fiber Laser Technology
Place of PublicationAlexandria, VA
PublisherNATO Research and Technology Agency
PagesPaper 2
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)not assigned
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2010

Publication series

NameNATO Research and Technology Organization (RTO) meetings
PublisherNATO Research and Technology Agency

Keywords

  • METIS-276125
  • IR-75295
  • Erbium lasers
  • EWI-18660
  • fiber lasers
  • IOMS-APD: Active Photonic Devices
  • Mid-infrared lasers

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Pollnau, M. (2010). Mid-infrared lasers: Challenges imposed by the population dynamics of the gain system. In Workshop on Mid-Infrared Fiber Laser Technology (pp. Paper 2). (NATO Research and Technology Organization (RTO) meetings). Alexandria, VA: NATO Research and Technology Agency.
Pollnau, Markus. / Mid-infrared lasers: Challenges imposed by the population dynamics of the gain system. Workshop on Mid-Infrared Fiber Laser Technology. Alexandria, VA : NATO Research and Technology Agency, 2010. pp. Paper 2 (NATO Research and Technology Organization (RTO) meetings).
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Pollnau, M 2010, Mid-infrared lasers: Challenges imposed by the population dynamics of the gain system. in Workshop on Mid-Infrared Fiber Laser Technology. NATO Research and Technology Organization (RTO) meetings, NATO Research and Technology Agency, Alexandria, VA, pp. Paper 2.

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Pollnau M. Mid-infrared lasers: Challenges imposed by the population dynamics of the gain system. In Workshop on Mid-Infrared Fiber Laser Technology. Alexandria, VA: NATO Research and Technology Agency. 2010. p. Paper 2. (NATO Research and Technology Organization (RTO) meetings).