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

    Cite this

    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.