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Type: Journal article
Title: Recent advances in 3.5 μm erbium doped mid-infrared fiber lasers
Other Titles: Recent advances in 3.5 micrometers erbium doped mid-infrared fiber lasers
Author: Henderson-Sapir, O.
Malouf, A.
Bawden, N.
Munch, J.
Jackson, S.
Ottaway, D.
Citation: IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 2016; 23(3):0900509-1-0900509-9
Publisher: IEEE
Issue Date: 2016
ISSN: 1077-260X
1558-4542
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Ori Henderson-Sapir, Andrew Malouf, Nathaniel Bawden, Jesper Munch, Stuart D. Jackson, and David J. Ottaway
Abstract: The performance of mid-infrared Er3+-doped fiber lasers has dramatically improved in the last few years. In this paper we present an overview of the progress in 3.5 m fiber lasers based on the dual-wavelength pumping approach. The cross-section of the excited state absorption transition used by the 1973 nm second pump is found experimentally. A numerical simulation of the expected Q-switched behavior of this fiber laser is presented. This shows that increasing the power of the 977 nm pump is important to achieve high peak power pulses.
Keywords: Laser; fiber; optics; optical; infrared; mid-infrared; erbium; Er³⁺; ZBLAN; numerical; model; simulation; optimization; 3.5 μm; 2.8 μm; dual-wavelength
Rights: © 2016 IEEE
RMID: 0030057286
DOI: 10.1109/JSTQE.2016.2615961
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