Actively Q-switched and mode-locked Tm3+-doped silicate 2 μm fiber laser for supercontinuum generation in fluoride fiber

Michael Eckerle, Christelle Kieleck, Jacek Świderski, Stuart D. Jackson, Gwenael Mazé, Marc Eichhorn*

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Abstract

A diode-pumped actively Q-switched and actively mode-locked Tm 3+-doped double-clad silicate fiber laser is reported providing up to 5 W of average output power at ∼60 kHz Q-switch envelope repetition rate and ∼8 μJ subpulses with up to 2.4 kW peak power. Using this source as a pump laser for supercontinuum generation in a ZBLAN fiber, over 1080mWof supercontinuum from 1.9 μmto beyond 3.6 μm was obtained at an overall efficiency of 3.3% with respect to the diode pump power.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)512-514
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume37
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2012
Externally publishedYes

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