Erbium-doped mid-infrared fiber lasers

Ori Henderson-Sapir, Andrew Malouf, Nathaniel Bawden, Elizaveta Klantsataya, Jesper Munch, Matthew R. Majewski, Stuart D. Jackson, Hiraku Matsukuma, Shigeki Tokita, Sze Yun Set, Shinji Yamashita, David J. Ottaway

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Abstract

The performance of mid-infrared fiber lasers operating on the 3.5 μm transition in erbium has improved significantly since the first demonstration that dual wavelength pumping allowed efficient operation. In this contribution, we will discuss the progress of fiber lasers that operate on this transition with an emphasis on advances towards short pulse generation and wavelength agility. Mode-locked operation using saturable absorption is a robust means of achieving ultra-short pulse operation in the near infrared but achieving this in the mid-infrared has been elusive. We will also describe our characterization of the mid-infrared performance of graphene, a material which has been very successfully applied to mode-locked pulse generation in the near infrared.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationLaser Technology for Defense and Security XV
EditorsMark Dubinskiy, Timothy C. Newell
Place of PublicationBellingham, WA
PublisherSPIE
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781510626287
ISBN (Print)9781510626270
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventLaser Technology for Defense and Security XV - Baltimore, United States
Duration: 17 Apr 201918 Apr 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
PublisherSPIE
Volume10981
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferenceLaser Technology for Defense and Security XV
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore
Period17/04/1918/04/19

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Henderson-Sapir, O., Malouf, A., Bawden, N., Klantsataya, E., Munch, J., Majewski, M. R., ... Ottaway, D. J. (2019). Erbium-doped mid-infrared fiber lasers. In M. Dubinskiy, & T. C. Newell (Eds.), Laser Technology for Defense and Security XV (pp. 1-6). [1098108] (Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 10981). Bellingham, WA: SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2524138
Henderson-Sapir, Ori ; Malouf, Andrew ; Bawden, Nathaniel ; Klantsataya, Elizaveta ; Munch, Jesper ; Majewski, Matthew R. ; Jackson, Stuart D. ; Matsukuma, Hiraku ; Tokita, Shigeki ; Set, Sze Yun ; Yamashita, Shinji ; Ottaway, David J. / Erbium-doped mid-infrared fiber lasers. Laser Technology for Defense and Security XV. editor / Mark Dubinskiy ; Timothy C. Newell. Bellingham, WA : SPIE, 2019. pp. 1-6 (Proceedings of SPIE).
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Henderson-Sapir, O, Malouf, A, Bawden, N, Klantsataya, E, Munch, J, Majewski, MR, Jackson, SD, Matsukuma, H, Tokita, S, Set, SY, Yamashita, S & Ottaway, DJ 2019, Erbium-doped mid-infrared fiber lasers. in M Dubinskiy & TC Newell (eds), Laser Technology for Defense and Security XV., 1098108, Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 10981, SPIE, Bellingham, WA, pp. 1-6, Laser Technology for Defense and Security XV, Baltimore, United States, 17/04/19. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2524138

Erbium-doped mid-infrared fiber lasers. / Henderson-Sapir, Ori; Malouf, Andrew; Bawden, Nathaniel; Klantsataya, Elizaveta; Munch, Jesper; Majewski, Matthew R.; Jackson, Stuart D.; Matsukuma, Hiraku; Tokita, Shigeki; Set, Sze Yun; Yamashita, Shinji; Ottaway, David J.

Laser Technology for Defense and Security XV. ed. / Mark Dubinskiy; Timothy C. Newell. Bellingham, WA : SPIE, 2019. p. 1-6 1098108 (Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 10981).

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Henderson-Sapir O, Malouf A, Bawden N, Klantsataya E, Munch J, Majewski MR et al. Erbium-doped mid-infrared fiber lasers. In Dubinskiy M, Newell TC, editors, Laser Technology for Defense and Security XV. Bellingham, WA: SPIE. 2019. p. 1-6. 1098108. (Proceedings of SPIE). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2524138