High energy pulses from a wavelength tunable Dy:ZBLAN mid-infrared fiber laser

Matthew R. Majewski, Robert I. Woodward, Stuart D. Jackson

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Abstract

Laser sources in the mid-infrared (MIR 3-5 pm) are increasingly in demand to meet the needs of a variety of applications which exploit the strong ro-vibrational molecular absorption lines in this spectral region. Requirement of high energy pulsed light is found in time-resolved sensing applications such as LIDAR. Fiber lasers in the mid-infrared are promising candidates for generating such pulses, with Q-switched erbium-doped systems demonstrated covering both the 2.8 μm and 3.5 μm bands [1,2]. However, there remains a sizable 'gap' in spectral coverage of such lasers, motivating interest in pursuing alternative rare earth dopants. Dysprosium in particular is a compelling solution, as it possesses a wide gain bandwidth covering 2.8 to 3.4 μm with recent electronically tunable systems closing much of this 'gap' [3].

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)9781728104690
ISBN (Print)9781728104706
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 23 Jun 201927 Jun 2019

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Conference2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period23/06/1927/06/19

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Infrared lasers
Fiber lasers
infrared lasers
fiber lasers
Laser pulses
coverings
Dysprosium
Erbium
Infrared radiation
molecular absorption
Wavelength
dysprosium
Lasers
closing
pulses
wavelengths
erbium
Rare earths
lasers
Light sources

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Majewski, M. R., Woodward, R. I., & Jackson, S. D. (2019). High energy pulses from a wavelength tunable Dy:ZBLAN mid-infrared fiber laser. In 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC) Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE-EQEC.2019.8872987
Majewski, Matthew R. ; Woodward, Robert I. ; Jackson, Stuart D. / High energy pulses from a wavelength tunable Dy:ZBLAN mid-infrared fiber laser. 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC). Piscataway, NJ : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2019.
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Majewski, MR, Woodward, RI & Jackson, SD 2019, High energy pulses from a wavelength tunable Dy:ZBLAN mid-infrared fiber laser. in 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Piscataway, NJ, 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019, Munich, Germany, 23/06/19. https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE-EQEC.2019.8872987

High energy pulses from a wavelength tunable Dy:ZBLAN mid-infrared fiber laser. / Majewski, Matthew R.; Woodward, Robert I.; Jackson, Stuart D.

2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC). Piscataway, NJ : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2019.

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Majewski MR, Woodward RI, Jackson SD. High energy pulses from a wavelength tunable Dy:ZBLAN mid-infrared fiber laser. In 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC). Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). 2019 https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE-EQEC.2019.8872987