Improved laser performance of Tm3+ and Pr3+-doped ZBLAN fibres

P. R. Barber*, H. M. Pask, C. J. Mackechnie, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, J. Massicott, S. T. Davey, D. Szebesta

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The performance of TM3+ and Pr3+-doped ZBLAN fibre lasers at blue, green, and red wavelengths, both pumped efficiently with the output of Yb3+-doped silica fibre lasers is presented in the paper. The Yb3+-doped silica laser, which in principle can be pumped with diodes at 840 nm and 975 nm, has been shown to provide a convenient and efficient means of obtaining the pump wavelengths required for the upconversion in both Tm3+ and Pr3+-doped ZBLAN fibre from which significant powers at 480, 493, 520 and 635 nm can be achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, CLEO/Europe 1994
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)0780317890
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1994 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Amsterdam, Neth
Duration: 28 Aug 19942 Sep 1994


OtherProceedings of the 1994 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe
CityAmsterdam, Neth

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