Novel laser sources in the mid-Infrared

Darren D. Hudson*, Stuart D. Jackson, Benjamin J. Eggleton

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Recent experiments involving long-wavelength fiber lasers and nonlinear media are presented. An optical fiber taper made from Chalcogenide glass that produced an octave-spanning spectrum (1-2 μm) at ultralow pump pulse energy (77 pj) is presented. To translate these tapered fiber devices to the mid-Infrared range, we have explored several novel fiber laser configurations. Here, we recent work using a Holmium-doped fluoride fiber laser operating at 2.86 μm. A GaAs-based SESAM allows for passive mode-locking with 20 ps pulse durations. This system and its applications for nonlinear optics in the mid-infrared wavelength range are covered.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICP 2012 - 3rd International Conference on Photonics 2012, Proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781467314633
ISBN (Print)9781467314619
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Conference on Photonics, ICP 2012 - Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 1 Oct 20123 Oct 2012


Other3rd International Conference on Photonics, ICP 2012

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