Novel mid-infrared fiber laser sources

A. Fuerbach*, S. Antipov, D. Hudson, M. Majewski, S. Jackson

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We report on our research into fluoride fiber-based 3 μm class laser sources. Using holmium as the gain medium, record-high peak power levels are achieved in mode-locked laser systems that emit ultrashort pulses in the water vapor transmission window around 2.9 μm. Highly nonlinear and dispersion-engineered hybrid chalcogenide-polymer microwires are utilized to extend the frequency range of those sources further into the mid-infrared. In addition, dysprosium- doped fibers are employed to demonstrate continuous-wave lasers that are tunable between 3 and 3.5 μm.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 19th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON) : proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, USA
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781538608586
ISBN (Print)9781538608609
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2017
Event19th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2017 - Girona, Catalonia, Spain
Duration: 2 Jul 20176 Jul 2017


Conference19th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2017
CityGirona, Catalonia


  • fiber lasers
  • mid-infrared lasers
  • mid-infrared spectroscopy
  • supercontinuum generation
  • ultrafast fiber lasers


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