Optimized design of high power mid-infrared Er3+, Pr 3+-codoped ZBLAN fiber laser

Jianfeng Li*, Stuart D. Jackson, Ming Chen, Hao Chen, Yongzhi Liu

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Abstract

Based on the rate equations describing the operation of the Er 3+, Pr3+-codoped ZBLAN fiber lasers with different pump configurations, theoretical calculations that relate to the population characteristics and optimization of CW operation of high power Er3+, Pr3+:ZBLAN double-clad fiber lasers are presented. Using the measured ET (energy-transfer), ETU (energy-transfer-upconversion) and CR (cross-relaxation) parameters relevant to Er3+, Pr 3+-codoped ZBLAN, a good agreement between the theoretical results from the model and recently reported experimental measurements is obtained. The effects on the slope efficiency of a number of laser parameters including fiber length, reflectance of the output mirror and pumping configuration are quantitatively analyzed and used for the design and optimization of high power Er3+, Pr3+-codoped ZBLAN fiber lasers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 Photonics Global Conference, PGC 2010
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781424498826
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 Photonics Global Conference, PGC 2010 - Orchard, Singapore
Duration: 14 Dec 201016 Dec 2010

Other

Other2010 Photonics Global Conference, PGC 2010
CountrySingapore
CityOrchard
Period14/12/1016/12/10

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