Towards diode-pumped mid-infrared praseodymium-ytterbium-doped fluoride fiber lasers

R. I. Woodward, D. D. Hudson, S. D. Jackson

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Abstract

We explore the potential of a new mid-infrared laser transition in praseodymium-doped fluoride fiber for emission around 3.4 μm, which can be conveniently pumped by 0.975 μm diodes via ytterbium sensitizer co-doping. Optimal cavity designs are determined through spectroscopic measurements and numerical modeling, suggesting that practical diode-pumped watt-level mid-infrared fiber sources beyond 3 μm could be achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFiber Lasers XV
Subtitle of host publicationTechnology and Systems
EditorsIngmar Hartl, Adrian L. Carter
Place of PublicationBellingham, Washington
PublisherSPIE
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781510615106
ISBN (Print)9781510615090
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventFiber Lasers XV: Technology and Systems 2018 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 29 Jan 20181 Feb 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
PublisherSPIE
Volume10512
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferenceFiber Lasers XV: Technology and Systems 2018
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period29/01/181/02/18

Keywords

  • fiber lasers
  • rare-earth-doped gain media
  • zblan fiber
  • mid-infrared lasers
  • lanthanide spectroscopy

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    Woodward, R. I., Hudson, D. D., & Jackson, S. D. (2018). Towards diode-pumped mid-infrared praseodymium-ytterbium-doped fluoride fiber lasers. In I. Hartl, & A. L. Carter (Eds.), Fiber Lasers XV: Technology and Systems (pp. 1-6). [105120S] (Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 10512). Bellingham, Washington: SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2294508