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

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

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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
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781510615106
ISBN (Print)9781510615090
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
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceFiber Lasers XV: Technology and Systems 2018
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco


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

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