Ultrafast fiber lasers in the 3 μm water window

Darren D. Hudson*, Sergei Antipov, Alexander Fuerbach, Stuart D. Jackson

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We demonstrate a holmium-doped fluoride fiber laser that emits 37 kW peak power pulses with 180 fs pulse durations at 3 m μ. The 100 nm redshift of holmium gain relative to erbium allows for minimal interaction with atmospheric water absorption resulting in a significant increase in performance for 3 μm class ultrafast fiber lasers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNonlinear Optics (NLO) 2017 : proceedings
Place of PublicationWashington, D.C., USA
PublisherOSA - The Optical Society
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781557528209
ISBN (Print)9780960038060
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventNonlinear Optics, NLO 2017 - Waikoloa, United States
Duration: 17 Jul 201721 Jul 2017


ConferenceNonlinear Optics, NLO 2017
CountryUnited States


  • Ultrafast lasers
  • Rare-earth-doped materials
  • Mode-locked lasers

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    Hudson, D. D., Antipov, S., Fuerbach, A., & Jackson, S. D. (2017). Ultrafast fiber lasers in the 3 μm water window. In Nonlinear Optics (NLO) 2017 : proceedings (pp. 1-2). Washington, D.C., USA: OSA - The Optical Society. https://doi.org/10.1364/NLO.2017.NTu3A.4