Yellow emission from dysprosium-doped ZBLAN fiber laser

M. Z. Amin*, M. R. Majewski, S. D. Jackson

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In this paper, we report the first (to the best of our knowledge) GaN laser diode, emitting at 445 nm, pumped dysprosium (Dy) doped ZBLAN fiber laser for yellow emission using a simple setup. In our yellow laser experiment, we have used a commercially available Dy-doped ZBLAN fiber, which is originally designed for mid-infrared lasers demonstration and not optimized for visible laser design, as a laser active medium. For yellow (â1/4576 nm) lasing, we have exploited the 4F9/2 to 6H13/2 laser transition of a Dy ion, which is a quasi four level system. The performance of the yellow laser system is investigated by using two different Dy-doped fiber lengths (0.6 m and 5.95 m). The measured lasing thresholds are 7 mW and 28 mW for 0.6 m and 5.95 m of Dy-doped fiber, respectively. However, the maximum laser slope efficiency with respect to absorbed pump power is only 2.3% for 0.6 m of Dy-doped fiber. The laser slope efficiency decreases to 0.9% and the threshold increases to 28 mW for 5.95 m of Dy-doped fiber, which are result of fiber background loss at the signal wavelength. In addition, we have observed the pump excited state absorption at 445 nm pumping wavelength and estimated the pump ESA cross-section via numerical simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFiber Lasers XVII
Subtitle of host publicationTechnology and Systems
EditorsLiang Dong
Place of PublicationBellingham, WA
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781510632844
ISBN (Print)9781510632837
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventFiber Lasers XVII: Technology and Systems - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 3 Feb 20206 Feb 2020

Publication series

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


ConferenceFiber Lasers XVII: Technology and Systems
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco

Bibliographical note

Various article title: "Yellow emission from a dysprosium-doped ZBLAN fiber laser"


  • GaN laser diode
  • dysprosium
  • fiber laser
  • yellow


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