Compact 2 W wavelength-tunable Er: ZBLAN mid-infrared fiber laser

Xiushan Zhu, Ravi Jain

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Abstract

We report a high-power diode-pumped wavelength-tunable (2.7-2.83 μm) erbium-doped ZBLAN mid-infrared fiber laser. Continuous-wave output of >2 W with a spectral linewidth of 1.27 GHz was obtained. Nevertheless, the wavelength-tunable range was found to shrink with increasing pump power. The gain bandwidth narrowing under strong pumping may be ascribed to the enhanced reabsorption process and the weakened population inversion associated with shorter-wavelength emissions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2381-2383
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume32
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 15 2007

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Compact 2 W wavelength-tunable Er : ZBLAN mid-infrared fiber laser. / Zhu, Xiushan; Jain, Ravi.

In: Optics Letters, Vol. 32, No. 16, 15.08.2007, p. 2381-2383.

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Zhu, Xiushan ; Jain, Ravi. / Compact 2 W wavelength-tunable Er : ZBLAN mid-infrared fiber laser. In: Optics Letters. 2007 ; Vol. 32, No. 16. pp. 2381-2383.
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