Enormous performance gains have been made in fluoride-based fiber lasers operating around 3 μm due to advances in fiber fabrication and improvements in high-power pump diode technologies during the last decade. Pulsed fluoride fiber lasers capable of producing high-energy/high-peak power mid-infrared pulses are of significant interest for a variety of applications. Q-switched and mode-locked fiber lasers have been demonstrated with various techniques in recent years. In this paper, pulsed Er3-and Ho3-doped ZBLAN (ZrF4-BaF2-LaF3-AlF3-NaF) fiber lasers are reviewed, and our achievement of pulsed fiber laser sources at 3 μm is presented. Power/energy scaling of pulsed ZBLAN fiber lasers and their potential applications are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics|
|State||Published - Mar 1 2017|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics