150 mW unsaturated output power at 3 µm from a single-mode-fiber erbium cascade laser

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Pollnau, M. and Ghisler, Ch. and Bunea, G. and Bunea, M. and Lüthy, W. and Weber, H.P. (1995) 150 mW unsaturated output power at 3 µm from a single-mode-fiber erbium cascade laser. Applied Physics Letters, 66 (26). pp. 3564-3566. ISSN 0003-6951

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Abstract:We report on an erbium cascade laser in a fluorozirconate fiber. Lasing on the transition 4I11/2 -> 4I13/2 at 2.71 µm is supported by colasing on the transition 4S3/2 -> 4I9/2 at 1.72 µm. This recycles the excitation that is lost via excited-state absorption and avoids the saturation of the output power. Threshold at 2.71 µm is 33 mW launched pump power at 791 nm. The measured slope efficiency of 22.6% is relatively close to the 29.1% stokes-efficiency limit. An output power of 158 mW is obtained, limited only by the 1.43 W power available from the Ti:sapphire pump laser. Output power is 15 and slope efficiency 2.5 times higher than reported in previous publications.
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Copyright:© 1995 American Institute of Physics
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/70114
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.113788
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