Abstract

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.

© 2017 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Review of recent progress on single-frequency fiber lasers [Invited]

Shijie Fu, Wei Shi, Yan Feng, Lei Zhang, Zhongmin Yang, Shanhui Xu, Xiushan Zhu, R. A. Norwood, and N. Peyghambarian
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 34(3) A49-A62 (2017)

Fiber lasers and their applications [Invited]

Wei Shi, Qiang Fang, Xiushan Zhu, R. A. Norwood, and N. Peyghambarian
Appl. Opt. 53(28) 6554-6568 (2014)

Fe2+:ZnSe and graphene Q-switched singly Ho3+-doped ZBLAN fiber lasers at 3 μm

Gongwen Zhu, Xiushan Zhu, Kaushik Balakrishnan, Robert A. Norwood, and N. Peyghambarian
Opt. Mater. Express 3(9) 1365-1377 (2013)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (23)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Tables (2)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article tables are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription