Abstract

We demonstrated continuous wave laser operation with a tunable range of over 300 nm in the visible and near-infrared regions (479–497, 515–548, 597–737, 849-960 nm) using a single 9-cm Pr3+-doped ZBLAN fiber pumped by a GaN laser. The total tunable range was 6469 cm−1, which is wider than that of conventional Ti:sapphire lasers.

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    [CrossRef]
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2008 (2)

H. Okamoto, K. Kasuga, I. Hara, and Y. Kubota, “Over-10 mW broadband Pr3+:ZBLAN-fibre light source at 635 nm pumped by GaN LD,” Electron. Lett. 44(23), 1346–1347 (2008).
[CrossRef]

F. Cornacchia, A. Di Lieto, M. Tonelli, A. Richter, E. Heumann, and G. Huber, “Efficient visible laser emission of GaN laser diode pumped Pr-doped fluoride scheelite crystals,” Opt. Express 16(20), 15932–15941 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2007 (1)

2004 (1)

2003 (1)

M. Zeller, H. G. Limberger, and T. Lasser, “Tunable Pr3+-Yb3+-doped all-fiber upconversion laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15(2), 194–196 (2003).
[CrossRef]

1997 (1)

H. M. Pask, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, “A Pr3+-doped ZBLAN fibre upconversion laser pumped by an Yb3+-doped silica fibre laser,” Opt. Commun. 134(1-6), 139–144 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1995 (1)

1991 (2)

J. Y. Allain, M. Monerie, and H. Poignant, “Tunable CW lasing around 610, 635, 695, 715, 885 and 910 nm in praseodymium-doped fluorozirconate fibre,” Electron. Lett. 27(2), 189–191 (1991).
[CrossRef]

R. G. Smart, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, S. T. Davey, S. F. Carter, and D. Szebesta, “CW room temperature upconversion lasing at blue, green and red wavelengths in infrared-pumped Pr3+-doped fluoride fibre,” Electron. Lett. 27(14), 1307–1309 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Allain, J. Y.

J. Y. Allain, M. Monerie, and H. Poignant, “Tunable CW lasing around 610, 635, 695, 715, 885 and 910 nm in praseodymium-doped fluorozirconate fibre,” Electron. Lett. 27(2), 189–191 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Bengoechea, J.

Camy, P.

Carter, S. F.

R. G. Smart, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, S. T. Davey, S. F. Carter, and D. Szebesta, “CW room temperature upconversion lasing at blue, green and red wavelengths in infrared-pumped Pr3+-doped fluoride fibre,” Electron. Lett. 27(14), 1307–1309 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Cornacchia, F.

Davey, S. T.

R. G. Smart, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, S. T. Davey, S. F. Carter, and D. Szebesta, “CW room temperature upconversion lasing at blue, green and red wavelengths in infrared-pumped Pr3+-doped fluoride fibre,” Electron. Lett. 27(14), 1307–1309 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Di Lieto, A.

Diening, A.

Doualan, J. L.

Gosnell, T. R.

Hanna, D. C.

H. M. Pask, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, “A Pr3+-doped ZBLAN fibre upconversion laser pumped by an Yb3+-doped silica fibre laser,” Opt. Commun. 134(1-6), 139–144 (1997).
[CrossRef]

R. G. Smart, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, S. T. Davey, S. F. Carter, and D. Szebesta, “CW room temperature upconversion lasing at blue, green and red wavelengths in infrared-pumped Pr3+-doped fluoride fibre,” Electron. Lett. 27(14), 1307–1309 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Hara, I.

H. Okamoto, K. Kasuga, I. Hara, and Y. Kubota, “Over-10 mW broadband Pr3+:ZBLAN-fibre light source at 635 nm pumped by GaN LD,” Electron. Lett. 44(23), 1346–1347 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Heumann, E.

Huber, G.

Kasuga, K.

H. Okamoto, K. Kasuga, I. Hara, and Y. Kubota, “Over-10 mW broadband Pr3+:ZBLAN-fibre light source at 635 nm pumped by GaN LD,” Electron. Lett. 44(23), 1346–1347 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Kubota, Y.

H. Okamoto, K. Kasuga, I. Hara, and Y. Kubota, “Over-10 mW broadband Pr3+:ZBLAN-fibre light source at 635 nm pumped by GaN LD,” Electron. Lett. 44(23), 1346–1347 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Lasser, T.

M. Zeller, H. G. Limberger, and T. Lasser, “Tunable Pr3+-Yb3+-doped all-fiber upconversion laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15(2), 194–196 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Limberger, H. G.

M. Zeller, H. G. Limberger, and T. Lasser, “Tunable Pr3+-Yb3+-doped all-fiber upconversion laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15(2), 194–196 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Moncorgé, R.

Monerie, M.

J. Y. Allain, M. Monerie, and H. Poignant, “Tunable CW lasing around 610, 635, 695, 715, 885 and 910 nm in praseodymium-doped fluorozirconate fibre,” Electron. Lett. 27(2), 189–191 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Okamoto, H.

H. Okamoto, K. Kasuga, I. Hara, and Y. Kubota, “Over-10 mW broadband Pr3+:ZBLAN-fibre light source at 635 nm pumped by GaN LD,” Electron. Lett. 44(23), 1346–1347 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Osiac, E.

Pask, H. M.

H. M. Pask, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, “A Pr3+-doped ZBLAN fibre upconversion laser pumped by an Yb3+-doped silica fibre laser,” Opt. Commun. 134(1-6), 139–144 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Poignant, H.

J. Y. Allain, M. Monerie, and H. Poignant, “Tunable CW lasing around 610, 635, 695, 715, 885 and 910 nm in praseodymium-doped fluorozirconate fibre,” Electron. Lett. 27(2), 189–191 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Richter, A.

Seelert, W.

Smart, R. G.

R. G. Smart, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, S. T. Davey, S. F. Carter, and D. Szebesta, “CW room temperature upconversion lasing at blue, green and red wavelengths in infrared-pumped Pr3+-doped fluoride fibre,” Electron. Lett. 27(14), 1307–1309 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Szebesta, D.

R. G. Smart, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, S. T. Davey, S. F. Carter, and D. Szebesta, “CW room temperature upconversion lasing at blue, green and red wavelengths in infrared-pumped Pr3+-doped fluoride fibre,” Electron. Lett. 27(14), 1307–1309 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Tonelli, M.

Tropper, A. C.

H. M. Pask, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, “A Pr3+-doped ZBLAN fibre upconversion laser pumped by an Yb3+-doped silica fibre laser,” Opt. Commun. 134(1-6), 139–144 (1997).
[CrossRef]

R. G. Smart, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, S. T. Davey, S. F. Carter, and D. Szebesta, “CW room temperature upconversion lasing at blue, green and red wavelengths in infrared-pumped Pr3+-doped fluoride fibre,” Electron. Lett. 27(14), 1307–1309 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Weichmann, U.

Xie, P.

Zeller, M.

M. Zeller, H. G. Limberger, and T. Lasser, “Tunable Pr3+-Yb3+-doped all-fiber upconversion laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15(2), 194–196 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (3)

J. Y. Allain, M. Monerie, and H. Poignant, “Tunable CW lasing around 610, 635, 695, 715, 885 and 910 nm in praseodymium-doped fluorozirconate fibre,” Electron. Lett. 27(2), 189–191 (1991).
[CrossRef]

R. G. Smart, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, S. T. Davey, S. F. Carter, and D. Szebesta, “CW room temperature upconversion lasing at blue, green and red wavelengths in infrared-pumped Pr3+-doped fluoride fibre,” Electron. Lett. 27(14), 1307–1309 (1991).
[CrossRef]

H. Okamoto, K. Kasuga, I. Hara, and Y. Kubota, “Over-10 mW broadband Pr3+:ZBLAN-fibre light source at 635 nm pumped by GaN LD,” Electron. Lett. 44(23), 1346–1347 (2008).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

M. Zeller, H. G. Limberger, and T. Lasser, “Tunable Pr3+-Yb3+-doped all-fiber upconversion laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15(2), 194–196 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

H. M. Pask, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, “A Pr3+-doped ZBLAN fibre upconversion laser pumped by an Yb3+-doped silica fibre laser,” Opt. Commun. 134(1-6), 139–144 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (2)

U. Weichmann, J. Baier, J. Bengoechea, and H. Moench, “GaN-diode pumped Pr3+:ZBLAN fiber-lasers for the visible wavelength range,” in CLEO/Europe and IQEC 2007 Conference Digest, (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper CJ5_1 http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=CLEO_E-2007-CJ5_1

A. Richter, E. Heumann, G. Huber, D. Parisi, and M. Tonelli, “Power Scaling of GaN Laser Diode Pumped Pr-Lasers,” in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper MB2.

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Figures (6)

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Fluorescence spectrum and absorption spectra of Pr3+:ZBLAN glass.

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Experimental setup of tunable fiber laser.

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Tunability of Pr3+ fiber laser pumped by a GaN LD.

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Energy diagram of the Pr3+ ion and laser transitions for tunable laser.

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Fluorescence spectrum of Pr3+:ZBLAN under excitation at 580 nm.

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Slope efficiencies for 9-cm PDF laser.

Tables (2)

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Table 1 Tunable wavelength range and lasing transitions of Pr3+ fiber laser

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Table 2 Output powers and slope efficiencies of Pr3+ fiber laser.

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