Abstract

We demonstrated a green all-fiber laser by splicing both ends of a Pr3+-doped ZBLAN fiber to silica fibers, whose ends were coated with a dielectric thin film. The output power and the slope efficiency were 322mW and 53%, respectively, and the coupled pump power of the two blue GaN pump lasers in the silica fiber core was 652mW. We estimated that the damage threshold of the spliced structure was at least 21MW/cm2. This splicing technique should be applicable for other wavelengths and glass fibers having low melting temperatures.

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A. Anedda, C. M. Carbonaro, R. Corpino, and A. Serpi, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 280, 281 (2001).
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Baev, V. M.

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U. Weichmann, J. Baier, J. Bengoechea, and H. Moench, in CLEO/Europe and IQEC 2007 Conference Digest (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper CJ5_1.

Bellancourt, A. R.

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Carbonaro, C. M.

A. Anedda, C. M. Carbonaro, R. Corpino, and A. Serpi, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 280, 281 (2001).
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Corpino, R.

A. Anedda, C. M. Carbonaro, R. Corpino, and A. Serpi, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 280, 281 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Deng, T.

J. Xie, T. Deng, J. Luo, and Q. Han, J. Wuhan Univ. Technol.-Mat. Sci. Edit. 23, 879 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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Eden, J. G.

D. S. Funk, J. W. Carlson, and J. G. Eden, Electron. Lett. 30, 1859 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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Y. Fujimoto, O. Ishii, and M. Yamazaki, Electron. Lett. 46, 586 (2010).
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K. Fujiura, K. Hoshino, T. Kanamori, Y. Nishida, Y. Ohishi, and S. Sudo, in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, Vol.  18 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 1995), paper ThE4.

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D. S. Funk, J. W. Carlson, and J. G. Eden, Electron. Lett. 30, 1859 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Goutaland, F.

K. Médjahdi, F. Goutaland, A. Boukenter, and Y. Ouerdane, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 351, 1835 (2005).
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[CrossRef]

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Hara, I.

Hashida, M.

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Heumann, E.

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K. Hirao, S. Todoroki, and N. Soga, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 143, 40 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Hoshino, K.

K. Fujiura, K. Hoshino, T. Kanamori, Y. Nishida, Y. Ohishi, and S. Sudo, in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, Vol.  18 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 1995), paper ThE4.

Huber, G.

Ishii, O.

Y. Fujimoto, O. Ishii, and M. Yamazaki, Electron. Lett. 46, 586 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Kanamori, T.

K. Fujiura, K. Hoshino, T. Kanamori, Y. Nishida, Y. Ohishi, and S. Sudo, in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, Vol.  18 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 1995), paper ThE4.

Kasuga, K.

Kubota, Y.

H. Okamoto, K. Kasuga, I. Hara, and Y. Kubota, Opt. Express 17, 20227 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Kubota and Y. Akasaka, “Recent progress of fluoride-based EDFA: expanded gain bandwidth and practicality,” presented at the Tech. Dig. Optoelectronics and Communications Conf./Conf. Optical Internet (OECC/COIN), 14D4-1 (Yokohama, Japan, 2004).

Lasser, T.

M. Zeller, H. G. Limberger, and T. Lasser, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 194 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Limberger, H. G.

M. Zeller, H. G. Limberger, and T. Lasser, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 194 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Luo, J.

J. Xie, T. Deng, J. Luo, and Q. Han, J. Wuhan Univ. Technol.-Mat. Sci. Edit. 23, 879 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Médjahdi, K.

K. Médjahdi, F. Goutaland, A. Boukenter, and Y. Ouerdane, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 351, 1835 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Moench, H.

U. Weichmann, J. Baier, J. Bengoechea, and H. Moench, in CLEO/Europe and IQEC 2007 Conference Digest (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper CJ5_1.

Monerie, M.

J. Y. Allain, M. Monerie, and H. Poignant, Electron. Lett. 27, 189 (1991).
[CrossRef]

J. Y. Allain, M. Monerie, and H. Poignant, Electron. Lett. 26, 261 (1990).
[CrossRef]

J. Y. Allain, M. Monerie, and H. Poignant, Electron. Lett. 26, 166 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Murakami, M.

Nishida, Y.

K. Fujiura, K. Hoshino, T. Kanamori, Y. Nishida, Y. Ohishi, and S. Sudo, in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, Vol.  18 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 1995), paper ThE4.

Ohishi, Y.

K. Fujiura, K. Hoshino, T. Kanamori, Y. Nishida, Y. Ohishi, and S. Sudo, in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, Vol.  18 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 1995), paper ThE4.

Okamoto, H.

Osiac, E.

Ouerdane, Y.

K. Médjahdi, F. Goutaland, A. Boukenter, and Y. Ouerdane, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 351, 1835 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Poignant, H.

J. Y. Allain, M. Monerie, and H. Poignant, Electron. Lett. 27, 189 (1991).
[CrossRef]

J. Y. Allain, M. Monerie, and H. Poignant, Electron. Lett. 26, 261 (1990).
[CrossRef]

J. Y. Allain, M. Monerie, and H. Poignant, Electron. Lett. 26, 166 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Richter, A.

Sakabe, S.

Salewski, S.

Saliminia, A.

Schneider, J.

Schwenke, J.

Seelert, W.

Sengstock, K.

Serpi, A.

A. Anedda, C. M. Carbonaro, R. Corpino, and A. Serpi, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 280, 281 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Sheng, Y.

Shimizu, S.

Soga, N.

K. Hirao, S. Todoroki, and N. Soga, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 143, 40 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Stark, A.

Sudo, S.

K. Fujiura, K. Hoshino, T. Kanamori, Y. Nishida, Y. Ohishi, and S. Sudo, in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, Vol.  18 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 1995), paper ThE4.

Todoroki, S.

K. Hirao, S. Todoroki, and N. Soga, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 143, 40 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Tokita, S.

Toschek, P. E.

Unrau, U. B.

Vallée, R.

Weichmann, U.

N. O. Hansen, A. R. Bellancourt, U. Weichmann, and G. Huber, Appl. Opt. 49, 3864 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

U. Weichmann, J. Baier, J. Bengoechea, and H. Moench, in CLEO/Europe and IQEC 2007 Conference Digest (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper CJ5_1.

Xie, J.

J. Xie, T. Deng, J. Luo, and Q. Han, J. Wuhan Univ. Technol.-Mat. Sci. Edit. 23, 879 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Yamazaki, M.

Y. Fujimoto, O. Ishii, and M. Yamazaki, Electron. Lett. 46, 586 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Zeller, M.

M. Zeller, H. G. Limberger, and T. Lasser, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 194 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (2)

Electron. Lett. (5)

Y. Fujimoto, O. Ishii, and M. Yamazaki, Electron. Lett. 46, 586 (2010).
[CrossRef]

D. S. Funk, J. W. Carlson, and J. G. Eden, Electron. Lett. 30, 1859 (1994).
[CrossRef]

J. Y. Allain, M. Monerie, and H. Poignant, Electron. Lett. 26, 166 (1990).
[CrossRef]

J. Y. Allain, M. Monerie, and H. Poignant, Electron. Lett. 26, 261 (1990).
[CrossRef]

J. Y. Allain, M. Monerie, and H. Poignant, Electron. Lett. 27, 189 (1991).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

M. Zeller, H. G. Limberger, and T. Lasser, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 194 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Non-Cryst. Solids (3)

K. Médjahdi, F. Goutaland, A. Boukenter, and Y. Ouerdane, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 351, 1835 (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. Anedda, C. M. Carbonaro, R. Corpino, and A. Serpi, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 280, 281 (2001).
[CrossRef]

K. Hirao, S. Todoroki, and N. Soga, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 143, 40 (1992).
[CrossRef]

J. Wuhan Univ. Technol.-Mat. Sci. Edit. (1)

J. Xie, T. Deng, J. Luo, and Q. Han, J. Wuhan Univ. Technol.-Mat. Sci. Edit. 23, 879 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Other (3)

U. Weichmann, J. Baier, J. Bengoechea, and H. Moench, in CLEO/Europe and IQEC 2007 Conference Digest (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper CJ5_1.

K. Fujiura, K. Hoshino, T. Kanamori, Y. Nishida, Y. Ohishi, and S. Sudo, in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, Vol.  18 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 1995), paper ThE4.

Y. Kubota and Y. Akasaka, “Recent progress of fluoride-based EDFA: expanded gain bandwidth and practicality,” presented at the Tech. Dig. Optoelectronics and Communications Conf./Conf. Optical Internet (OECC/COIN), 14D4-1 (Yokohama, Japan, 2004).

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Concept of all-fiber laser resonator.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Image of fusion splicing point between end-coated silica fiber and PDF.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Transmission spectra of end-coated silica fibers and PDF module. Inset shows experimental setups.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Input–output properties of our 521 nm PDF laser. Inset shows laser spectrum while its output power was 322 mW .

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Optical microscope images of cross sections of pump-side end-coated fiber and ZBLAN fiber: (a) end-coated fiber before splicing, (b) end-coated fiber spliced and broken after tensile test, (c) enlarged image of (b), and (d) PDF spliced and broken after tensile test.

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