Abstract

A high-power tandem-pumped Ho3+,Pr3+-doped ZBLAN fiber laser is demonstrated. Using the free-running 1100-nm output from a diode-cladding-pumped Yb3+-doped silica fiber laser as the pump source, a maximum output power of 2.5 W was generated at a slope efficiency of 29% after the threshold of 30 mW was reached. Saturation of the output is avoided with Pr3+ codoping, which allows single-transition output. The center wavelength of the output was 2.86 µm and the bandwidth at maximum power was 15 nm.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Measured absorption spectrum from a 0.4-m length of Ho3+,Pr3+-doped ZBLAN fiber in the 500–1750-nm range. The inset shows the emission spectrum of the Yb3+-doped silica fiber laser output.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Schematic diagram of (a) the energy levels relating to Ho3+,Pr3+-codoped glass showing the major processes relevant to the fiber laser and (b) the experimental setup.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Measured output power as a function of the launched pump power from two Ho3+,Pr3+-codoped ZBLAN fiber lasers, each with a fiber having different dopant concentrations.

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