Abstract

We report what we believe is the first monolithic fluoride-fiber laser making use of fiber Bragg gratings written directly in the doped fluoride-fiber core. The Tm3+:ZBLAN fiber laser is upconversion pumped at 1070nm and emits at 1480nm. Using two different all-fiber cavities, we observed a threshold as low as 75mW and a conversion efficiency of up to 40% with respect to launched pump power.

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[CrossRef]

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Electron. Lett. (5)

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

D. Faucher and R. Vallée, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 112 (2007).
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J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

Opt. Lett. (5)

Other (1)

P. Laperle, "Étude de lasers à fibre émettant à 480nm et du phénomène de coloration dans la fibre de ZBLAN dopée au thulium," Ph.D. dissertation (Université Laval, 2003).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Partial energy level diagram of Tm 3 + ions.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Setup of the laser with one FBG at the entrance of the fiber. Another FBG can be written at the other fiber end or the fiber can be right-angle-cleaved.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Laser output spectrum of 1.48 μ m for a cavity comprised of two FBGs for a launched pump power of 100 mW . The laser wavelength corresponds to the peak wavelength of the FBG output coupler and (b) evolution of the 1.48 μ m laser output power as a function of the pump power for two different output couplers, FBG (circles) and Fresnel reflection (squares).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Laser output power of 1.48 μ m and residual pump power with a right-angle-cleaved fiber input face as a function of the launched pump power. (b) Output spectrum at a pump power of 1 W showing laser oscillation at 813 nm .

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