Abstract

Laser emission in the range of 1.88-1.99 μm from a Tm3+-doped tellurite fiber is demonstrated when pumped with a diode-pumped Er3+/Yb3+-doped silica fiber laser operating at 1.57-1.61 μm. This pump source excites the Tm3+ ions directly into the F43 upper laser level and yields an output power of 280 mW with a slope efficiency of 76% in a 99%-12% laser cavity arrangement and a 32 cm long fiber. This result is very close to the Stokes efficiency limit of ~80%. This is, to the authors' knowledge, the first demonstration of high efficiency lasing in a tellurite fiber at wavelengths longer than 1.56 μm.

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J. Wu, S. Jiang, T. Luo, J. Geng, N. Peyghambarian, and N. Barnes, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 334 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2004 (1)

L. Huang, S. Shen, and A. Jha, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 345-346, 349 (2004).

2000 (1)

A. Jha, S. Shen, and M. Naftaly, Phys. Rev. B 62, 6215 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1997 (1)

A. Mori, Y. Ohishi, and S. Sudo, Electron. Lett. 33, 863 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1994 (3)

T. Yamamoto, Y. Miyajima, and T. Komukai, Electron. Lett. 30, 220 (1994).

J. S. Wang, E. M. Vogel, and E. Snitzer, Opt. Mater. 3, 187 (1994).
[CrossRef]

J. S. Wang, D. P. Machewirth, F. Wu, E. Snitzer, and E. M. Vogel, Opt. Lett. 19, 1448 (1994).

Electron. Lett. (2)

A. Mori, Y. Ohishi, and S. Sudo, Electron. Lett. 33, 863 (1997).
[CrossRef]

T. Yamamoto, Y. Miyajima, and T. Komukai, Electron. Lett. 30, 220 (1994).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

J. Wu, S. Jiang, T. Luo, J. Geng, N. Peyghambarian, and N. Barnes, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 334 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Non-Cryst. Solids (1)

L. Huang, S. Shen, and A. Jha, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 345-346, 349 (2004).

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Opt. Mater. (1)

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[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. B (1)

A. Jha, S. Shen, and M. Naftaly, Phys. Rev. B 62, 6215 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

M. Pollnau and S. D. Jackson, in Solid-State Mid-Infrared Laser Sources, I.T.Sorokina and K.L.Vodopyanov, eds. (Springer, 2003), pp. 219-253.

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