Abstract

Laser emission in the range of 1.881.99μm from a Tm3+-doped tellurite fiber is demonstrated when pumped with a diode-pumped Er3+Yb3+-doped silica fiber laser operating at 1.571.61μm. This pump source excites the Tm3+ ions directly into the F43 upper laser level and yields an output power of 280mW with a slope efficiency of 76% in a 99%–12% laser cavity arrangement and a 32cm 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 1.56μm.

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J. Wu, S. Jiang, T. Luo, J. Geng, N. Peyghambarian, and N. Barnes, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 334 (2006).
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L. Huang, S. Shen, and A. Jha, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 345-346, 349 (2004).
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A. Jha, S. Shen, and M. Naftaly, Phys. Rev. B 62, 6215 (2000).
[CrossRef]

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

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

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).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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).
[CrossRef]

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).
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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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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the experimental setup used for the Tm 3 + -doped tellurite fiber laser.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Absorption and emission cross sections of the Tm 3 + : H 6 3 F 4 3 transition when doped into tellurite glass. The inset is the partial energy level diagram of Tm 3 + showing the bottom three energy levels and the pumping scheme.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Output power of 2 μ m laser with respect to launched pump power for a 32 cm long fiber with 99%–12% and 99%–50% cavities. The inset graph shows a typical laser spectrum from a 32 cm long fiber and a 99%–12% cavity.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Effect of the fiber length on the slope efficiency and threshold with respect to the launched pump power. The hollow squares are measured using a 99%–12% cavity, and the solid dots are measured from one end of a 12%–12% cavity and doubled to assume equal emission from both fiber ends.

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