Abstract

We present a new method to control the power of individual spectral components of a multicolor laser by mirrors with variable air gaps and by a composite resonator configuration. We demonstrate a Pr/Yb-ZBLAN fiber laser with arbitrary spectral composition of three simultaneously emitted components at 492nm, 520nm, and 635nm. With 100mW pump power at 850nm launched into the fiber, the total laser output exceeds 10mW.

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2005 (1)

A. Richter, H. Scheife, E. Heumann, G. Huber, W. Seelert, and A. Diening, Electron. Lett. 41, 794 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

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

2002 (1)

H. Zellmer, P. Riedel, M. Kempe, and A. Tünnermann, Electron. Lett. 38, 1250 (2002).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

H. Zellmer, P. Riedel, and A. Tünnermann, Appl. Phys. B 69, 417 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1997 (1)

1996 (2)

D. V. Baney, G. Rankin, and K. W. Chang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 69, 1662 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Y. Zhao and S. C. Fleming, Electron. Lett. 32, 1199 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1995 (1)

1991 (4)

J. Y. Allain, M. Monerie, and H. Poignant, Electron. Lett. 27, 1156 (1991).
[CrossRef]

R. G. Smart, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, S. T. Davey, S. F. Carter, and D. Szebesta, Electron. Lett. 27, 1307 (1991).
[CrossRef]

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

R. G. Smart, J. N. Carter, A. C. Tropper, D. C. Hanna, S. T. Davey, S. F. Carter, and D. Szebesta, Opt. Commun. 86, 333 (1991).
[CrossRef]

1986 (1)

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science Books, 1986).

Allain, J. Y.

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

J. Y. Allain, M. Monerie, and H. Poignant, Electron. Lett. 27, 1156 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Baney, D. V.

D. V. Baney, G. Rankin, and K. W. Chang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 69, 1662 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Carter, J. N.

R. G. Smart, J. N. Carter, A. C. Tropper, D. C. Hanna, S. T. Davey, S. F. Carter, and D. Szebesta, Opt. Commun. 86, 333 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Carter, S. F.

R. G. Smart, J. N. Carter, A. C. Tropper, D. C. Hanna, S. T. Davey, S. F. Carter, and D. Szebesta, Opt. Commun. 86, 333 (1991).
[CrossRef]

R. G. Smart, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, S. T. Davey, S. F. Carter, and D. Szebesta, Electron. Lett. 27, 1307 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Chang, K. W.

D. V. Baney, G. Rankin, and K. W. Chang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 69, 1662 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Cornacchia, F.

Davey, S. T.

R. G. Smart, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, S. T. Davey, S. F. Carter, and D. Szebesta, Electron. Lett. 27, 1307 (1991).
[CrossRef]

R. G. Smart, J. N. Carter, A. C. Tropper, D. C. Hanna, S. T. Davey, S. F. Carter, and D. Szebesta, Opt. Commun. 86, 333 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Di Lieto, A.

Diening, A.

A. Richter, H. Scheife, E. Heumann, G. Huber, W. Seelert, and A. Diening, Electron. Lett. 41, 794 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Fleming, S. C.

Y. Zhao and S. C. Fleming, Electron. Lett. 32, 1199 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Gosnell, T. R.

Hanna, D. C.

R. G. Smart, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, S. T. Davey, S. F. Carter, and D. Szebesta, Electron. Lett. 27, 1307 (1991).
[CrossRef]

R. G. Smart, J. N. Carter, A. C. Tropper, D. C. Hanna, S. T. Davey, S. F. Carter, and D. Szebesta, Opt. Commun. 86, 333 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Heumann, E.

Huber, G.

Kempe, M.

H. Zellmer, P. Riedel, M. Kempe, and A. Tünnermann, Electron. Lett. 38, 1250 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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]

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. 27, 1156 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Poignant, H.

J. Y. Allain, M. Monerie, and H. Poignant, Electron. Lett. 27, 1156 (1991).
[CrossRef]

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

Rankin, G.

D. V. Baney, G. Rankin, and K. W. Chang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 69, 1662 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Richter, A.

F. Cornacchia, A. Di Lieto, M. Tonelli, A. Richter, E. Heumann, and G. Huber, Opt. Express 16, 15932 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Richter, H. Scheife, E. Heumann, G. Huber, W. Seelert, and A. Diening, Electron. Lett. 41, 794 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Riedel, P.

H. Zellmer, P. Riedel, M. Kempe, and A. Tünnermann, Electron. Lett. 38, 1250 (2002).
[CrossRef]

H. Zellmer, P. Riedel, and A. Tünnermann, Appl. Phys. B 69, 417 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Sandrock, T.

Scheife, H.

A. Richter, H. Scheife, E. Heumann, G. Huber, W. Seelert, and A. Diening, Electron. Lett. 41, 794 (2005).
[CrossRef]

T. Sandrock, H. Scheife, E. Heumann, and G. Huber, Opt. Lett. 22, 808 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Seelert, W.

A. Richter, H. Scheife, E. Heumann, G. Huber, W. Seelert, and A. Diening, Electron. Lett. 41, 794 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Siegman, A. E.

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science Books, 1986).

Smart, R. G.

R. G. Smart, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, S. T. Davey, S. F. Carter, and D. Szebesta, Electron. Lett. 27, 1307 (1991).
[CrossRef]

R. G. Smart, J. N. Carter, A. C. Tropper, D. C. Hanna, S. T. Davey, S. F. Carter, and D. Szebesta, Opt. Commun. 86, 333 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Szebesta, D.

R. G. Smart, J. N. Carter, A. C. Tropper, D. C. Hanna, S. T. Davey, S. F. Carter, and D. Szebesta, Opt. Commun. 86, 333 (1991).
[CrossRef]

R. G. Smart, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, S. T. Davey, S. F. Carter, and D. Szebesta, Electron. Lett. 27, 1307 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Tonelli, M.

Tropper, A. C.

R. G. Smart, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, S. T. Davey, S. F. Carter, and D. Szebesta, Electron. Lett. 27, 1307 (1991).
[CrossRef]

R. G. Smart, J. N. Carter, A. C. Tropper, D. C. Hanna, S. T. Davey, S. F. Carter, and D. Szebesta, Opt. Commun. 86, 333 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Tünnermann, A.

H. Zellmer, P. Riedel, M. Kempe, and A. Tünnermann, Electron. Lett. 38, 1250 (2002).
[CrossRef]

H. Zellmer, P. Riedel, and A. Tünnermann, Appl. Phys. B 69, 417 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Xie, P.

Zeller, M.

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

Zellmer, H.

H. Zellmer, P. Riedel, M. Kempe, and A. Tünnermann, Electron. Lett. 38, 1250 (2002).
[CrossRef]

H. Zellmer, P. Riedel, and A. Tünnermann, Appl. Phys. B 69, 417 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Zhao, Y.

Y. Zhao and S. C. Fleming, Electron. Lett. 32, 1199 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (1)

H. Zellmer, P. Riedel, and A. Tünnermann, Appl. Phys. B 69, 417 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

D. V. Baney, G. Rankin, and K. W. Chang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 69, 1662 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (6)

H. Zellmer, P. Riedel, M. Kempe, and A. Tünnermann, Electron. Lett. 38, 1250 (2002).
[CrossRef]

A. Richter, H. Scheife, E. Heumann, G. Huber, W. Seelert, and A. Diening, Electron. Lett. 41, 794 (2005).
[CrossRef]

R. G. Smart, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, S. T. Davey, S. F. Carter, and D. Szebesta, Electron. Lett. 27, 1307 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Y. Zhao and S. C. Fleming, Electron. Lett. 32, 1199 (1996).
[CrossRef]

J. Y. Allain, M. Monerie, and H. Poignant, Electron. Lett. 27, 1156 (1991).
[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]

Opt. Commun. (1)

R. G. Smart, J. N. Carter, A. C. Tropper, D. C. Hanna, S. T. Davey, S. F. Carter, and D. Szebesta, Opt. Commun. 86, 333 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Other (1)

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science Books, 1986).

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Mirror reflection versus air gap ( i = 1.2 ).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Variation of the power of three spectral components of the laser, 492 nm (B), 520 nm (G), and 635 nm (R), upon air gaps d 1 and d 2 .

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Periodic variation of the piezo drive voltage at mirrors (a) M1 and (b) M2 and the corresponding laser emission at (c) 520 nm , (d) 492 nm , and (e) 635 nm .

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Switchable blue (top) and green (bottom) emission of the laser.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Fluorescence of a Pr/Yb-doped ZBLAN fiber and the output of an RGB-laser.

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