Abstract

Luminescence emission and excitation spectra of bismuth-doped silica optical fibers free of other dopants have been obtained to construct an emission-excitation map in a wide wavelength range of 4001600nm. The main low-lying energy levels of the bismuth active centers in such fibers have been determined. For the first time (to our knowledge), optical gain and lasing have been obtained in such fibers. A gain of 8dB has been achieved with a pump power of 340mW, and a cw fiber laser emitting at 1460nm with an output power of 40mW and an efficiency of 3% has been created.

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Bufetov, I. A.

I. A. Bufetov, M. A. Melkumov, V. F. Khopin, S. V. Firstov, A. V. Shubin, O. I. Medvedkov, A. N. Guryanov, and E. M. Dianov, Proc. SPIE 7580, 758014-1 (2010).

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[CrossRef]

E. M. Dianov, M. A. Melkumov, A. V. Shubin, S. V. Firstov, V. F. Khopin, A. N. Guryanov, and I. A. Bufetov, Quantum Electron. 391099 (2009).
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E. M. Dianov, A. V. Shubin, M. A. Melkumov, O. I. Medvedkov, and I. A. Bufetov, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1749 (2007).
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Bufetova, G. A.

I. A. Bufetov, S. L. Semenov, V. V. Vel’miskin, S. V. Firstov, G. A. Bufetova, and E. M. Dianov, Quantum Electron. 40, 639 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Capoen, B.

Dianov, E. M.

I. A. Bufetov, S. L. Semenov, V. V. Vel’miskin, S. V. Firstov, G. A. Bufetova, and E. M. Dianov, Quantum Electron. 40, 639 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

E. M. Dianov, M. A. Melkumov, A. V. Shubin, S. V. Firstov, V. F. Khopin, A. N. Guryanov, and I. A. Bufetov, Quantum Electron. 391099 (2009).
[CrossRef]

E. M. Dianov, A. V. Shubin, M. A. Melkumov, O. I. Medvedkov, and I. A. Bufetov, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1749 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Erlish, S.

M. Gaft, R. Reisfeld, G. Panczer, G. Boulon, T. Saraidarov, and S. Erlish, Opt. Mater. 16, 279 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Firstov, S. V.

I. A. Bufetov, M. A. Melkumov, V. F. Khopin, S. V. Firstov, A. V. Shubin, O. I. Medvedkov, A. N. Guryanov, and E. M. Dianov, Proc. SPIE 7580, 758014-1 (2010).

I. A. Bufetov, S. L. Semenov, V. V. Vel’miskin, S. V. Firstov, G. A. Bufetova, and E. M. Dianov, Quantum Electron. 40, 639 (2010).
[CrossRef]

E. M. Dianov, M. A. Melkumov, A. V. Shubin, S. V. Firstov, V. F. Khopin, A. N. Guryanov, and I. A. Bufetov, Quantum Electron. 391099 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Gaft, M.

M. Gaft, R. Reisfeld, G. Panczer, G. Boulon, T. Saraidarov, and S. Erlish, Opt. Mater. 16, 279 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Guryanov, A. N.

I. A. Bufetov, M. A. Melkumov, V. F. Khopin, S. V. Firstov, A. V. Shubin, O. I. Medvedkov, A. N. Guryanov, and E. M. Dianov, Proc. SPIE 7580, 758014-1 (2010).

E. M. Dianov, M. A. Melkumov, A. V. Shubin, S. V. Firstov, V. F. Khopin, A. N. Guryanov, and I. A. Bufetov, Quantum Electron. 391099 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Hamzaoui, H. El

Ivanov, V. Yu.

Khopin, V. F.

I. A. Bufetov, M. A. Melkumov, V. F. Khopin, S. V. Firstov, A. V. Shubin, O. I. Medvedkov, A. N. Guryanov, and E. M. Dianov, Proc. SPIE 7580, 758014-1 (2010).

E. M. Dianov, M. A. Melkumov, A. V. Shubin, S. V. Firstov, V. F. Khopin, A. N. Guryanov, and I. A. Bufetov, Quantum Electron. 391099 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Kustov, E. F.

Le Rouge, A.

Luethy, W.

M. Neff, V. Romano, and W. Luethy, Opt. Mater. 31, 247 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Medvedkov, O. I.

I. A. Bufetov, M. A. Melkumov, V. F. Khopin, S. V. Firstov, A. V. Shubin, O. I. Medvedkov, A. N. Guryanov, and E. M. Dianov, Proc. SPIE 7580, 758014-1 (2010).

E. M. Dianov, A. V. Shubin, M. A. Melkumov, O. I. Medvedkov, and I. A. Bufetov, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1749 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Melkumov, M. A.

I. A. Bufetov, M. A. Melkumov, V. F. Khopin, S. V. Firstov, A. V. Shubin, O. I. Medvedkov, A. N. Guryanov, and E. M. Dianov, Proc. SPIE 7580, 758014-1 (2010).

E. M. Dianov, M. A. Melkumov, A. V. Shubin, S. V. Firstov, V. F. Khopin, A. N. Guryanov, and I. A. Bufetov, Quantum Electron. 391099 (2009).
[CrossRef]

E. M. Dianov, A. V. Shubin, M. A. Melkumov, O. I. Medvedkov, and I. A. Bufetov, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1749 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Neff, M.

M. Neff, V. Romano, and W. Luethy, Opt. Mater. 31, 247 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Panczer, G.

M. Gaft, R. Reisfeld, G. Panczer, G. Boulon, T. Saraidarov, and S. Erlish, Opt. Mater. 16, 279 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Razdobreev, I.

Reisfeld, R.

M. Gaft, R. Reisfeld, G. Panczer, G. Boulon, T. Saraidarov, and S. Erlish, Opt. Mater. 16, 279 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Romano, V.

M. Neff, V. Romano, and W. Luethy, Opt. Mater. 31, 247 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Saraidarov, T.

M. Gaft, R. Reisfeld, G. Panczer, G. Boulon, T. Saraidarov, and S. Erlish, Opt. Mater. 16, 279 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Semenov, S. L.

I. A. Bufetov, S. L. Semenov, V. V. Vel’miskin, S. V. Firstov, G. A. Bufetova, and E. M. Dianov, Quantum Electron. 40, 639 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Shubin, A. V.

I. A. Bufetov, M. A. Melkumov, V. F. Khopin, S. V. Firstov, A. V. Shubin, O. I. Medvedkov, A. N. Guryanov, and E. M. Dianov, Proc. SPIE 7580, 758014-1 (2010).

E. M. Dianov, M. A. Melkumov, A. V. Shubin, S. V. Firstov, V. F. Khopin, A. N. Guryanov, and I. A. Bufetov, Quantum Electron. 391099 (2009).
[CrossRef]

E. M. Dianov, A. V. Shubin, M. A. Melkumov, O. I. Medvedkov, and I. A. Bufetov, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1749 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Srivastava, A. M.

A. M. Srivastava, J. Lumin. 78, 239 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Vel’miskin, V. V.

I. A. Bufetov, S. L. Semenov, V. V. Vel’miskin, S. V. Firstov, G. A. Bufetova, and E. M. Dianov, Quantum Electron. 40, 639 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Lumin. (1)

A. M. Srivastava, J. Lumin. 78, 239 (1998).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Laser Phys. Lett. (1)

I. A. Bufetov and E. M. Dianov, Laser Phys. Lett. 6, 487 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Opt. Mater. (2)

M. Gaft, R. Reisfeld, G. Panczer, G. Boulon, T. Saraidarov, and S. Erlish, Opt. Mater. 16, 279 (2001).
[CrossRef]

M. Neff, V. Romano, and W. Luethy, Opt. Mater. 31, 247 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Proc. SPIE (1)

I. A. Bufetov, M. A. Melkumov, V. F. Khopin, S. V. Firstov, A. V. Shubin, O. I. Medvedkov, A. N. Guryanov, and E. M. Dianov, Proc. SPIE 7580, 758014-1 (2010).

Quantum Electron. (2)

I. A. Bufetov, S. L. Semenov, V. V. Vel’miskin, S. V. Firstov, G. A. Bufetova, and E. M. Dianov, Quantum Electron. 40, 639 (2010).
[CrossRef]

E. M. Dianov, M. A. Melkumov, A. V. Shubin, S. V. Firstov, V. F. Khopin, A. N. Guryanov, and I. A. Bufetov, Quantum Electron. 391099 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Optical loss spectrum of a single-mode Bi : SiO 2 fiber (1). The inset shows the absorption spectrum of the Bi : SiO 2 preform core (2) and pure SiO 2 glass (substrate tube) (3) in the region 190 500 nm .

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Contour plot of luminescence intensity of the Bi : SiO 2 fiber. The ratio of the luminescence intensity at neighboring contour lines is 1.6. The inset shows the designations of the luminescence peaks. (b) Scheme of the low-lying energy levels of BACs in the Bi : SiO 2 fiber.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) The radiation spectrum at the output of the BFL. 1, unabsorbed pump power of the fiber Raman laser (Yb-fiber laser with λ = 1058 nm ); 2, unabsorbed Raman laser radiation; 3, radiation of the Bi-doped phosphosilicate fiber laser; 4, Bi : SiO 2 -fiber-based laser radiation; 5, Bi : SiO 2 fiber luminescence. (b) Dependence of the BFL output at the wavelength of 1460 nm on absorbed pump power.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Gain spectrum of the Bi : SiO 2 fiber at the pump power of 340 mW (1) and 35 mW (2); (b) dependence of the fiber gain at λ max = 1440 nm on pump power.

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