Abstract

We report a large mode-area holmium-doped ZBLAN waveguide laser operating at 2.9 μm, which was pumped by a 1150 nm diode laser. The laser is based on ultrafast laser inscribed depressed cladding waveguides fabricated in uniformly rare-earth-doped bulk glass. It has a threshold of 28 mW and produced up to 27 mW of output power at an internal slope efficiency of approximately 20%.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

(a) Energy level diagram of Ho3+ in ZBLAN glass. (b) End-on microscope image of the waveguide.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Schematic of the 1150 nm diode-laser-pumped Ho3+: ZBLAN laser.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Internal SE of the chip laser. The inset shows the temporal characteristic of the output from the CW pumped laser taken at P=12mW(VIGO PEM, risetime <1ns).

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(Top) Recorded spectra from the Ho: ZBLAN chip laser, showing modest wavelength shifts into the red for higher output powers. (Bottom) Recorded fluoresence spectrum collected transversely from a 640 nm excited Ho3+: ZBLAN bulk sample. Inset is an image of the 2.9 μm laser mode emitted from the waveguide laser.

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