Abstract

We report a demonstration of the first continuous-wave (cw) mid-IR microlaser operating at room temperature (RT). Our whispering-gallery-mode microlaser—operating at 2.71 μm—is based on a heavily erbium-doped high-Q ZBLAN microsphere optically pumped by a 980 nm diode laser; with a threshold pump power of <150μW.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
High-Q microresonators for mid-IR light sources and molecular sensors

Brandyn Way, Ravinder K. Jain, and Mani Hossein-Zadeh
Opt. Lett. 37(21) 4389-4391 (2012)

Properties of fluoride microresonators for mid-IR applications

Ivan S. Grudinin, Kamjou Mansour, and Nan Yu
Opt. Lett. 41(10) 2378-2381 (2016)

Room temperature lasing of InAs/GaAs quantum dots in the whispering gallery modes of a silica microsphere

Sébastien Steiner, Jean Hare, Valérie Lefèvre-Seguin, and Jean-Michel Gérard
Opt. Express 15(16) 10052-10060 (2007)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (4)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription