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Optical Engineering

Towards the development of fiber lasers for the 2 to 4 μm spectral region
Author(s): Vincent Fortin; Martin Bernier; Nicolas Caron; Dominic Faucher; Mohammed El-Amraoui; Younès Messaddeq; Real Vallee
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Paper Abstract

A growing number of applications are calling for compact laser sources operating in the mid-infrared spectral region. A review of our recent work on monolithic fiber lasers (FL) based either on the use of rare-earth fluoride fibers or on Raman gain in both fluoride and chalcogenide glass fibers is presented. Accordingly, an erbium-doped double clad fluoride glass all-FL operating in the vicinity of 3 μm is shown. In addition, we present recent results on the first demonstrations of both fluoride and chalcogenide Raman fiber lasers operating at 2.23 and 3.34 μm, respectively. It is shown that based on this approach, monolithic FLs could be developed to cover the whole 2 to 4 μm spectral band.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 May 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 52(5) 054202 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.52.5.054202
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 52, Issue 5
Show Author Affiliations
Vincent Fortin, Ctr. d'optique, photonique et laser (Canada)
Martin Bernier, Ctr. d'optique, photonique et laser (Canada)
Nicolas Caron, Ctr. d'optique, photonique et laser (Canada)
Dominic Faucher, Ctr. d'optique, photonique et laser (Canada)
Mohammed El-Amraoui, Ctr. d'optique, photonique et laser (Canada)
Younès Messaddeq, Ctr. d'optique, photonique et laser (Canada)
Real Vallee, Ctr. d'optique, photonique et laser (Canada)


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