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Modeling of Tm-doped ZBLAN blue upconversion fiber lasers operating at 455 nm
Author(s): Francois Brunet; Pierre Laperle; Real Vallee; Sophie LaRochelle; Lionel Pujol
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Paper Abstract

We present a model for 455-nm thulium-doped fluorozirconate fiber lasers co-pumped at 645 nm and 1064 nm. Twelve radiative transitions are accounted for in our model, along with cross- relaxation and cooperative upconversion processes. Blue laser output power is computed using a rate equation analysis. Relevant spectroscopic data used in our model are given, including cross-section measurements that we have performed. The results of our simulation show a good agreement with previously published experimental data. The importance of cross-relaxation processes is discussed. The dependence of output laser power on fiber length, output mirror reflectivity, and pump powers is also addressed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 December 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3849, Infrared Optical Fibers and Their Applications, (10 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.372794
Show Author Affiliations
Francois Brunet, COPL/Univ. Laval (Canada) and National Optics Institute (Canada)
Pierre Laperle, COPL/Univ. Laval (Canada)
Real Vallee, COPL/Univ. Laval (Canada)
Sophie LaRochelle, COPL/Univ. Laval (Canada)
Lionel Pujol, COPL/Univ. Laval (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3849:
Infrared Optical Fibers and Their Applications
Mohammed Saad; James A. Harrington, Editor(s)

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