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An all-fiber Pr/Yb-doped up-conversion laser in different laser operation modes
Author(s): M. Zeller; Hans G. Limberger; Theo Lasser
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Paper Abstract

Fiber laser systems have the potential to represent an interesting alternative to more conventional laser sources emitting in the visible spectral range. In this contribution we present new results based on fluoride Pr/Yb-doped fiber systems. This Pr/Yb-doped fiber system with emission wavelengths in the red, orange, green and blue spectral range can be operated as a tunable laser source with a tuning range (around 605 nm) of almost 8 nm and as a mode-locked laser system with a pulse duration below 100 ps. The laser system was realized using Pr/Yb-doped fluoride fibers as an active media and fiber Bragg gratings in silica fibers as the basic element for the realization of the reflective and tuning components.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2004
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5457, Optical Metrology in Production Engineering, (10 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.554768
Show Author Affiliations
M. Zeller, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Hans G. Limberger, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Theo Lasser, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5457:
Optical Metrology in Production Engineering
Wolfgang Osten; Mitsuo Takeda, Editor(s)

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