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Monolithic mid-infrared fiber lasers for the 2-4 μm spectral region
Author(s): Vincent Fortin; Martin Bernier; Nicolas Caron; Dominic Faucher; Mohammed El-Amraoui; Younès Messaddeq; Réal Vallée
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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 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-fiber laser 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 μm and 3.34 μm, respectively. It is shown that based on this approach, monolithic fiber lasers could be developed to cover the whole 2-4 μm spectral band.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 March 2013
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8601, Fiber Lasers X: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 86011H (22 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2008307
Show Author Affiliations
Vincent Fortin, Univ. Laval (Canada)
Martin Bernier, Univ. Laval (Canada)
Nicolas Caron, Univ. Laval (Canada)
Dominic Faucher, Univ. Laval (Canada)
Mohammed El-Amraoui, Univ. Laval (Canada)
Younès Messaddeq, Univ. Laval (Canada)
Réal Vallée, Univ. Laval (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8601:
Fiber Lasers X: Technology, Systems, and Applications
Sami T. Hendow, Editor(s)

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