22 March 2013 Monolithic mid-infrared fiber lasers for the 2-4 μm spectral region
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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.
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Vincent Fortin, Vincent Fortin, Martin Bernier, Martin Bernier, Nicolas Caron, Nicolas Caron, Dominic Faucher, Dominic Faucher, Mohammed El-Amraoui, Mohammed El-Amraoui, Younès Messaddeq, Younès Messaddeq, Réal Vallée, Réal Vallée, } "Monolithic mid-infrared fiber lasers for the 2-4 μm spectral region", Proc. SPIE 8601, Fiber Lasers X: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 86011H (22 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2008307; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2008307

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