Optimized design of high power mid-infrared Er3+, Pr3+ -codoped ZBLAN fiber laser

Jianfeng Li, Stuart D. Jackson, Ming Chen, Hao Chen, Yongzhi Liu

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    Based on the rate equations describing the operation of the Er3+, Pr3+ -codoped ZBLAN fiber lasers with different pump configurations, theoretical calculations that relate to the population characteristics and optimization of CW operation of high power Er3+, Pr3+ :ZBLAN double-clad fiber lasers are presented. Using the measured ET (energy-transfer), ETU (energy-transfer-upconversion) and CR (cross-relaxation) parameters relevant to Er3+, Pr3+ -codoped ZBLAN, a good agreement between the theoretical results from the model and recently reported experimental measurements is obtained. The effects on the slope efficiency of a number of laser parameters including fiber length, reflectance of the output mirror and pumping configuration are quantitatively analyzed and used for the design and optimization of high power Er3+, Pr3+ -codoped ZBLAN fiber lasers.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2010 Photonics Global Conference (PGC 2010)
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-9882-6
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010
    EventPhotonics global conference - Singapore, Singapore
    Duration: 14 Dec 201016 Dec 2010


    ConferencePhotonics global conference
    Abbreviated titlePGC 2010


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