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Li, AZ;Zhang, JQ;Zhang, M;Li, WH;Wang, SB;Lewis, E;Brambilla, G;Wang, PF
2018
September
Optics Letters
Effect of Tm3+ concentration on the emission wavelength shift in Tm3+-doped silica microsphere lasers
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RESONATORS GLASS MICROCAVITIES FIBER
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4325
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In this work, a Tm3+-doped solgel silica microsphere lasing at 2.0 mu m is reported. Microspheres with different Tm3+ concentrations are fabricated by overlaying different Tm3+ concentration solgel solutions on the surface of a pure silica microsphere resonator and then annealing the sample with a CO2 laser. Based on a traditional fiber taper-microsphere coupling method, single and multimode microsphere lasing in the wavelength range 1.8-2.0 mu m is observed if an 808 nm laser diode is used as a pump source. A relatively low threshold pumping power of 1.2 mW is achieved using this arrangement. This solgel method allows for an easy varying of the Tm3+ doping concentration. The observed laser output shifts to longer wavelengths when the Tm3+ doping concentration increases. This has been explained by the larger Tm absorption at shorter wavelengths. The ability to fabricate solgel co-doped silica glass microlasers represents a new generation of low threshold and compact infrared laser sources for use as miniaturized photonic components for a wide range of applications, including gas sensing and medical surgery. (c) 2018 Optical Society of America.
WASHINGTON
0146-9592
10.1364/OL.43.004325
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