A gain-switched pulsed laser based on a commercial, heavily holmium-doped fluoroindate glass fiber, is designed to emit in the middle-infrared range, at the wavelength λ = 3.92 μm. The laser, pumped at λ = 888 nm, is modeled by a six-level system, by taking into account experimental spectroscopic parameters, to identify a feasible laser configuration. An output signal peak power of about Ppeak s = 14.62 W with a full width at half maximum (FWHM) pulse duration less than τs = 73 ns and pulse energy Es = 1.214 μJ is predicted, by considering an input peak power of Ppeak p = 10 W, and pump repetition rate of f = 100 kHz, by employing a 8 cm-long fluoroindate fiber with holmium concentration NHo = 100000 ppm. The obtained result encourages the construction of a pulsed laser based on commercially available optical fiber, for applications in different fields as sensing and biomedicine.

Numerical Design of a Gain-Switched Pulsed Laser at 3.92 μm Wavelength Based on a Ho3+-Doped Fluoroindate Fiber

Antonella Maria Loconsole;Mario Christian Falconi;Vincenza Portosi;Francesco Prudenzano
2021-01-01

Abstract

A gain-switched pulsed laser based on a commercial, heavily holmium-doped fluoroindate glass fiber, is designed to emit in the middle-infrared range, at the wavelength λ = 3.92 μm. The laser, pumped at λ = 888 nm, is modeled by a six-level system, by taking into account experimental spectroscopic parameters, to identify a feasible laser configuration. An output signal peak power of about Ppeak s = 14.62 W with a full width at half maximum (FWHM) pulse duration less than τs = 73 ns and pulse energy Es = 1.214 μJ is predicted, by considering an input peak power of Ppeak p = 10 W, and pump repetition rate of f = 100 kHz, by employing a 8 cm-long fluoroindate fiber with holmium concentration NHo = 100000 ppm. The obtained result encourages the construction of a pulsed laser based on commercially available optical fiber, for applications in different fields as sensing and biomedicine.
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