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11 October 2005 Analysis of multi-photon pumping schemes for Nd:ZBLAN fiber laser operating in the UV and violet
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In this work we focus on an analysis and a comparison of different, both multi-photon and multi-ion excitation mechanisms which can be used for pumping of a short wavelength neodymium doped ZBLAN fiber laser. Spectroscopic properties of Nd:ZBLAN examined under various excitation conditions enabled identification of the involved processes. Rate equation based models have been developed and employed to compare the efficiency of main excitation schemes, giving a good starting point for further optimization and development of Nd:ZBLAN up-conversion fiber laser.
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R. Piramidowicz, M. Klimczak, and M. Malinowski "Analysis of multi-photon pumping schemes for Nd:ZBLAN fiber laser operating in the UV and violet", Proc. SPIE 5958, Lasers and Applications, 59582T (11 October 2005); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.622899
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