We demonstrated active Q-switching of an erbium-doped fiber laser by using an electrostatically actuated deformable metallic micro-mirror. Q-switch operation has been demonstrated with frequencies up to 120 kHz and short pulses down to 300 ns
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(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.4110) Optical devices : Modulators
D. Sabourdy, D. Bouyge, A. Crunteanu, P. Blondy, V. Couderc, J. Lhermite, V. Kermène, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, L. Grossard, and A. Barthélémy, "Q-switched Fiber Laser Based on Deformable Micro-electro-mechanical Mirror," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CThJ7.
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