Cavity dumping of a fiber laser is demonstrated. A microstructured fiber with an electrically driven internal electrode is used for intracavity polarization rotation with nanosecond risetime. The optical flux can be dumped within one roundtrip.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers
Z. Yu, W. Margulis, O. Tarasenko, and M. Malmström, "All-Fiber Laser Cavity Dumping," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CMHH5.
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