We report on a Q-switched photonic crystal fiber laser with a 60-µm ytterbium-doped core. Sub-10-ns pulses with 2.5-mJ energy are generated at low repetition-rates and up to 100-W average power at 100-kHz in single-transverse-mode output.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
O. Schmidt, F. Röser, J. Rothhardt, S. Linke, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, "High Power Q-Switched Short-Length Fiber Laser," 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 JWB54.
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