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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 39, Iss. 9 — Mar. 20, 2000
  • pp: 1430–1434

Duty cycle ratio dependence on the performance of a Q-switched laser with an Er3+–Yb3+ codoped glass waveguide

Aydin Yeniay, Jean-Marc Delavaux, Jean Toulouse, and William J. Minford  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 9, pp. 1430-1434 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.39.001430


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Abstract

We examine the performance of a hybrid Q-switched LiNbO3 and Er3+–Yb3+ doped glass waveguide laser as a modulation function of the duty cycle ratio. As the duty cycle ratio decreases, the laser operates at higher peak power and pulse width. At low duty cycle ratio (<1%), we observe variations in the Q-switched pulse shape; while the laser produces 59-W and 200-ns pulses to a 1-kHz repetition rate for a 50% duty cycle, it yields 27-W and 100-ns pulses to a 10-kHz repetition rate for a 0.01% duty cycle.

© 2000 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched

History
Original Manuscript: June 18, 1999
Revised Manuscript: November 8, 1999
Published: March 20, 2000

Citation
Aydin Yeniay, Jean-Marc Delavaux, Jean Toulouse, and William J. Minford, "Duty cycle ratio dependence on the performance of a Q-switched laser with an Er3+–Yb3+ codoped glass waveguide," Appl. Opt. 39, 1430-1434 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-39-9-1430

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