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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 25 — Sep. 1, 2011
  • pp: E20–E23

Passively Q-switched ytterbium- and chromium-doped all-fiber laser

Bernard Dussardier, Jérôme Maria, and Pavel Peterka  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 25, pp. E20-E23 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.50.000E20


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Abstract

A chromium-doped saturable absorber fiber stabilizes an otherwise spontaneously chaotically self- pulsing ytterbium-doped fiber laser. This original passively Q-switched all-fiber laser produces sustained and relatively stable trains of smooth pulses at a high repetition rate.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

History
Original Manuscript: March 10, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 15, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 22, 2011
Published: June 27, 2011

Citation
Bernard Dussardier, Jérôme Maria, and Pavel Peterka, "Passively Q-switched ytterbium- and chromium-doped all-fiber laser," Appl. Opt. 50, E20-E23 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-50-25-E20

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