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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 2 — Jan. 10, 2012
  • pp: 214–219

Pulse shaping fiber laser at 1.5 μm

Peng Wan, Jian Liu, Lih-Mei Yang, and Farzin Amzajerdian  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 2, pp. 214-219 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.51.000214


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Abstract

In this paper we present, for the first time to our knowledge, a new pulse shaping technology (modulation schemes for seed laser) used to mitigate pulse narrowing effect and SBS effect in a high energy Er:Yb codoped fiber master oscillator power amplifier system at 1.5 μm to obtain longer pulse duration and higher energy. An average power of over 1.3 W and a pulse energy of over 0.13 mJ were obtained at 10 kHz repetition rate with a pulse duration of 200 ns and near-diffraction-limited beam quality (M2<1.2).

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers
(140.3538) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, pulsed
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: June 27, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 10, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 11, 2011
Published: January 9, 2012

Citation
Peng Wan, Jian Liu, Lih-Mei Yang, and Farzin Amzajerdian, "Pulse shaping fiber laser at 1.5 μm," Appl. Opt. 51, 214-219 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-51-2-214


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