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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 9 — Sep. 10, 2011
  • pp: 090604–

Eye-safe, single-frequency pulsed all-fiber laser for Doppler wind lidar

Yuan Liu, Jiqiao Liu, and Weibiao Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 9, Issue 9, pp. 090604- (2011)


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Abstract

A single-frequency pulsed erbium-doped fiber (EDF) laser with master-oscillator power-amplifier configuration at 1 533 nm is developed. A short-cavity, erbium-doped phosphate glass fiber laser is utilized as a seeder laser with a linewidth of 5 kHz and power of 40 mW. The seeder laser is modulated to be a pulse laser with a repetition rate of 10 kHz and pulse duration of 500 ns. The amplifier consists of two pre-amplifiers and one main amplifier. The detailed characteristics of the spectrum and linewidth of the amplifiers are presented. A pulse energy of 116 1J and a linewidth of 1.1 MHz are obtained. This laser can be a candidate transmitter for an all-fiber Doppler wind lidar in the boundary layer.

© 2011 Chinese Optics Letters

OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining

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Yuan Liu, Jiqiao Liu, and Weibiao Chen, "Eye-safe, single-frequency pulsed all-fiber laser for Doppler wind lidar," Chin. Opt. Lett. 9, 090604- (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/col/abstract.cfm?URI=col-9-9-090604


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