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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 24 — Nov. 23, 2009
  • pp: 21628–21633

A self-Q-switched all-fiber erbium laser at 1530 nm using an auxiliary 1570-nm erbium laser

Tzong-Yow Tsai and Yen-Cheng Fang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 24, pp. 21628-21633 (2009)

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We demonstrate a self-Q-switched, all-fiber, tunable, erbium laser at 1530 nm with high pulse repetition rates of 0.9-10 kHz. Through the use of an auxiliary 10-mW, 1570 nm laser that shortened the relaxation time of erbium, sequentially Q-switched pulses with pulse energies between 4 and 6 μJ and pulse widths of 40 ns were steadily achieved. A peak pulse power of 165 W was obtained.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: October 7, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 2, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 8, 2009
Published: November 11, 2009

Tzong-Yow Tsai and Yen-Cheng Fang, "A self-Q-switched all-fiber erbium laser at 1530 nm using an auxiliary 1570-nm erbium laser," Opt. Express 17, 21628-21633 (2009)

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