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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 22 — Nov. 4, 2013
  • pp: 26027–26033

Stable passively Q-switched and gain-switched Yb-doped all-fiber laser based on a dual-cavity with fiber Bragg gratings

Dongchen Jin, Ruoyu Sun, Hongxing Shi, Jiang Liu, and Pu Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 22, pp. 26027-26033 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.026027


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Abstract

We demonstrate a stable passively Q-switched and gain-switched Yb-doped all-fiber laser cladding-pumped by a continuous fiber-coupled 976 nm laser diode. By use of an all-fiber dual-cavity, the efficient elements of the laser mainly include the fiber Bragg gratings and rare-earth doped fiber, allowing the oscillator to be integrated in a compact size with reliable and stable output. In this scheme, an efficient laser output with 45 ns pulse width, 62 μJ pulse energy, and 1.4 kW peak power operating at 1081 nm was obtained. To the best of our knowledge, this is the minimum pulse width in this similar kind of all-fiber configuration at present. Sequential nanosecond pulses were obtained at the repetition rate of several to tens of kHz with the variation of the diode pumping power. Effects of laser parameters such as pump power, cavity length, external-cavity wavelength, and FBG reflectivity on laser performance were also presented and discussed.

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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

History
Original Manuscript: September 16, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 10, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 11, 2013
Published: October 23, 2013

Citation
Dongchen Jin, Ruoyu Sun, Hongxing Shi, Jiang Liu, and Pu Wang, "Stable passively Q-switched and gain-switched Yb-doped all-fiber laser based on a dual-cavity with fiber Bragg gratings," Opt. Express 21, 26027-26033 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-22-26027


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