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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 21 — Oct. 20, 2003
  • pp: 2730–2735

Passive Q-switching by Tm3+co-doping of a Yb3+-fiber laser

P. Adel, M. Auerbach, C. Fallnich, S. Unger, H.-R. Müller, and J. Kirchhof  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 21, pp. 2730-2735 (2003)

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Q-switching of a wavelength tunable Yb3+-doped double-clad fiber laser by a Tm3+-codoping in the gain fiber is demonstrated. This system showed up to 2.4 W output power, up to 140 kHz repetition rate, a maximum pulse energy of 21.8 µJ and a minimum pulse duration of 1.1 µs. Using a grating pair in Littrow-Littman configuration the emission wavelength was tunable between 1055 nm and 1090 nm. The output radiation showed a maximum spectral linewidth of 4 GHz.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.3560) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ring
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable

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Original Manuscript: July 9, 2003
Revised Manuscript: October 13, 2003
Published: October 20, 2003

P. Adel, M. Auerbach, Carsten Fallnich, S. Unger, H. Müller, and J. Kirchhof, "Passive Q-switching by Tm3+co-doping of a Yb3+-fiber laser," Opt. Express 11, 2730-2735 (2003)

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