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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 12 — Jun. 12, 2006
  • pp: 5356–5364

Tunable Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser based on digital micro-mirror array

Woojin Shin, Bong-Ahn Yu, Yeung Lak Lee, Tae Jun Yu, Tae Joong Eom, Young-Chul Noh, Jongmin Lee, and Do-Kyeong Ko  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 12, pp. 5356-5364 (2006)

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We propose and demonstrate a tunable Q-switched erbium doped fiber laser with a digitally controlled micro-mirror array device. The tunable and pulsed output of the laser was achieved by the pixelated spatial modulation of the micro-mirror array. The wavelength tuning from 1530 nm to 1555 nm was shown with wavelength selectivity of ~0.1 nm and the pulsed operation was accomplished with 130 Hz repetition rate.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: April 25, 2006
Revised Manuscript: May 30, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: June 1, 2006
Published: June 12, 2006

Woojin Shin, Boan-Ahn Yu, Yeung Lak Lee, Tae Jun Yu, Tae Joong Eom, Young-Chul Noh, Jongmin Lee, and Do-Kyeong Ko, "Tunable Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser based on digital micro-mirror array," Opt. Express 14, 5356-5364 (2006)

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