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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 23 — Nov. 13, 2006
  • pp: 10996–11001

Adaptive pulse shape control in a diode-seeded nanosecond fiber MOPA system

K. T. Vu, A. Malinowski, D. J. Richardson, F. Ghiringhelli, L. M. B. Hickey, and M. N. Zervas  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 23, pp. 10996-11001 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.010996


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Abstract

We demonstrate active shaping of the driving electrical pulses to a laser diode in order to compensate for the pulse shaping effects of gain saturation in an Yb doped fiber amplifier cascade and to allow the generation of user defined customized output pulse shapes. In particular we demonstrate the generation of square output pulses, which have the potential to significantly increase the maximum pulse energy extractable from an amplifier before the peak power reaches the threshold for SRS, and for high efficiency frequency conversion.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: July 14, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 12, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 13, 2006
Published: November 13, 2006

Citation
K. T. Vu, A. Malinowski, D. J. Richardson, F. Ghiringhelli, L. M. B. Hickey, and M. N. Zervas, "Adaptive pulse shape control in a diode-seeded nanosecond fiber MOPA system," Opt. Express 14, 10996-11001 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-23-10996


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