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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 26 — Dec. 22, 2008
  • pp: 22064–22071

Ytterbium-doped fibre laser Q-switched by a cantilever-type micro-mirror

Marc Fabert, Agnès Desfarges-Berthelemot, Vincent Kermène, Aurelian Crunteanu, David Bouyge, and Pierre Blondy  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 26, pp. 22064-22071 (2008)

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We present an Ytterbium fibre laser operating in the Q-switch regime by using a Micro- Opto- Electro- Mechanical System (MOEMS) of novel design. The cantilever-type micro-mirror is designed to generate short laser pulses with duration between 20 ns and 100 ns at repetition rates ranging from a few kilohertz up to 800 kHz. The bent profile of this new type of MOEMS ensures a high modulation rate of the laser cavity losses while keeping a high actuating frequency.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(230.4110) Optical devices : Modulators
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: October 13, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 24, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 26, 2008
Published: December 19, 2008

Marc Fabert, Agnès Desfarges-Berthelemot, Vincent Kermène, Aurelian Crunteanu, David Bouyge, and Pierre Blondy, "Ytterbium-doped fibre laser Q-switched by a cantilever-type micro-mirror," Opt. Express 16, 22064-22071 (2008)

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