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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 4 — Feb. 18, 2008
  • pp: 2431–2437

High-gain Er-doped fiber amplifier generating eye-safe MW peak-power, mJ-energy pulses

Sebastien Desmoulins and Fabio Di Teodoro  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 4, pp. 2431-2437 (2008)

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We report on a large-core, Er-doped fiber amplifier that generates pulses of ~1.1ns duration and maximum pulse energy/peak power ~1.4 mJ/1.2 MW, at 1567nm wavelength, while concurrently providing optical gain in excess of 25 dB, in a multi-mode output beam (M2 ~8.5).

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OCIS Codes
(060.2410) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, erbium
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: December 4, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 14, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 28, 2008
Published: February 6, 2008

Sebastien Desmoulins and Fabio Di Teodoro, "High-gain Er-doped fiber amplifier generating eye-safe MW peak-power, mJ-energy pulses," Opt. Express 16, 2431-2437 (2008)

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