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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 5 — Mar. 3, 2008
  • pp: 3002–3007

Passive Q switching of Er-Yb fiber laser with semiconductor saturable absorber

J. Y. Huang, S. C. Huang, H. L. Chang, K. W. Su, Y. F. Chen, and K. F. Huang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 5, pp. 3002-3007 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.003002


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Abstract

A high-performance AlGaInAs quantum-well saturable absorber is developed for passively Q-switched Er-Yb double-clad fiber lasers at 1560 nm. With an incident pump power of 13.5 W, an average output power of 1.26 W with a pulse repetition rate of 12 kHz is obtained. The maximum peak power is greater than 500 W.

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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

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 15, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 8, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 11, 2008
Published: February 20, 2008

Citation
J. Y. Huang, S. C. Huang, H. L. Chang, K. W. Su, Y. F. Chen, and K. F. Huang, "Passive Q switching of Er-Yb fiber laser with semiconductor saturable absorber," Opt. Express 16, 3002-3007 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-5-3002


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