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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 18 — Aug. 30, 2010
  • pp: 18543–18549

Actively Q-switched 1.6-mJ tapered double-clad ytterbium-doped fiber laser

Juho Kerttula, Valery Filippov, Yuri Chamorovskii, Konstantin Golant, and Oleg G. Okhotnikov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 18, pp. 18543-18549 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.018543


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Abstract

We have demonstrated an actively Q-switched tapered double-clad fiber laser capable of single-shot generation of 1.6-mJ, 64-ns pulses. The active medium based on tapered double-clad fiber is shown to exhibit a reduced level of amplified spontaneous emission which allows for high-energy pulse extraction at extremely low repetition rates.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: June 4, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 28, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 29, 2010
Published: August 16, 2010

Citation
Juho Kerttula, Valery Filippov, Yuri Chamorovskii, Konstantin Golant, and Oleg G. Okhotnikov, "Actively Q-switched 1.6-mJ tapered double-clad ytterbium-doped fiber laser," Opt. Express 18, 18543-18549 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-18-18543


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