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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 22 — Oct. 25, 2010
  • pp: 23024–23029

Generation and amplification of high-energy nanosecond pulses in a compact all-fiber laser

Dong Mao, Xueming Liu, Leiran Wang, Hua Lu, and Huan Feng  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 22, pp. 23024-23029 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.023024


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Abstract

We have experimentally investigated high-energy rectangular pulses delivering from an erbium-doped fiber laser operating in ultra-large net-negative-dispersion regime. The laser oscillator emits rectangular pulses with approximately Gaussian spectral profiles, adjustable nanoseconds durations, and multi-ten nanojoule energies. The outputted pulses can be further amplified to over 2 μJ without distortion by a two-stage erbium-doped fiber amplifier. Thus, rectangular pulses with controllable durations and energies can be achieved from the compact all-fiber fiber laser system.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 14, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 5, 2010
Published: October 15, 2010

Citation
Dong Mao, Xueming Liu, Leiran Wang, Hua Lu, and Huan Feng, "Generation and amplification of high-energy nanosecond pulses in a compact all-fiber laser," Opt. Express 18, 23024-23029 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-22-23024


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