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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 1989
  • pp: 671–673

Gain switching of a Nd+3-doped fiber laser

L. A. Zenteno, E. Snitzer, H. Po, R. Tumminelli, and F. Hakimi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 13, pp. 671-673 (1989)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.14.000671


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Abstract

We report the generation of gain-switched pulses near 1.06 μm from a Nd+3-doped single-mode fiber pumped at 590 nm. For a 5-cm-long fiber, pulses of 100 nsec at a 1-MHz repetition rate were obtained. For a 1-cm-long fiber, the pulse shortened to 40 nsec at repetition rates of up to 2.5 MHz for a single, independently drivable relaxation oscillation.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: December 16, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: March 26, 1989
Published: July 1, 1989

Citation
L. A. Zenteno, E. Snitzer, H. Po, R. Tumminelli, and F. Hakimi, "Gain switching of a Nd+3-doped fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 14, 671-673 (1989)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-14-13-671

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