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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 1998
  • pp: 454–456

Enhanced Q switching in double-clad fiber lasers

Z. J. Chen, A. B. Grudinin, J. Porta, and J. D. Minelly  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 6, pp. 454-456 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.000454


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Abstract

A novel cladding pumped Nd3+ fiber laser operating in an enhanced Q-switched regime with a stable repetition rate is described. By exploiting fiber nonlinearities in the laser cavity, we demonstrated a peak power of 3.7 kW enhanced by an order of magnitude greater than that of conventional Q-switched fiber devices. Pulse durations as short as 2 ns have been achieved.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

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Z. J. Chen, A. B. Grudinin, J. Porta, and J. D. Minelly, "Enhanced Q switching in double-clad fiber lasers," Opt. Lett. 23, 454-456 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-6-454


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