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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2003
  • pp: 537–539

Narrow-linewidth widely tunable hybrid Q-switched double-clad fiber laser

Ya-Xian Fan, Fu-Yun Lu, Shu-Ling Hu, Ke-Cheng Lu, Hong-Jie Wang, Guang-Yin Zhang, and Xiao-Yi Dong  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 7, pp. 537-539 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.000537


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Abstract

A laser-diode-pumped Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser operating in a hybrid Q -switched regime has been demonstrated. With pulsed pump light and stimulated Brillouin scattering of the gain fiber as the Q -switching mechanisms, the laser generated nanosecond pulses with a stable repetition rate. A single-pulse energy of as much as 143.1 µJ with a peak power of 28.6 kW was obtained. Use of an external-cavity diffraction grating in the Littman configuration permitted tuning of the laser wavelength over a 15.7-THz range from 1080 to 1140 nm, and a linewidth of 0.04 nm over the whole tuning range was achieved.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(290.5830) Scattering : Scattering, Brillouin

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Ya-Xian Fan, Fu-Yun Lu, Shu-Ling Hu, Ke-Cheng Lu, Hong-Jie Wang, Guang-Yin Zhang, and Xiao-Yi Dong, "Narrow-linewidth widely tunable hybrid Q-switched double-clad fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 28, 537-539 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-7-537


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