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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2774–2776

Stable pulse-compressed acousto-optic Q-switched fiber laser

Hongming Zhao, Qihong Lou, Jun Zhou, Fangpei Zhang, Jingxing Dong, Yunrong Wei, and Zhijiang Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 19, pp. 2774-2776 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.002774


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Abstract

A novel acousto-optic switch operation by a simple laser-diode pumped acousto-optic, Q-switched, ytterbium-doped, double-clad fiber laser is reported. Stable compressed Q-switched sub- 40 ns pulses with a beam quality factor ( M 2 = 2 ) are achieved at the repetition rate of 1 50 kHz . Q-switched pulses of 20 μ J pulse energy and 35 ns pulse width are obtained at the repetition rate of 50 kHz . Finally, a reasonable explanation of the novel Q-switched operation is presented.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 27, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 6, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 17, 2007
Published: September 18, 2007

Citation
Hongming Zhao, Qihong Lou, Jun Zhou, Fangpei Zhang, Jingxing Dong, Yunrong Wei, and Zhijiang Wang, "Stable pulse-compressed acousto-optic Q-switched fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 32, 2774-2776 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-19-2774

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