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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2780–2782

High-pulse-energy actively Q-switched Tm 3 + -doped silica 2 μ m fiber laser pumped at 792 nm

Marc Eichhorn and Stuart D. Jackson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 19, pp. 2780-2782 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.002780


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Abstract

A diode-pumped Q-switched Tm 3 + -doped double-clad silica fiber laser is reported providing average powers of up to 30 W at pulse widths of only 41 ns and repetition rates in the range of 10 125 kHz . Up to 270 μ J pulse energy was produced. Amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) buildup limits the maximum peak power, and the pump power and average output power at the point of ASE induced clamping were found to depend linearly on the repetition rate.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(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:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: July 30, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 19, 2007
Published: September 18, 2007

Citation
Marc Eichhorn and Stuart D. Jackson, "High-pulse-energy actively Q-switched Tm3+-doped silica 2 μm fiber laser pumped at 792 nm," Opt. Lett. 32, 2780-2782 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-19-2780


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