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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2007
  • pp: 3299–3301

Q-switched Yb-doped nonlinear microstructured fiber laser for the emission of broadband spectrum

Aude Roy, Mathieu Laroche, Philippe Roy, Philippe Leproux, and Jean-Louis Auguste  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 22, pp. 3299-3301 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.003299


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Abstract

We report on an innovative configuration of a supercontinuum laser based on an Yb-doped nonlinear microstructured fiber. Due to this particular fiber design combining amplification and nonlinear properties, a wideband output spectrum is generated in the fiber under the Q-switched regime. By exploiting stimulated Brillouin scattering, high peak power pulses are achieved and contribute to a spectral broadening due to a nonlinear wavelength conversion process. Both infrared ( 1000 1200 nm ) and visible ( 650 750 nm ) spectra are generated with an average power of 200 mW .

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 3, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 5, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 12, 2007
Published: November 6, 2007

Citation
Aude Roy, Mathieu Laroche, Philippe Roy, Philippe Leproux, and Jean-Louis Auguste, "Q-switched Yb-doped nonlinear microstructured fiber laser for the emission of broadband spectrum," Opt. Lett. 32, 3299-3301 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-22-3299

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