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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2007
  • pp: 897–899

Compact, single-frequency all-fiber Q-switched laser at 1 μ m

Matthew Leigh, Wei Shi, Jie Zong, Jiafu Wang, Shibin Jiang, and N. Peyghambarian  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 8, pp. 897-899 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.000897


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Abstract

We demonstrate a unique, all-fiber, actively Q-switched laser operating in the 1 μ m region. The laser is compact, single mode, single frequency, highly polarized, and exhibits high peak power. The laser cavity is constructed without external coupling, utilizing fiber Bragg gratings that permit feedback at only a single polarization. By using a piezoelectric to press the fiber and modulate the fiber birefringence, the cavity is switched between high and low loss states, permitting Q-switching. We demonstrate this Q-switching at repetition rates up to 700 KHz .

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: December 8, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 12, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 15, 2007
Published: March 19, 2007

Citation
Matthew Leigh, Wei Shi, Jie Zong, Jiafu Wang, Shibin Jiang, and N. Peyghambarian, "Compact, single-frequency all-fiber Q-switched laser at 1 μm," Opt. Lett. 32, 897-899 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-8-897

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