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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2008
  • pp: 1044–1046

High-pulse-energy, actively Q-switched Tm 3 + , Ho 3 + -codoped silica 2 μ m fiber laser

Marc Eichhorn and Stuart D. Jackson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 10, pp. 1044-1046 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.001044


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Abstract

A diode-pumped Q-switched Tm 3 + , Ho 3 + -codoped double-clad silica fiber laser is reported providing average powers of up to 12.3 W at 2072.7 nm and stable pulse widths of only 45 ns and repetition rates in the range 10 100 kHz . Instabilities in pulse shape occur at nonoptimum cavity alignment and were found to be linked to the mechanism responsible for self mode locking.

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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:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 17, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 2, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 3, 2008
Published: May 8, 2008

Citation
Marc Eichhorn and Stuart D. Jackson, "High-pulse-energy, actively Q-switched Tm3+,Ho3+-codoped silica 2μm fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 33, 1044-1046 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-10-1044


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