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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2008
  • pp: 2590–2592

Transform-limited pulses generated by an actively Q-switched distributed fiber laser

C. Cuadrado-Laborde, P. Pérez-Millán, M. V. Andrés, A. Díez, J. L. Cruz, and Yu. O. Barmenkov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 22, pp. 2590-2592 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.002590


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Abstract

A single-mode, transform-limited, actively Q-switched distributed-feedback fiber laser is presented, based on a new in-line acoustic pulse generator. Our technique permits a continuous adjustment of the repetition rate that modulates the Q factor of the cavity. Optical pulses of 800 mW peak power, 32 ns temporal width, and up to 20 kHz repetition rates were obtained. The measured linewidth demonstrates that these pulses are transform limited: 6 MHz for a train of pulses of 10 kHz repetition rate, 80 ns temporal width, and 60 mW peak power. Efficient excitation of spontaneous Brillouin scattering is demonstrated.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3490) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, distributed-feedback
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(290.5830) Scattering : Scattering, Brillouin

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 4, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 18, 2008
Published: November 7, 2008

Citation
C. Cuadrado-Laborde, P. Pérez-Millán, M. V. Andrés, A. Díez, J. L. Cruz, and Yu. O. Barmenkov, "Transform-limited pulses generated by an actively Q-switched distributed fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 33, 2590-2592 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-22-2590

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