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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2360–2362

High-pulse-energy, passively Q-switched Yb-doped fiber laser with AlGaInAs quantum wells as a saturable absorber

J. Y. Huang, W. C. Huang, W. Z. Zhuang, K. W. Su, Y. F. Chen, and K. F. Huang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 15, pp. 2360-2362 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.002360


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Abstract

We demonstrate an efficient, high-pulse-energy, passively Q-switched Yb-doped fiber laser with AlGaInAs quantum wells (QWs) as a saturable absorber. The AlGaInAs QW material is designed to provide a large modulation change and a quite-low nonsaturable loss. At an incident pump power of 7.6 W , an average output power of 3.8 W , pulse energy of 300 μ J , pulse repetition rate of 12.5 kHz , and pulse duration of 30 ns was obtained.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(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: April 21, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 1, 2009
Published: July 30, 2009

Citation
J. Y. Huang, W. C. Huang, W. Z. Zhuang, K. W. Su, Y. F. Chen, and K. F. Huang, "High-pulse-energy, passively Q-switched Yb-doped fiber laser with AlGaInAs quantum wells as a saturable absorber," Opt. Lett. 34, 2360-2362 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-15-2360


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