OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters


  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2009
  • pp: 3713–3715

All-fiber Q-switched single-frequency Tm-doped laser near 2 μ m

Jihong Geng, Qing Wang, Jake Smith, Tao Luo, Farzin Amzajerdian, and Shibin Jiang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 23, pp. 3713-3715 (2009)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (359 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



We present an all-fiber Q-switched single-frequency laser oscillator operating in the eye-safe region at 1950 nm. It is based on the stress-induced polarization modulation in a Tm-doped distributed Bragg reflector fiber laser. The laser emits Q-switched single-frequency laser pulses with a pulse repetition rate ranging from tens of hertz to hundreds of kilohertz and an average power of several milliwatts. Pulse duration and laser spectral linewidth have been characterized. This is, to our best knowledge, the first demonstration of a Q-switched single-frequency fiber laser near 2 μ m .

© 2009 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

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: September 23, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 23, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 26, 2009
Published: November 25, 2009

Jihong Geng, Qing Wang, Jake Smith, Tao Luo, Farzin Amzajerdian, and Shibin Jiang, "All-fiber Q-switched single-frequency Tm-doped laser near 2 μm," Opt. Lett. 34, 3713-3715 (2009)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. S. W. Henderson, P. J. M. Suni, C. P. Hale, S. M. Hannon, J. R. Magee, D. L. Bruns, and E. H. Yuen, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 31, 4 (1993). [CrossRef]
  2. S. Agger, J. H. Povlsen, and P. Varming, Opt. Lett. 29, 1503 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. N. Y. Voo, J. K. Sahu, and M. Ibsen, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 2550 (2005). [CrossRef]
  4. D. Gapontsev, N. Platonov, M. Meleshkevich, O. Mishechkin, O. Shkurikhin, S. Agger, P. Varming, and J. H. Poylsen, in Proceedings of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper CFI5.
  5. Z. Zhang, D. Y. Shen, A. J. Boyland, J. K. Sahu, W. A. Clarkson, and M. Ibsen, Opt. Lett. 33, 2059 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. J. Geng, J. Wu, S. Jiang, and J. Yu, Opt. Lett. 32, 355 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. Y. Kaneda, C. Spiegelberg, J. Geng, and Y. Hu, “All-fiber Q-switched laser,” U.S. patent 7,130,319 (October 31, 2006).
  8. Y. Kaneda, Y. Hu, C. Spiegelberg, J. Geng, and S. Jiang, in Proceedings of Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vol. 94 of 2004 OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 2004), postdeadline paper PD5.
  9. M. Leigh, W. Shi, J. Zong, J. Wang, and S. Jiang, Opt. Lett. 32, 897 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. J. Geng, Q. Wang, T. Luo, S. Jiang, and F. Amzajerdian, Opt. Lett. 34, 3493 (2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. W. Shi, M. Leigh, J. Zong, and S. Jiang, Opt. Lett. 32, 949 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
Fig. 4 Fig. 5

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited