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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2009
  • pp: 3881–3883

Waveguide-saturable absorber fabricated by femtosecond pulses in YAG : Cr 4 + crystal for Q-switched operation of Yb-fiber laser

Andrey G. Okhrimchuk, Vladimir K. Mezentsev, Vladislav V. Dvoyrin, Andrey S. Kurkov, Evgeny M. Sholokhov, Sergey K. Turitsyn, Alexander V. Shestakov, and Ian Bennion  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 24, pp. 3881-3883 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.003881


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Abstract

A waveguide-saturable absorber with low propagation loss is fabricated by femtosecond pulses in YAG : Cr 4 + crystal. Q-switch operation of a Yb fiber laser with the new saturable absorber having absorption saturation parameters similar to the bulk YAG : Cr 4 + crystal is demonstrated.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 20, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 5, 2009
Published: December 11, 2009

Citation
Andrey G. Okhrimchuk, Vladimir K. Mezentsev, Vladislav V. Dvoyrin, Andrey S. Kurkov, Evgeny M. Sholokhov, Sergey K. Turitsyn, Alexander V. Shestakov, and Ian Bennion, "Waveguide-saturable absorber fabricated by femtosecond pulses in YAG:Cr4+ crystal for Q-switched operation of Yb-fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 34, 3881-3883 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-24-3881

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