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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2010
  • pp: 1650–1652

Millijoule-class Yb-doped pulsed fiber laser operating at 977 nm

Johan Boullet, Romain Dubrasquet, Capucine Médina, Ramatou Bello-Doua, Nicholas Traynor, and Eric Cormier  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 10, pp. 1650-1652 (2010)

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We report what we believe to be the first millijoule-class ytterbium-doped fiber laser system operating on the zero-phonon line at 977 nm . An actively Q-switched master fiber oscillator delivers nanosecond pulses (FWHM 12 32 ns ) at adjustable multiples of 10 kHz repetition rates that are further amplified in an ultralarge core photonic crystal fiber amplifier. At the highest available pumping level, a maximal average power of 78 W was obtained for 32 ns pulses at a repetition rate of 190 kHz , whereas the millijoule energy level was reached for 12 ns pulses at the lower repetition rate of 10 kHz .

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.7240) Lasers and laser optics : UV, EUV, and X-ray lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 4, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 5, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 10, 2010
Published: May 7, 2010

Johan Boullet, Romain Dubrasquet, Capucine Médina, Ramatou Bello-Doua, Nicholas Traynor, and Eric Cormier, "Millijoule-class Yb-doped pulsed fiber laser operating at 977 nm," Opt. Lett. 35, 1650-1652 (2010)

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