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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2010
  • pp: 3574–3576

Radially polarized and passively Q -switched fiber laser

Di Lin, Kegui Xia, Ruxin Li, Xiaojun Li, Guoqiang Li, Ken-ichi Ueda, and Jianlang Li  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 21, pp. 3574-3576 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.003574


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Abstract

We report, for the first time to our knowledge, a radially polarized and passively Q-switched Yb-doped fiber laser. By using a Cr 4 + : YAG crystal as a saturable absorber and a photonic crystal grating as a polarization mirror, a radially polarized pulse is produced, which has 202 W of peak power, 75 ns duration, and ~92% polarization purity at a 56.6 kHz repetition rate. The Q-switched pulse with radial polarization from the fiber laser would facilitate numerous applications.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 25, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 28, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 28, 2010
Published: October 21, 2010

Citation
Di Lin, Kegui Xia, Ruxin Li, Xiaojun Li, Guoqiang Li, Ken-ichi Ueda, and Jianlang Li, "Radially polarized and passively Q-switched fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 35, 3574-3576 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-21-3574


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