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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2011
  • pp: 1923–1925

High-power pulsed diode-pumped Er:ZBLAN fiber laser

Martin Gorjan, Rok Petkovšek, Marko Marinček, and Martin Čopič  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 10, pp. 1923-1925 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.001923


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Abstract

We report on the operation and performance of a gain-switched Er:ZBLAN fiber laser based on an active pulsed diode pump system. The produced laser pulses offer high peak powers while retaining the high average powers and efficiency of the cw regime. The measured pulse duration was about 300 ns and nearly independent of the pump repetition frequency. The maximum obtained 68 W of peak power is the highest reported, to our knowledge, for diode-pumped Er:ZBLAN fiber lasers, and the 2 W of average power at the repetition frequency of 100 kHz is 2 orders of magnitude higher than previously reported average power in a pulsed regime. The obtained slope efficiency was 34%.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3538) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, pulsed

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 15, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 13, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 22, 2011
Published: May 13, 2011

Citation
Martin Gorjan, Rok Petkovšek, Marko Marinček, and Martin Čopič, "High-power pulsed diode-pumped Er:ZBLAN fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 36, 1923-1925 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-10-1923


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