OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters


  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2012
  • pp: 1664–1666

Q -switched thulium-doped photonic crystal fiber laser

Pankaj Kadwani, Norbert Modsching, R. Andrew Sims, Lasse Leick, Jes Broeng, Lawrence Shah, and Martin Richardson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 10, pp. 1664-1666 (2012)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (670 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



We report a novel, Tm-doped photonic crystal fiber (PCF) actively Q -switched oscillator that provides 8.9 kW peak power with 435 µJ, 49 ns pulses at 10 kHz repetition rate at 2 μm wavelength. This fiber has a mode-field area > 1000 μm 2 , the largest of any flexible PCF providing diffraction-limited beam quality to the best of our knowledge. As an application, the oscillator is used as pump to generate > 350 nm broadening in 50 m of SMF-28 fiber.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 6, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 6, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 7, 2012
Published: May 9, 2012

Pankaj Kadwani, Norbert Modsching, R. Andrew Sims, Lasse Leick, Jes Broeng, Lawrence Shah, and Martin Richardson, "Q-switched thulium-doped photonic crystal fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 37, 1664-1666 (2012)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. O. Schmidt, J. Rothhardt, T. Eidam, F. Röser, J. Limpert, A. Tünnermann, K. P. Hansen, C. Jakobsen, and J. Broeng, Opt. Express 16, 3918 (2008). [CrossRef]
  2. D. Creeden, M. Jiang, P. A. Budni, P. A. Ketteridge, S. D. Setzler, Y. E. Young, J. C. McCarthy, P. G. Schunemann, T. M. Pollak, P. Tayebati, and E. P. Chicklis, Proc. SPIE 6952, 69520S (2008). [CrossRef]
  3. N. Simakov, A. Hemming, S. Bennetts, and J. Haub, Opt. Express 19, 16 (2011). [CrossRef]
  4. G. Frith, T. McComb, B. Samson, W. Torruellas, M. Dennis, A. Carter, V. Khitrov, and K. Tankala, in Advanced Solid State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper WB5.
  5. A. F. El-Sherif and T. A. King, Opt. Commun. 218, 337 (2003). [CrossRef]
  6. M. Eichhorn and S. D. Jackson, Opt. Lett. 32, 19 (2007).
  7. C. C. C. Willis, L. Shah, M. Baudelet, P. Kadwani, T. S. McComb, R. A. Sims, V. Sudesh, and M. Richardson, Proc. SPIE 7580, 758003 (2010). [CrossRef]
  8. Y. Tang, L. Xu, Y. Yang, and J. Xu, Opt. Express 18, 22964 (2010). [CrossRef]
  9. W. Shi, E. Petersen, Q. Fang, K. Kieu, A. Chavez-Pirson, N. Peyghambarian, and J. Yu, in Lasers, Sources, and Related Photonic Devices, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper FTh4A.1.
  10. N. Modsching, P. Kadwani, R. A. Sims, L. Leick, J. Broeng, L. Shah, and M. Richardson, Opt. Lett. 36, 3873 (2011). [CrossRef]
  11. M. Eichhorn and S. D. Jackson, Opt. Lett. 33, 1044 (2008). [CrossRef]
  12. T. Schreiber, F. Roser, O. Schmidt, J. Limpert, R. Iliew, F. Lederer, A. Petersson, C. Jacobsen, K. Hansen, J. Broeng, and A. Tunnermann, Opt. Express 13, 19 (2005). [CrossRef]
  13. T. S. McComb, R. A. Sims, C. C. C. Willis, P. Kadwani, V. Sudesh, L. Shah, and M. Richardson, Appl. Opt. 49, 6236 (2010). [CrossRef]
  14. O. P. Kulkarni, V. V. Alexander, M. Kumar, M. J. Freeman, M. N. Islam, F. L. Terry, M. Neelakandan, and A. Chan, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 2486 (2011). [CrossRef]

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.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited