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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2012
  • pp: 629–631

Experimental demonstration of a passive all-fiber Q-switched erbium- and samarium-doped laser

Cristina Elena Preda, Gautier Ravet, and Patrice Mégret  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 4, pp. 629-631 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.000629


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Abstract

Self-Q-switched operation of the all-fiber laser using erbium and samarium fibers in the cavity is realized experimentally. This passively Q-switched all-fiber laser produces very stable pulses with energy of 142nJ and duration of 450ns. The experimental results were well reproduced by the results obtained through the numerical integration of a rate-equations model.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 13, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 27, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 5, 2011
Published: February 10, 2012

Citation
Cristina Elena Preda, Gautier Ravet, and Patrice Mégret, "Experimental demonstration of a passive all-fiber Q-switched erbium- and samarium-doped laser," Opt. Lett. 37, 629-631 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-4-629


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