OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters


  • 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)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (273 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



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.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

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

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

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)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. T. Erneux and P. Glorieux, in Laser Dynamics (Cambridge University, 2010).
  2. V. N. Filippov, A. N. Starodumov, and A. V. Kir’yanov, Opt. Lett. 26, 343 (2001). [CrossRef]
  3. J.-B. Lecourt, G. Martel, M. Guézo, C. Labbé, and S. Loualiche, Opt. Commun. 263, 71 (2006). [CrossRef]
  4. S. Kivistö, T. Hakulinen, A. Kaskela, B. Aitchison, D. P. Brown, A. G. Nasibulin, E. I. Kauppinen, A. Härkönen, and O. G. Okhotnikov, Opt. Express 17, 2358 (2009). [CrossRef]
  5. A. A. Fotiadi, A. S. Kurkov, and I. M. Razdobreev, in Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) (IEEE, 2007), p. 1.
  6. I. Razdobreev, A. A. Fotiadi, and A. Kurkov, European Patent 1 662 624 A1 (30November2004).
  7. A. S. Kurkov, Laser Phys. Lett. 8, 335 (2011). [CrossRef]
  8. B. Dussardier, J. Maria, and P. Peterka, Appl. Opt. 50, E20 (2011). [CrossRef]
  9. T.-Y. Tsai, Y.-C. Fang, and S.-H. Hung, Opt. Express 18, 10049 (2010). [CrossRef]
  10. A. S. Kurkov, Ya. E. Sadovnikova, E. M. Sholokhov, and A. V. Marakulin, in Proceedings of The European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/Europe) and the European Quantum Electronics Conference (EQEC) (Optical Society of America, 2011), p. CJ_P11.
  11. B. Wu and P. L. Chu, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 230 (1996). [CrossRef]
  12. L. Luo and P. L. Chu, Opt. Commun. 161, 257 (1999). [CrossRef]
  13. G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, R. Fluck, B. Braun, M. Moser, G. Zhang, E. Gini, and U. Keller, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 376 (1999). [CrossRef]
  14. D. Marcuse, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 2390 (1993). [CrossRef]
  15. C. E. Preda, B. Ségard, and P. Glorieux, Opt. Commun. 261, 141 (2006). [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