We present a pulsed fiber laser system with average power up to 265 W, pulse energy up to 10.6 mJ, pulse duration adjustable in the range 500 ps–500 ns, repetition rate fully controllable from single-shot operation up to 1 MHz, and the ability to control peak power independently of pulse energy. The system has a compact, all-spliced construction. Such a versatile laser will have wide applications in materials processing.
© 2013 Optical Society of America
Lasers and Laser Optics
Original Manuscript: July 17, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 2, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 3, 2013
Published: November 8, 2013
A. Malinowski, P. Gorman, C. A. Codemard, F. Ghiringhelli, A. J. Boyland, A. Marshall, M. N. Zervas, and M. K. Durkin, "High-peak-power, high-energy, high-average-power pulsed fiber laser system with versatile pulse duration and shape," Opt. Lett. 38, 4686-4689 (2013)