Actively Q-switched all-fiber laser with an electrically controlled microstructured fiber
2010 (English)In: Optics Express, ISSN 1094-4087, Vol. 18, no 11, 11052-11057 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Actively Q-switching of an all-fiber laser system is demonstrated. The active element is a polarization switch with nanosecond risetime based on a microstructured fiber with electrically driven internal electrodes. Optical feedback between two 100% reflectors is inhibited until a nanosecond current pulse Q-switches the laser. After a short optical pulse develops several roundtrips later, the fiber switch is turned off, removing the short optical pulse from the cavity through a polarization splitter. Pulses of 50 W peak power and similar to 12 ns duration are obtained with 400 mW pump power at 100 Hz. (C) 2010 Optical Society of America
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 18, no 11, 11052-11057 p.
Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-27319ISI: 000278512300015ScopusID: 2-s2.0-77952821636OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-27319DiVA: diva2:376018
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