Abstract

A chromium-doped saturable absorber fiber stabilizes an otherwise spontaneously chaotically self- pulsing ytterbium-doped fiber laser. This original passively Q-switched all-fiber laser produces sustained and relatively stable trains of smooth pulses at a high repetition rate.

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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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2010 (2)

A. S. Kurkov, Ya. E. Sadovnikova, A. V. Marakulin, and E. M. Sholokhov, “All fiber Er-Tm Q-switched laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 795–797 (2010).
[CrossRef]

B. N. Upadhyaya, U. Chakravarty, A. Kuruvilla, S. M. Oak, M. R. Shenoy, and K. Thyagarajan, “Self-pulsing characteristics of a high-power single transverse mode Yb-doped CW fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 283, 2206–2213 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009 (2)

2007 (1)

2005 (1)

2003 (1)

L. Tordella, H. Djellout, B. Dussardier, A. Saissy, and G. Monnom, “High repetition rate passively Q-switched Nd3+:Cr4+ all-fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 39, 1307–1308 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002 (1)

2001 (3)

V. N. Filippov, A. N. Starodumov, and A. V. Kir’yanov, “All-fiber passively Q-switched low-threshold erbium laser,” Opt. Lett. 26, 343–345 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, M. Salhi, C. Özkul, and F. Sanchez, “Mode-lock, Q-switch and CW operation of an Yb-doped double-clad fiber ring laser,” Opt. Commun. 198, 141–146 (2001).
[CrossRef]

V. Felice, B. Dussardier, J. K. Jones, G. Monnom, and D. B. Ostrowsky, “Chromium-doped silica optical fibres: influence of the core composition on the Cr oxidation states and crystal field,” Opt. Mater. 16, 269–277 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

V. Felice, B. Dussardier, J. K. Jones, G. Monnom, and D. B. Ostrowsky, “Cr4+-doped silica optical fibres: absorption and fluorescence properties,” Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys. 11, 107–110(2000).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

1998 (1)

M. Grinberg, D. L. Russell, K. Holliday, K. Wisniewski, and Cz. Koepke, “Continuous function decay analysis of a multisite impurity activated solid,” Opt. Commun. 156, 409–418 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1993 (1)

F. Sanchez, P. Le Boudec, P.-L. François, and G. Stephan, “Effect of ion pairs on the dynamics of erbium-doped fiber lasers,” Phys. Rev. A 48, 2220–2229 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bennion, I.

Boulon, G.

B. Dussardier, Y. Guyot, V. Felice, G. Monnom, and G. Boulon, “Cr4+-doped silica-based optical fibers fluorescence from 0.8 μm to 1.7 μm,” in Proceedings of Advanced Solid State Lasers Conference (ASSL’02), Vol. 68 of Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 2002), pp. 104–108.

Brunel, M.

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, M. Salhi, C. Özkul, and F. Sanchez, “Mode-lock, Q-switch and CW operation of an Yb-doped double-clad fiber ring laser,” Opt. Commun. 198, 141–146 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Brunet, F.

Chakravarty, U.

B. N. Upadhyaya, U. Chakravarty, A. Kuruvilla, S. M. Oak, M. R. Shenoy, and K. Thyagarajan, “Self-pulsing characteristics of a high-power single transverse mode Yb-doped CW fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 283, 2206–2213 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Chardon, A. M.

Chartier, T.

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, M. Salhi, C. Özkul, and F. Sanchez, “Mode-lock, Q-switch and CW operation of an Yb-doped double-clad fiber ring laser,” Opt. Commun. 198, 141–146 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Clarkson, W. A.

Dianov, E. M.

Djellout, H.

L. Tordella, H. Djellout, B. Dussardier, A. Saissy, and G. Monnom, “High repetition rate passively Q-switched Nd3+:Cr4+ all-fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 39, 1307–1308 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Dussardier, B.

L. Tordella, H. Djellout, B. Dussardier, A. Saissy, and G. Monnom, “High repetition rate passively Q-switched Nd3+:Cr4+ all-fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 39, 1307–1308 (2003).
[CrossRef]

V. Felice, B. Dussardier, J. K. Jones, G. Monnom, and D. B. Ostrowsky, “Chromium-doped silica optical fibres: influence of the core composition on the Cr oxidation states and crystal field,” Opt. Mater. 16, 269–277 (2001).
[CrossRef]

V. Felice, B. Dussardier, J. K. Jones, G. Monnom, and D. B. Ostrowsky, “Cr4+-doped silica optical fibres: absorption and fluorescence properties,” Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys. 11, 107–110(2000).
[CrossRef]

B. Dussardier, Y. Guyot, V. Felice, G. Monnom, and G. Boulon, “Cr4+-doped silica-based optical fibers fluorescence from 0.8 μm to 1.7 μm,” in Proceedings of Advanced Solid State Lasers Conference (ASSL’02), Vol. 68 of Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 2002), pp. 104–108.

Dvoyrin, V. V.

Felice, V.

V. Felice, B. Dussardier, J. K. Jones, G. Monnom, and D. B. Ostrowsky, “Chromium-doped silica optical fibres: influence of the core composition on the Cr oxidation states and crystal field,” Opt. Mater. 16, 269–277 (2001).
[CrossRef]

V. Felice, B. Dussardier, J. K. Jones, G. Monnom, and D. B. Ostrowsky, “Cr4+-doped silica optical fibres: absorption and fluorescence properties,” Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys. 11, 107–110(2000).
[CrossRef]

B. Dussardier, Y. Guyot, V. Felice, G. Monnom, and G. Boulon, “Cr4+-doped silica-based optical fibers fluorescence from 0.8 μm to 1.7 μm,” in Proceedings of Advanced Solid State Lasers Conference (ASSL’02), Vol. 68 of Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 2002), pp. 104–108.

Filippov, V. N.

Fotiadi, A. A.

A. A. Fotiadi, A. S. Kurkov, and I. M. Razdobreev, “Dynamics of all-fiber self-Q-switched ytterbium/samarium laser,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO’07) (Optical Society of America, 2007).
[CrossRef]

François, P.-L.

F. Sanchez, P. Le Boudec, P.-L. François, and G. Stephan, “Effect of ion pairs on the dynamics of erbium-doped fiber lasers,” Phys. Rev. A 48, 2220–2229 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Galarneau, P.

Gini, E.

Girard, S.

Grinberg, M.

M. Grinberg, D. L. Russell, K. Holliday, K. Wisniewski, and Cz. Koepke, “Continuous function decay analysis of a multisite impurity activated solid,” Opt. Commun. 156, 409–418 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Guyot, Y.

B. Dussardier, Y. Guyot, V. Felice, G. Monnom, and G. Boulon, “Cr4+-doped silica-based optical fibers fluorescence from 0.8 μm to 1.7 μm,” in Proceedings of Advanced Solid State Lasers Conference (ASSL’02), Vol. 68 of Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 2002), pp. 104–108.

Häring, R.

Hideur, A.

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, M. Salhi, C. Özkul, and F. Sanchez, “Mode-lock, Q-switch and CW operation of an Yb-doped double-clad fiber ring laser,” Opt. Commun. 198, 141–146 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Holliday, K.

M. Grinberg, D. L. Russell, K. Holliday, K. Wisniewski, and Cz. Koepke, “Continuous function decay analysis of a multisite impurity activated solid,” Opt. Commun. 156, 409–418 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Jones, J. K.

V. Felice, B. Dussardier, J. K. Jones, G. Monnom, and D. B. Ostrowsky, “Chromium-doped silica optical fibres: influence of the core composition on the Cr oxidation states and crystal field,” Opt. Mater. 16, 269–277 (2001).
[CrossRef]

V. Felice, B. Dussardier, J. K. Jones, G. Monnom, and D. B. Ostrowsky, “Cr4+-doped silica optical fibres: absorption and fluorescence properties,” Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys. 11, 107–110(2000).
[CrossRef]

Keller, U.

Kir’yanov, A. V.

Koepke, Cz.

M. Grinberg, D. L. Russell, K. Holliday, K. Wisniewski, and Cz. Koepke, “Continuous function decay analysis of a multisite impurity activated solid,” Opt. Commun. 156, 409–418 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Kurkov, A.

A. Kurkov, E. M. Sholokhov, and O. I. Medvedkov, “All fiber Yb-Ho pulsed laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6, 135–138 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Kurkov, A. S.

A. S. Kurkov, Ya. E. Sadovnikova, A. V. Marakulin, and E. M. Sholokhov, “All fiber Er-Tm Q-switched laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 795–797 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. G. Okhrimchuk, V. K. Mezentsev, V. V. Dvoyrin, A. S. Kurkov, E. M. Sholokhov, S. K. Turitsyn, A. V. Shestakov, and I. Bennion, “Waveguide-saturable absorber fabricated by femtosecond pulses in YAG:Cr4+ crystal for Q-switched operation of Yb-fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 34, 3881–3883 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. A. Fotiadi, A. S. Kurkov, and I. M. Razdobreev, “Dynamics of all-fiber self-Q-switched ytterbium/samarium laser,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO’07) (Optical Society of America, 2007).
[CrossRef]

Kuruvilla, A.

B. N. Upadhyaya, U. Chakravarty, A. Kuruvilla, S. M. Oak, M. R. Shenoy, and K. Thyagarajan, “Self-pulsing characteristics of a high-power single transverse mode Yb-doped CW fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 283, 2206–2213 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Laroche, M.

LaRochelle, S.

Le Boudec, P.

F. Sanchez, P. Le Boudec, P.-L. François, and G. Stephan, “Effect of ion pairs on the dynamics of erbium-doped fiber lasers,” Phys. Rev. A 48, 2220–2229 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Marakulin, A. V.

A. S. Kurkov, Ya. E. Sadovnikova, A. V. Marakulin, and E. M. Sholokhov, “All fiber Er-Tm Q-switched laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 795–797 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Mashinsky, V. M.

Medvedkov, O. I.

A. Kurkov, E. M. Sholokhov, and O. I. Medvedkov, “All fiber Yb-Ho pulsed laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6, 135–138 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Melchior, H.

Mezentsev, V. K.

Moncorgé, R.

Monnom, G.

L. Tordella, H. Djellout, B. Dussardier, A. Saissy, and G. Monnom, “High repetition rate passively Q-switched Nd3+:Cr4+ all-fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 39, 1307–1308 (2003).
[CrossRef]

V. Felice, B. Dussardier, J. K. Jones, G. Monnom, and D. B. Ostrowsky, “Chromium-doped silica optical fibres: influence of the core composition on the Cr oxidation states and crystal field,” Opt. Mater. 16, 269–277 (2001).
[CrossRef]

V. Felice, B. Dussardier, J. K. Jones, G. Monnom, and D. B. Ostrowsky, “Cr4+-doped silica optical fibres: absorption and fluorescence properties,” Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys. 11, 107–110(2000).
[CrossRef]

B. Dussardier, Y. Guyot, V. Felice, G. Monnom, and G. Boulon, “Cr4+-doped silica-based optical fibers fluorescence from 0.8 μm to 1.7 μm,” in Proceedings of Advanced Solid State Lasers Conference (ASSL’02), Vol. 68 of Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 2002), pp. 104–108.

Nilsson, J.

Oak, S. M.

B. N. Upadhyaya, U. Chakravarty, A. Kuruvilla, S. M. Oak, M. R. Shenoy, and K. Thyagarajan, “Self-pulsing characteristics of a high-power single transverse mode Yb-doped CW fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 283, 2206–2213 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Offerhaus, H. L.

Okhrimchuk, A. G.

Ostrowsky, D. B.

V. Felice, B. Dussardier, J. K. Jones, G. Monnom, and D. B. Ostrowsky, “Chromium-doped silica optical fibres: influence of the core composition on the Cr oxidation states and crystal field,” Opt. Mater. 16, 269–277 (2001).
[CrossRef]

V. Felice, B. Dussardier, J. K. Jones, G. Monnom, and D. B. Ostrowsky, “Cr4+-doped silica optical fibres: absorption and fluorescence properties,” Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys. 11, 107–110(2000).
[CrossRef]

Özkul, C.

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, M. Salhi, C. Özkul, and F. Sanchez, “Mode-lock, Q-switch and CW operation of an Yb-doped double-clad fiber ring laser,” Opt. Commun. 198, 141–146 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Paschotta, R.

Razdobreev, I. M.

A. A. Fotiadi, A. S. Kurkov, and I. M. Razdobreev, “Dynamics of all-fiber self-Q-switched ytterbium/samarium laser,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO’07) (Optical Society of America, 2007).
[CrossRef]

Richardson, D. J.

Russell, D. L.

M. Grinberg, D. L. Russell, K. Holliday, K. Wisniewski, and Cz. Koepke, “Continuous function decay analysis of a multisite impurity activated solid,” Opt. Commun. 156, 409–418 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Sadovnikova, Ya. E.

A. S. Kurkov, Ya. E. Sadovnikova, A. V. Marakulin, and E. M. Sholokhov, “All fiber Er-Tm Q-switched laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 795–797 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Saissy, A.

L. Tordella, H. Djellout, B. Dussardier, A. Saissy, and G. Monnom, “High repetition rate passively Q-switched Nd3+:Cr4+ all-fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 39, 1307–1308 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Salhi, M.

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, M. Salhi, C. Özkul, and F. Sanchez, “Mode-lock, Q-switch and CW operation of an Yb-doped double-clad fiber ring laser,” Opt. Commun. 198, 141–146 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Sanchez, F.

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, M. Salhi, C. Özkul, and F. Sanchez, “Mode-lock, Q-switch and CW operation of an Yb-doped double-clad fiber ring laser,” Opt. Commun. 198, 141–146 (2001).
[CrossRef]

F. Sanchez, P. Le Boudec, P.-L. François, and G. Stephan, “Effect of ion pairs on the dynamics of erbium-doped fiber lasers,” Phys. Rev. A 48, 2220–2229 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Shenoy, M. R.

B. N. Upadhyaya, U. Chakravarty, A. Kuruvilla, S. M. Oak, M. R. Shenoy, and K. Thyagarajan, “Self-pulsing characteristics of a high-power single transverse mode Yb-doped CW fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 283, 2206–2213 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Shepherd, D. P.

Shestakov, A. V.

Sholokhov, E. M.

A. S. Kurkov, Ya. E. Sadovnikova, A. V. Marakulin, and E. M. Sholokhov, “All fiber Er-Tm Q-switched laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 795–797 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. G. Okhrimchuk, V. K. Mezentsev, V. V. Dvoyrin, A. S. Kurkov, E. M. Sholokhov, S. K. Turitsyn, A. V. Shestakov, and I. Bennion, “Waveguide-saturable absorber fabricated by femtosecond pulses in YAG:Cr4+ crystal for Q-switched operation of Yb-fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 34, 3881–3883 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Kurkov, E. M. Sholokhov, and O. I. Medvedkov, “All fiber Yb-Ho pulsed laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6, 135–138 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Starodumov, A. N.

Stephan, G.

F. Sanchez, P. Le Boudec, P.-L. François, and G. Stephan, “Effect of ion pairs on the dynamics of erbium-doped fiber lasers,” Phys. Rev. A 48, 2220–2229 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Taillon, Y.

Thyagarajan, K.

B. N. Upadhyaya, U. Chakravarty, A. Kuruvilla, S. M. Oak, M. R. Shenoy, and K. Thyagarajan, “Self-pulsing characteristics of a high-power single transverse mode Yb-doped CW fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 283, 2206–2213 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Tordella, L.

L. Tordella, H. Djellout, B. Dussardier, A. Saissy, and G. Monnom, “High repetition rate passively Q-switched Nd3+:Cr4+ all-fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 39, 1307–1308 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Turitsyn, S. K.

Upadhyaya, B. N.

B. N. Upadhyaya, U. Chakravarty, A. Kuruvilla, S. M. Oak, M. R. Shenoy, and K. Thyagarajan, “Self-pulsing characteristics of a high-power single transverse mode Yb-doped CW fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 283, 2206–2213 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Wisniewski, K.

M. Grinberg, D. L. Russell, K. Holliday, K. Wisniewski, and Cz. Koepke, “Continuous function decay analysis of a multisite impurity activated solid,” Opt. Commun. 156, 409–418 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (1)

L. Tordella, H. Djellout, B. Dussardier, A. Saissy, and G. Monnom, “High repetition rate passively Q-switched Nd3+:Cr4+ all-fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 39, 1307–1308 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys. (1)

V. Felice, B. Dussardier, J. K. Jones, G. Monnom, and D. B. Ostrowsky, “Cr4+-doped silica optical fibres: absorption and fluorescence properties,” Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys. 11, 107–110(2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

Laser Phys. Lett. (2)

A. Kurkov, E. M. Sholokhov, and O. I. Medvedkov, “All fiber Yb-Ho pulsed laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6, 135–138 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. S. Kurkov, Ya. E. Sadovnikova, A. V. Marakulin, and E. M. Sholokhov, “All fiber Er-Tm Q-switched laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 795–797 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (3)

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, M. Salhi, C. Özkul, and F. Sanchez, “Mode-lock, Q-switch and CW operation of an Yb-doped double-clad fiber ring laser,” Opt. Commun. 198, 141–146 (2001).
[CrossRef]

B. N. Upadhyaya, U. Chakravarty, A. Kuruvilla, S. M. Oak, M. R. Shenoy, and K. Thyagarajan, “Self-pulsing characteristics of a high-power single transverse mode Yb-doped CW fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 283, 2206–2213 (2010).
[CrossRef]

M. Grinberg, D. L. Russell, K. Holliday, K. Wisniewski, and Cz. Koepke, “Continuous function decay analysis of a multisite impurity activated solid,” Opt. Commun. 156, 409–418 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (5)

Opt. Mater. (1)

V. Felice, B. Dussardier, J. K. Jones, G. Monnom, and D. B. Ostrowsky, “Chromium-doped silica optical fibres: influence of the core composition on the Cr oxidation states and crystal field,” Opt. Mater. 16, 269–277 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. A (1)

F. Sanchez, P. Le Boudec, P.-L. François, and G. Stephan, “Effect of ion pairs on the dynamics of erbium-doped fiber lasers,” Phys. Rev. A 48, 2220–2229 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (2)

B. Dussardier, Y. Guyot, V. Felice, G. Monnom, and G. Boulon, “Cr4+-doped silica-based optical fibers fluorescence from 0.8 μm to 1.7 μm,” in Proceedings of Advanced Solid State Lasers Conference (ASSL’02), Vol. 68 of Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 2002), pp. 104–108.

A. A. Fotiadi, A. S. Kurkov, and I. M. Razdobreev, “Dynamics of all-fiber self-Q-switched ytterbium/samarium laser,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO’07) (Optical Society of America, 2007).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Laser setup. DCYF, double-clad Yb 3 + -doped fiber; PC, polarization controller; CrSA, Cr-doped saturable absorber fiber; FBG, highly reflecting fiber Bragg grating at 1064 nm , FWHM = 0.3 nm . The pump is a 20 W multimode fiber coupled cw laser diode. The highly reflective dichroic mirror at 1.06 μm transmits 90% at pump wavelength. The 11 mm focal length lens system has a unit magnification.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Fiber laser integrated output versus incident pump power. Solid circles, DCYF-only; solid squares, DCYF + CrSA . Thresholds = 0.45 and 1.7 W , slope efficiencies = 22 % and 6%, maximum output power = 3 W and 0.9 W , respectively.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) DCYF-only laser output, for 1 W of pump (2.2 times threshold). (b) Zoom on one typical pulse envelope.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a)  DCYF + CrSA laser output, for 7.6 W of pump (7.6 times threshold). (b) Zoom on a typical pulse series.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Pulse characteristics of the DCYF + CrSA laser.

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