Abstract

An all-fiber passively Q-switched Yb-doped fiber laser with fiber saturable absorber (SA) based on a piece of Sm-doped fiber is presented. For the first time, we observe the fast stimulated Brillouin scattering Q-switched process in an Yb/Sm all-fiber laser and obtain 41 ns pulses and 1.7 kW maximum peak power. Compared with the reported traditional SA Q-switched process, the pulse energy and peak power are both improved an order of magnitude. Furthermore, a traditional SA Q-switched process with 450 ns pulsewidth and 7.5 W peak power is also obtained in the same structure by increasing the feedback of cavity's output end.

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Chartier, T.

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, C. Ozkul, and F. Sanchez, “Dynamics and stabilization of a high power side-pumped Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser,” Opt. Commun., vol. 186, no. 4–6, pp. 311–317, 2000.

Chen, Z. J.

Chernikov, S. V.

Clarkson, W. A.

Dämmig, M.

M. Dämmig, G. Zinner, F. Mitschke, and H. Welling, “Stimulated Brillouin scattering in fibers with and without external feedback,” Phys. Rev. A., vol. 48, no. 4, pp. 3301–3309, 1993.

Fang, Y. C.

T. Y. Tsai, Y. C. Fang, H. M. Huang, H. X. Tsao, and S. T. Lin, “Saturable absorber Q- and gain-switched all-Yb3+ all-fiber laser at 976 and 1064 nm,” Opt. Exp., vol. 18, no. 23, pp. 23523–23528, 2010.

Gapontsev, V. P.

Gilles, H.

Grudinin, A. B.

Gu, X.

Y. Lu and X. Gu, “All-fiber passively Q-switched fiber laser with a Sm-doped fiber saturable absorber,” Opt. Exp., vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 1997–2002, 2013.

Hideur, A.

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, C. Ozkul, and F. Sanchez, “Dynamics and stabilization of a high power side-pumped Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser,” Opt. Commun., vol. 186, no. 4–6, pp. 311–317, 2000.

Hsu, W. L.

S. W. Moore, D. B. Soh, S. E. Bisson, B. D. Patterson, and W. L. Hsu, “400 μJ 79 ns amplified pulses from a Q-switched fiber laser using an Yb3+-doped fiber saturable absorber,” Opt. Exp., vol. 20, no. 21, pp. 23778–23789, 2012.

Huang, H. M.

T. Y. Tsai, Y. C. Fang, H. M. Huang, H. X. Tsao, and S. T. Lin, “Saturable absorber Q- and gain-switched all-Yb3+ all-fiber laser at 976 and 1064 nm,” Opt. Exp., vol. 18, no. 23, pp. 23523–23528, 2010.

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Laroche, M.

Li, X. H.

Lin, S. T.

T. Y. Tsai, Y. C. Fang, H. M. Huang, H. X. Tsao, and S. T. Lin, “Saturable absorber Q- and gain-switched all-Yb3+ all-fiber laser at 976 and 1064 nm,” Opt. Exp., vol. 18, no. 23, pp. 23523–23528, 2010.

Lu, Y.

Y. Lu and X. Gu, “All-fiber passively Q-switched fiber laser with a Sm-doped fiber saturable absorber,” Opt. Exp., vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 1997–2002, 2013.

Marakulin, A. V.

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Medvedkov, O. I.

A. S. Kurkov, E. M. Sholokhov, and O. I. Medvedkov, “All fiber Yb-Ho pulsed laser,” Laser Phys. Lett., vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 135–138, 2009.

Minelly, J. D.

Mitschke, F.

M. Dämmig, G. Zinner, F. Mitschke, and H. Welling, “Stimulated Brillouin scattering in fibers with and without external feedback,” Phys. Rev. A., vol. 48, no. 4, pp. 3301–3309, 1993.

Moore, S. W.

S. W. Moore, D. B. Soh, S. E. Bisson, B. D. Patterson, and W. L. Hsu, “400 μJ 79 ns amplified pulses from a Q-switched fiber laser using an Yb3+-doped fiber saturable absorber,” Opt. Exp., vol. 20, no. 21, pp. 23778–23789, 2012.

Nilsson, J.

Offerhaus, H. L.

Ozkul, C.

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, C. Ozkul, and F. Sanchez, “Dynamics and stabilization of a high power side-pumped Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser,” Opt. Commun., vol. 186, no. 4–6, pp. 311–317, 2000.

Patterson, B. D.

S. W. Moore, D. B. Soh, S. E. Bisson, B. D. Patterson, and W. L. Hsu, “400 μJ 79 ns amplified pulses from a Q-switched fiber laser using an Yb3+-doped fiber saturable absorber,” Opt. Exp., vol. 20, no. 21, pp. 23778–23789, 2012.

Porta, J.

Richardson, D. J.

Sanchez, F.

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, C. Ozkul, and F. Sanchez, “Dynamics and stabilization of a high power side-pumped Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser,” Opt. Commun., vol. 186, no. 4–6, pp. 311–317, 2000.

Sholokhov, E. M.

E. M. Sholokhov, A. V. Marakulin, A. S. Kurkov, and V. B. Tsvetkov, “All-fiber Q-switched holmium laser,” Laser Phys. Lett., vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 382–385, 2011.

A. S. Kurkov, E. M. Sholokhov, and O. I. Medvedkov, “All fiber Yb-Ho pulsed laser,” Laser Phys. Lett., vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 135–138, 2009.

Soh, D. B.

S. W. Moore, D. B. Soh, S. E. Bisson, B. D. Patterson, and W. L. Hsu, “400 μJ 79 ns amplified pulses from a Q-switched fiber laser using an Yb3+-doped fiber saturable absorber,” Opt. Exp., vol. 20, no. 21, pp. 23778–23789, 2012.

Tang, Y. L.

Taylor, J. R.

Tsai, T. Y.

T. Y. Tsai, Y. C. Fang, H. M. Huang, H. X. Tsao, and S. T. Lin, “Saturable absorber Q- and gain-switched all-Yb3+ all-fiber laser at 976 and 1064 nm,” Opt. Exp., vol. 18, no. 23, pp. 23523–23528, 2010.

Tsao, H. X.

T. Y. Tsai, Y. C. Fang, H. M. Huang, H. X. Tsao, and S. T. Lin, “Saturable absorber Q- and gain-switched all-Yb3+ all-fiber laser at 976 and 1064 nm,” Opt. Exp., vol. 18, no. 23, pp. 23523–23528, 2010.

Tsvetkov, V. B.

E. M. Sholokhov, A. V. Marakulin, A. S. Kurkov, and V. B. Tsvetkov, “All-fiber Q-switched holmium laser,” Laser Phys. Lett., vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 382–385, 2011.

Turner, P. W.

Wang, Q. J.

Welling, H.

M. Dämmig, G. Zinner, F. Mitschke, and H. Welling, “Stimulated Brillouin scattering in fibers with and without external feedback,” Phys. Rev. A., vol. 48, no. 4, pp. 3301–3309, 1993.

Zhu, Y.

Zinner, G.

M. Dämmig, G. Zinner, F. Mitschke, and H. Welling, “Stimulated Brillouin scattering in fibers with and without external feedback,” Phys. Rev. A., vol. 48, no. 4, pp. 3301–3309, 1993.

Laser Phys. Lett. (2)

E. M. Sholokhov, A. V. Marakulin, A. S. Kurkov, and V. B. Tsvetkov, “All-fiber Q-switched holmium laser,” Laser Phys. Lett., vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 382–385, 2011.

A. S. Kurkov, E. M. Sholokhov, and O. I. Medvedkov, “All fiber Yb-Ho pulsed laser,” Laser Phys. Lett., vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 135–138, 2009.

Opt. Commun. (1)

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, C. Ozkul, and F. Sanchez, “Dynamics and stabilization of a high power side-pumped Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser,” Opt. Commun., vol. 186, no. 4–6, pp. 311–317, 2000.

Opt. Exp. (3)

S. W. Moore, D. B. Soh, S. E. Bisson, B. D. Patterson, and W. L. Hsu, “400 μJ 79 ns amplified pulses from a Q-switched fiber laser using an Yb3+-doped fiber saturable absorber,” Opt. Exp., vol. 20, no. 21, pp. 23778–23789, 2012.

T. Y. Tsai, Y. C. Fang, H. M. Huang, H. X. Tsao, and S. T. Lin, “Saturable absorber Q- and gain-switched all-Yb3+ all-fiber laser at 976 and 1064 nm,” Opt. Exp., vol. 18, no. 23, pp. 23523–23528, 2010.

Y. Lu and X. Gu, “All-fiber passively Q-switched fiber laser with a Sm-doped fiber saturable absorber,” Opt. Exp., vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 1997–2002, 2013.

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Phys. Rev. A. (1)

M. Dämmig, G. Zinner, F. Mitschke, and H. Welling, “Stimulated Brillouin scattering in fibers with and without external feedback,” Phys. Rev. A., vol. 48, no. 4, pp. 3301–3309, 1993.

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G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 4th ed, New York, NY, USA: Academic, 2006.

G. P. Agrawal, Application of Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 2nd ed. New York, NY, USA: Academic, 2008.

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