Abstract

We report active Q-switching of an all-fiber laser using a Bragg grating based acousto-optic modulator. Q-switching is performed by modulating a fiber Bragg grating with an extensional acoustic wave. The acoustic wave modulates periodically the effective index profile of the FBG and changes its reflection features. This allows controlling the Q-factor of the cavity. Using 1 m of 300 ppm erbium-doped fiber and a maximum pump power of 180 mW, Q-switch pulses of 10 W of peak power and 82 ns wide were generated. The pulse repetition rate of the laser can be continuously varied from few Hz up to 62.5 kHz.

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    [Crossref]
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2005 (4)

D. Zalvidea, N.A. Russo, R. Duchowicz, M. Delgado-Pinar, A. Díez, J.L. Cruz, and M.V. Andrés, “High-repetition rate acoustic-induced Q-switched all-fiber laser,“ Opt. Commun. 244, 315–319 (2005).
[Crossref]

P. Pérez-Millán, A. Díez, M. V. Andrés, D. Zalvidea, and R. Duchowicz, “Q-switched all-fiber laser based on magnetostriction modulation of a Bragg grating,” Opt. Express 13, 5046–5051 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Delgado-Pinar, J. Mora, A. Díez, J. L. Cruz, and M. V. Andrés, “Wavelength-switchable fiber laser using acoustic waves,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 17, 552–554 (2005).
[Crossref]

J. M. Subías, J. Pelayo, F. Villuendas, C. D. Heras, and E. Pellejer, “Very high resolution optical spectrometry by stimulated brillouin scattering,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 17, 855–857 (2005).
[Crossref]

2004 (1)

V. N. Philippov, A. V. Kiryanov, and S. Unger, “Advanced configuration of erbium fiber passively Q-switched laser with Co2+:ZnSe crystal as saturable absorber,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 16, 57–59 (2004).
[Crossref]

2002 (2)

N. A. Russo, R. Duchowicz, J. Mora, J. L. Cruz, and M. V. Andrés, “High-efficiency Q-switched erbium fiber laser using a Bragg grating-based modulator,” Opt. Commun. 210, 361–366 (2002).
[Crossref]

M. Laroche, A. M. Chardon, J. Nilsson, D. P. Shepherd, W. A. Clarckson, S. Girard, and R. Moncorgé, “Compact diode-pumped passively Q-switched tunable Er-Yb double-clad fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 27, 1980–1982 (2002).
[Crossref]

2000 (3)

D. W. Huang, W. F. Liu, and C. C. Yang, “Q-switched all-fiber laser with an acoustically modulated fiber attenuator,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 12, 1153–1155 (2000).
[Crossref]

J. A. Álvarez-Chávez, H. L. Offerhaus, J. Nilsson, P. W. Turner, W. A: Clarckson, and D. J. Richardson, “High-energy, high-power ytterbium-doped Q-switched fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 25, 37–39 (2000).
[Crossref]

P. St. J. Russell and W. F. Liu, “Acousto-optic superlattice modulation in fiber Bragg gratings,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A. 17, 1421–1429, (2000).
[Crossref]

1999 (1)

1998 (1)

H. H. Kee, G. P. Lees, and T. P. Newson, “Narrow linewidth CW and Q-switched erbium-doped fibre loop laser,” Electron. Lett. 34, 1318–1319 (1998).
[Crossref]

1997 (1)

1996 (1)

G. P. Lees and T. P. Newson, “Diode pumped high power simultaneously Q-switch and self-mode-locked erbium doped fiber laser,” Electron. Lett. 32, 332–333 (1996).
[Crossref]

1993 (2)

P. Myslinski, J. Chrostowski, J. A. Koningstein, and J. R. Simpson, “Self-mode locking in a Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser,” Appl. Opt. 32, 286–290 (1993).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Chandonnet and G. Larose, “High-power Q-switched erbium fiber laser using an all-fiber intensity modulator,” Opt. Eng. 32, 2031–2035 (1993).
[Crossref]

1988 (1)

H. E. Engan, B. Y. Kim, J. N. Blake, and H. J. Shaw, “Propagation and optical interaction of guided acoustic waves in two-mode optical fibers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 428–436 (1988).
[Crossref]

Álvarez-Chávez, J. A.

Andrés, M. V.

M. Delgado-Pinar, J. Mora, A. Díez, J. L. Cruz, and M. V. Andrés, “Wavelength-switchable fiber laser using acoustic waves,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 17, 552–554 (2005).
[Crossref]

P. Pérez-Millán, A. Díez, M. V. Andrés, D. Zalvidea, and R. Duchowicz, “Q-switched all-fiber laser based on magnetostriction modulation of a Bragg grating,” Opt. Express 13, 5046–5051 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

N. A. Russo, R. Duchowicz, J. Mora, J. L. Cruz, and M. V. Andrés, “High-efficiency Q-switched erbium fiber laser using a Bragg grating-based modulator,” Opt. Commun. 210, 361–366 (2002).
[Crossref]

Andrés, M.V.

D. Zalvidea, N.A. Russo, R. Duchowicz, M. Delgado-Pinar, A. Díez, J.L. Cruz, and M.V. Andrés, “High-repetition rate acoustic-induced Q-switched all-fiber laser,“ Opt. Commun. 244, 315–319 (2005).
[Crossref]

Blake, J. N.

H. E. Engan, B. Y. Kim, J. N. Blake, and H. J. Shaw, “Propagation and optical interaction of guided acoustic waves in two-mode optical fibers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 428–436 (1988).
[Crossref]

Chandonnet, A.

A. Chandonnet and G. Larose, “High-power Q-switched erbium fiber laser using an all-fiber intensity modulator,” Opt. Eng. 32, 2031–2035 (1993).
[Crossref]

Chardon, A. M.

Chrostowski, J.

Clarckson, W. A.

Clarckson, W. A:

Cruz, J. L.

M. Delgado-Pinar, J. Mora, A. Díez, J. L. Cruz, and M. V. Andrés, “Wavelength-switchable fiber laser using acoustic waves,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 17, 552–554 (2005).
[Crossref]

N. A. Russo, R. Duchowicz, J. Mora, J. L. Cruz, and M. V. Andrés, “High-efficiency Q-switched erbium fiber laser using a Bragg grating-based modulator,” Opt. Commun. 210, 361–366 (2002).
[Crossref]

Cruz, J.L.

D. Zalvidea, N.A. Russo, R. Duchowicz, M. Delgado-Pinar, A. Díez, J.L. Cruz, and M.V. Andrés, “High-repetition rate acoustic-induced Q-switched all-fiber laser,“ Opt. Commun. 244, 315–319 (2005).
[Crossref]

Delgado-Pinar, M.

M. Delgado-Pinar, J. Mora, A. Díez, J. L. Cruz, and M. V. Andrés, “Wavelength-switchable fiber laser using acoustic waves,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 17, 552–554 (2005).
[Crossref]

D. Zalvidea, N.A. Russo, R. Duchowicz, M. Delgado-Pinar, A. Díez, J.L. Cruz, and M.V. Andrés, “High-repetition rate acoustic-induced Q-switched all-fiber laser,“ Opt. Commun. 244, 315–319 (2005).
[Crossref]

Díez, A.

D. Zalvidea, N.A. Russo, R. Duchowicz, M. Delgado-Pinar, A. Díez, J.L. Cruz, and M.V. Andrés, “High-repetition rate acoustic-induced Q-switched all-fiber laser,“ Opt. Commun. 244, 315–319 (2005).
[Crossref]

M. Delgado-Pinar, J. Mora, A. Díez, J. L. Cruz, and M. V. Andrés, “Wavelength-switchable fiber laser using acoustic waves,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 17, 552–554 (2005).
[Crossref]

P. Pérez-Millán, A. Díez, M. V. Andrés, D. Zalvidea, and R. Duchowicz, “Q-switched all-fiber laser based on magnetostriction modulation of a Bragg grating,” Opt. Express 13, 5046–5051 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Dong, L.

Duchowicz, R.

D. Zalvidea, N.A. Russo, R. Duchowicz, M. Delgado-Pinar, A. Díez, J.L. Cruz, and M.V. Andrés, “High-repetition rate acoustic-induced Q-switched all-fiber laser,“ Opt. Commun. 244, 315–319 (2005).
[Crossref]

P. Pérez-Millán, A. Díez, M. V. Andrés, D. Zalvidea, and R. Duchowicz, “Q-switched all-fiber laser based on magnetostriction modulation of a Bragg grating,” Opt. Express 13, 5046–5051 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

N. A. Russo, R. Duchowicz, J. Mora, J. L. Cruz, and M. V. Andrés, “High-efficiency Q-switched erbium fiber laser using a Bragg grating-based modulator,” Opt. Commun. 210, 361–366 (2002).
[Crossref]

Engan, H. E.

H. E. Engan, B. Y. Kim, J. N. Blake, and H. J. Shaw, “Propagation and optical interaction of guided acoustic waves in two-mode optical fibers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 428–436 (1988).
[Crossref]

Fotiadi, A.

A. Fotiadi, A. Kurkov, and I. Razdobreev, “All-fiber passively Q-switched Yterbium laser,” CLEO/ Europe-EQEC 2005, Technical Digest, CJ2-3, Munich, Germany (2005).

Gini, E.

Girard, S.

Häring, R.

Heras, C. D.

J. M. Subías, J. Pelayo, F. Villuendas, C. D. Heras, and E. Pellejer, “Very high resolution optical spectrometry by stimulated brillouin scattering,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 17, 855–857 (2005).
[Crossref]

Huang, D. W.

D. W. Huang, W. F. Liu, and C. C. Yang, “Q-switched all-fiber laser with an acoustically modulated fiber attenuator,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 12, 1153–1155 (2000).
[Crossref]

Kee, H. H.

H. H. Kee, G. P. Lees, and T. P. Newson, “Narrow linewidth CW and Q-switched erbium-doped fibre loop laser,” Electron. Lett. 34, 1318–1319 (1998).
[Crossref]

Keller, U.

Kim, B. Y.

H. E. Engan, B. Y. Kim, J. N. Blake, and H. J. Shaw, “Propagation and optical interaction of guided acoustic waves in two-mode optical fibers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 428–436 (1988).
[Crossref]

Kiryanov, A. V.

V. N. Philippov, A. V. Kiryanov, and S. Unger, “Advanced configuration of erbium fiber passively Q-switched laser with Co2+:ZnSe crystal as saturable absorber,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 16, 57–59 (2004).
[Crossref]

Koningstein, J. A.

Kurkov, A.

A. Fotiadi, A. Kurkov, and I. Razdobreev, “All-fiber passively Q-switched Yterbium laser,” CLEO/ Europe-EQEC 2005, Technical Digest, CJ2-3, Munich, Germany (2005).

Laroche, M.

Larose, G.

A. Chandonnet and G. Larose, “High-power Q-switched erbium fiber laser using an all-fiber intensity modulator,” Opt. Eng. 32, 2031–2035 (1993).
[Crossref]

Lees, G. P.

H. H. Kee, G. P. Lees, and T. P. Newson, “Narrow linewidth CW and Q-switched erbium-doped fibre loop laser,” Electron. Lett. 34, 1318–1319 (1998).
[Crossref]

G. P. Lees and T. P. Newson, “Diode pumped high power simultaneously Q-switch and self-mode-locked erbium doped fiber laser,” Electron. Lett. 32, 332–333 (1996).
[Crossref]

Liu, W. F.

D. W. Huang, W. F. Liu, and C. C. Yang, “Q-switched all-fiber laser with an acoustically modulated fiber attenuator,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 12, 1153–1155 (2000).
[Crossref]

P. St. J. Russell and W. F. Liu, “Acousto-optic superlattice modulation in fiber Bragg gratings,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A. 17, 1421–1429, (2000).
[Crossref]

W. F. Liu, P. St. J. Russell, and L. Dong, “Acousto-optic superlattice modulator using a fiber Bragg grating,” Opt. Lett. 22, 1515–1517 (1997).
[Crossref]

Melchior, H.

Moncorgé, R.

Mora, J.

M. Delgado-Pinar, J. Mora, A. Díez, J. L. Cruz, and M. V. Andrés, “Wavelength-switchable fiber laser using acoustic waves,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 17, 552–554 (2005).
[Crossref]

N. A. Russo, R. Duchowicz, J. Mora, J. L. Cruz, and M. V. Andrés, “High-efficiency Q-switched erbium fiber laser using a Bragg grating-based modulator,” Opt. Commun. 210, 361–366 (2002).
[Crossref]

Myslinski, P.

Newson, T. P.

H. H. Kee, G. P. Lees, and T. P. Newson, “Narrow linewidth CW and Q-switched erbium-doped fibre loop laser,” Electron. Lett. 34, 1318–1319 (1998).
[Crossref]

G. P. Lees and T. P. Newson, “Diode pumped high power simultaneously Q-switch and self-mode-locked erbium doped fiber laser,” Electron. Lett. 32, 332–333 (1996).
[Crossref]

Nilsson, J.

Offerhaus, H. L.

Paschotta, R.

Pelayo, J.

J. M. Subías, J. Pelayo, F. Villuendas, C. D. Heras, and E. Pellejer, “Very high resolution optical spectrometry by stimulated brillouin scattering,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 17, 855–857 (2005).
[Crossref]

Pellejer, E.

J. M. Subías, J. Pelayo, F. Villuendas, C. D. Heras, and E. Pellejer, “Very high resolution optical spectrometry by stimulated brillouin scattering,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 17, 855–857 (2005).
[Crossref]

Pérez-Millán, P.

Philippov, V. N.

V. N. Philippov, A. V. Kiryanov, and S. Unger, “Advanced configuration of erbium fiber passively Q-switched laser with Co2+:ZnSe crystal as saturable absorber,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 16, 57–59 (2004).
[Crossref]

Razdobreev, I.

A. Fotiadi, A. Kurkov, and I. Razdobreev, “All-fiber passively Q-switched Yterbium laser,” CLEO/ Europe-EQEC 2005, Technical Digest, CJ2-3, Munich, Germany (2005).

Richardson, D. J.

Russell, P. St. J.

P. St. J. Russell and W. F. Liu, “Acousto-optic superlattice modulation in fiber Bragg gratings,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A. 17, 1421–1429, (2000).
[Crossref]

W. F. Liu, P. St. J. Russell, and L. Dong, “Acousto-optic superlattice modulator using a fiber Bragg grating,” Opt. Lett. 22, 1515–1517 (1997).
[Crossref]

Russo, N. A.

N. A. Russo, R. Duchowicz, J. Mora, J. L. Cruz, and M. V. Andrés, “High-efficiency Q-switched erbium fiber laser using a Bragg grating-based modulator,” Opt. Commun. 210, 361–366 (2002).
[Crossref]

Russo, N.A.

D. Zalvidea, N.A. Russo, R. Duchowicz, M. Delgado-Pinar, A. Díez, J.L. Cruz, and M.V. Andrés, “High-repetition rate acoustic-induced Q-switched all-fiber laser,“ Opt. Commun. 244, 315–319 (2005).
[Crossref]

Shaw, H. J.

H. E. Engan, B. Y. Kim, J. N. Blake, and H. J. Shaw, “Propagation and optical interaction of guided acoustic waves in two-mode optical fibers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 428–436 (1988).
[Crossref]

Shepherd, D. P.

Simpson, J. R.

Subías, J. M.

J. M. Subías, J. Pelayo, F. Villuendas, C. D. Heras, and E. Pellejer, “Very high resolution optical spectrometry by stimulated brillouin scattering,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 17, 855–857 (2005).
[Crossref]

Turner, P. W.

Unger, S.

V. N. Philippov, A. V. Kiryanov, and S. Unger, “Advanced configuration of erbium fiber passively Q-switched laser with Co2+:ZnSe crystal as saturable absorber,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 16, 57–59 (2004).
[Crossref]

Villuendas, F.

J. M. Subías, J. Pelayo, F. Villuendas, C. D. Heras, and E. Pellejer, “Very high resolution optical spectrometry by stimulated brillouin scattering,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 17, 855–857 (2005).
[Crossref]

Yang, C. C.

D. W. Huang, W. F. Liu, and C. C. Yang, “Q-switched all-fiber laser with an acoustically modulated fiber attenuator,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 12, 1153–1155 (2000).
[Crossref]

Zalvidea, D.

D. Zalvidea, N.A. Russo, R. Duchowicz, M. Delgado-Pinar, A. Díez, J.L. Cruz, and M.V. Andrés, “High-repetition rate acoustic-induced Q-switched all-fiber laser,“ Opt. Commun. 244, 315–319 (2005).
[Crossref]

P. Pérez-Millán, A. Díez, M. V. Andrés, D. Zalvidea, and R. Duchowicz, “Q-switched all-fiber laser based on magnetostriction modulation of a Bragg grating,” Opt. Express 13, 5046–5051 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Electron. Lett. (2)

H. H. Kee, G. P. Lees, and T. P. Newson, “Narrow linewidth CW and Q-switched erbium-doped fibre loop laser,” Electron. Lett. 34, 1318–1319 (1998).
[Crossref]

G. P. Lees and T. P. Newson, “Diode pumped high power simultaneously Q-switch and self-mode-locked erbium doped fiber laser,” Electron. Lett. 32, 332–333 (1996).
[Crossref]

IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. (4)

J. M. Subías, J. Pelayo, F. Villuendas, C. D. Heras, and E. Pellejer, “Very high resolution optical spectrometry by stimulated brillouin scattering,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 17, 855–857 (2005).
[Crossref]

M. Delgado-Pinar, J. Mora, A. Díez, J. L. Cruz, and M. V. Andrés, “Wavelength-switchable fiber laser using acoustic waves,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 17, 552–554 (2005).
[Crossref]

V. N. Philippov, A. V. Kiryanov, and S. Unger, “Advanced configuration of erbium fiber passively Q-switched laser with Co2+:ZnSe crystal as saturable absorber,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 16, 57–59 (2004).
[Crossref]

D. W. Huang, W. F. Liu, and C. C. Yang, “Q-switched all-fiber laser with an acoustically modulated fiber attenuator,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 12, 1153–1155 (2000).
[Crossref]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

H. E. Engan, B. Y. Kim, J. N. Blake, and H. J. Shaw, “Propagation and optical interaction of guided acoustic waves in two-mode optical fibers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 428–436 (1988).
[Crossref]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A. (1)

P. St. J. Russell and W. F. Liu, “Acousto-optic superlattice modulation in fiber Bragg gratings,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A. 17, 1421–1429, (2000).
[Crossref]

Opt. Commun. (2)

D. Zalvidea, N.A. Russo, R. Duchowicz, M. Delgado-Pinar, A. Díez, J.L. Cruz, and M.V. Andrés, “High-repetition rate acoustic-induced Q-switched all-fiber laser,“ Opt. Commun. 244, 315–319 (2005).
[Crossref]

N. A. Russo, R. Duchowicz, J. Mora, J. L. Cruz, and M. V. Andrés, “High-efficiency Q-switched erbium fiber laser using a Bragg grating-based modulator,” Opt. Commun. 210, 361–366 (2002).
[Crossref]

Opt. Eng. (1)

A. Chandonnet and G. Larose, “High-power Q-switched erbium fiber laser using an all-fiber intensity modulator,” Opt. Eng. 32, 2031–2035 (1993).
[Crossref]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Other (1)

A. Fotiadi, A. Kurkov, and I. Razdobreev, “All-fiber passively Q-switched Yterbium laser,” CLEO/ Europe-EQEC 2005, Technical Digest, CJ2-3, Munich, Germany (2005).

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The Bragg grating-based acousto-optic modulator.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Reflection spectra for three different frequencies of the RF-signal and amplitudes (from top to bottom) of 4, 13 and 38 V. (b) Reflection spectra for three voltage amplitudes of the RF signal and a fixed frequency of 1.017 MHz. (c) Wavelength shift from the Bragg condition of the first-, second- and third-order sidebands, as a function of frequency. (d) Peak reflectivity of the central band (black) and first- (red), second- (blue) and third-order (green) sideband as a function of the RF voltage amplitude applied to the piezoelectric. The scale of vertical axis in (a) and (b) is linear.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Time response of the BG-AOM. (top) RF electric signal applied to the piezoelectric disk and (bottom) the optical signal reflected by one of the sidebands of the modulator.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

The Q-switched all-fiber laser arrangement.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Laser emission spectra for three frequencies of the acoustic wave (blue). Spectrum when the RF generator was off and the output grating was tuned as in 1 MHz (red). The pump power in all cases was 180 mW. Inset: emission spectrum measured with resolution of 0.08 pm.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

(a) Laser output when operating at 20 kHz (black). Rectangular electric signal used to modulate the RF signal (red). (b) Typical pulse shape, showing self-mode-locking

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

(a) Peak power and pulse width as a function of pump power. Repetition rate 1 kHz. (b) Peak power and pulse width as a function of repetition rate. Pump power 180 mW.

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