Abstract

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 ~12 ns duration are obtained with 400 mW pump power at 100 Hz.

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2008 (3)

2007 (3)

F.-W. Sheu and J.-J. Kang, “All-fiber actively Q-switched fiber laser tuned by a pair of temperature controlled fiber Bragg gratings,” Opt. Commun. 278(1), 132–137 (2007).
[CrossRef]

C. Cuadrado-Laborde, M. Delgado-Pinar, S. Torres-Peiró, A. Díez, and M. V. Andrés, “Q-switched all-fiber laser using a fibre-optic resonant acousto-optic modulator,” Opt. Commun. 274(2), 407–411 (2007).
[CrossRef]

H. Knape and W. Margulis, “All-fiber polarization switch,” Opt. Lett. 32(6), 614–616 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2006 (3)

P. Dupriez, A. Piper, A. Malinowski, J. K. Sahu, M. Ibsen, B. C. Thomsen, Y. Jeong, L. M. B. Hickey, M. N. Zervas, J. Nilsson, and D. J. Richardson, “High average power, high repetition rate, picosecond pulsed fiber master oscillator power amplifier source seeded by a gain-switched laser diode at 1060 nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(9), 1013–1015 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. Delgado-Pinar, D. Zalvidea, A. Díez, P. Pérez-Millan, and M. V. Andrés, “Q-switching of an all-fiber laser by acousto-optic modulation of a fiber Bragg grating,” Opt. Express 14(3), 1106–1112 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Kieu and M. Mansuripur, “Active Q switching of a fiber laser with a microsphere resonator,” Opt. Lett. 31(24), 3568–3570 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2005 (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(1-6), 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(13), 5046–5051 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2002 (1)

N. A. Russo, R. Duchowicz, J. Mora, J. L. Cruz, and M. V. Andrés, “High-efficient Q-switched erbium fiber laser using a Bragg grating-based modulator,” Opt. Commun. 210(3-6), 361–366 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

A. A. Fotiadi, O. Deparis, R. Kiyan, S. Chernikov, and A. Ikiades, “Dynamics of passive Q-switching in SBS/Er fiber laser at low pump power,” Proc. SPIE 4354, 125–134 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

D.-W. Huang, W.-F. Liu, and C. C. Yang, “Q-switched all-fiber laser with an acoustically modulated fiber attenuator,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12(9), 1153–1155 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999 (3)

C. C. Renaud, R. J. Selvas-Aguilar, J. Nilsson, P. W. Turner, and A. B. Grudinin, “Compact high-energy Q-switched cladding-pumped fiber laser with a tuning range over 40 nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11(8), 976–978 (1999).
[CrossRef]

P. Petropoulos, H. L. Offerhaus, D. J. Richardson, S. Dhanjal, and N. I. Zheludev, “Passive Q-switching of fiber lasers using a broadband liquefying gallium mirror,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 74(24), 3619–3621 (1999).
[CrossRef]

R. Paschotta, R. Häring, E. Gini, H. Melchior, U. Keller, H. L. Offerhaus, and D. J. Richardson, “Passively Q-switched 0.1-mJ fiber laser system at 1.53 mum,” Opt. Lett. 24(6), 388–390 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1997 (1)

1996 (1)

A. Gusarov, N. H. Ky, H. G. Limberger, R. P. Salathe, and G. R. Fox, “High-performance optical phase modulation using piezoelectric ZnO-coated standard telecommunication fiber,” J. Lightwave Technol. 14(12), 2771–2777 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1993 (1)

A. Chandonnet and G. Larose, “High-power Q-switched erbium fiber laser using an all-fiber intensity modulator,” Opt. Eng. 32(9), 2031–2035 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Andrés, M. V.

C. Cuadrado-Laborde, A. Díez, J. L. Cruz, and M. V. Andrés, “Doubly active Q switching and mode locking of an all-fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 34(18), 2709–2711 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. V. Andrés, J. L. Cruz, A. Díez, P. Pérez-Millán, and M. Delgado-Pinar, “Actively Q-switched all-fiber lasers,” Laser Phys. Lett. 5(2), 93–99 (2008).
[CrossRef]

C. Cuadrado-Laborde, M. Delgado-Pinar, S. Torres-Peiró, A. Díez, and M. V. Andrés, “Q-switched all-fiber laser using a fibre-optic resonant acousto-optic modulator,” Opt. Commun. 274(2), 407–411 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. Delgado-Pinar, D. Zalvidea, A. Díez, P. Pérez-Millan, and M. V. Andrés, “Q-switching of an all-fiber laser by acousto-optic modulation of a fiber Bragg grating,” Opt. Express 14(3), 1106–1112 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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(1-6), 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(13), 5046–5051 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. A. Russo, R. Duchowicz, J. Mora, J. L. Cruz, and M. V. Andrés, “High-efficient Q-switched erbium fiber laser using a Bragg grating-based modulator,” Opt. Commun. 210(3-6), 361–366 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Cai, H.

Chandonnet, A.

A. Chandonnet and G. Larose, “High-power Q-switched erbium fiber laser using an all-fiber intensity modulator,” Opt. Eng. 32(9), 2031–2035 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Cheng, X. P.

Chernikov, S.

A. A. Fotiadi, O. Deparis, R. Kiyan, S. Chernikov, and A. Ikiades, “Dynamics of passive Q-switching in SBS/Er fiber laser at low pump power,” Proc. SPIE 4354, 125–134 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Chernikov, S. V.

Cruz, J. L.

C. Cuadrado-Laborde, A. Díez, J. L. Cruz, and M. V. Andrés, “Doubly active Q switching and mode locking of an all-fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 34(18), 2709–2711 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. V. Andrés, J. L. Cruz, A. Díez, P. Pérez-Millán, and M. Delgado-Pinar, “Actively Q-switched all-fiber lasers,” Laser Phys. Lett. 5(2), 93–99 (2008).
[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(1-6), 315–319 (2005).
[CrossRef]

N. A. Russo, R. Duchowicz, J. Mora, J. L. Cruz, and M. V. Andrés, “High-efficient Q-switched erbium fiber laser using a Bragg grating-based modulator,” Opt. Commun. 210(3-6), 361–366 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Cuadrado-Laborde, C.

C. Cuadrado-Laborde, A. Díez, J. L. Cruz, and M. V. Andrés, “Doubly active Q switching and mode locking of an all-fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 34(18), 2709–2711 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Cuadrado-Laborde, M. Delgado-Pinar, S. Torres-Peiró, A. Díez, and M. V. Andrés, “Q-switched all-fiber laser using a fibre-optic resonant acousto-optic modulator,” Opt. Commun. 274(2), 407–411 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Delgado-Pinar, M.

M. V. Andrés, J. L. Cruz, A. Díez, P. Pérez-Millán, and M. Delgado-Pinar, “Actively Q-switched all-fiber lasers,” Laser Phys. Lett. 5(2), 93–99 (2008).
[CrossRef]

C. Cuadrado-Laborde, M. Delgado-Pinar, S. Torres-Peiró, A. Díez, and M. V. Andrés, “Q-switched all-fiber laser using a fibre-optic resonant acousto-optic modulator,” Opt. Commun. 274(2), 407–411 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. Delgado-Pinar, D. Zalvidea, A. Díez, P. Pérez-Millan, and M. V. Andrés, “Q-switching of an all-fiber laser by acousto-optic modulation of a fiber Bragg grating,” Opt. Express 14(3), 1106–1112 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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(1-6), 315–319 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Deparis, O.

A. A. Fotiadi, O. Deparis, R. Kiyan, S. Chernikov, and A. Ikiades, “Dynamics of passive Q-switching in SBS/Er fiber laser at low pump power,” Proc. SPIE 4354, 125–134 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Dhanjal, S.

P. Petropoulos, H. L. Offerhaus, D. J. Richardson, S. Dhanjal, and N. I. Zheludev, “Passive Q-switching of fiber lasers using a broadband liquefying gallium mirror,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 74(24), 3619–3621 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Díez, A.

C. Cuadrado-Laborde, A. Díez, J. L. Cruz, and M. V. Andrés, “Doubly active Q switching and mode locking of an all-fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 34(18), 2709–2711 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. V. Andrés, J. L. Cruz, A. Díez, P. Pérez-Millán, and M. Delgado-Pinar, “Actively Q-switched all-fiber lasers,” Laser Phys. Lett. 5(2), 93–99 (2008).
[CrossRef]

C. Cuadrado-Laborde, M. Delgado-Pinar, S. Torres-Peiró, A. Díez, and M. V. Andrés, “Q-switched all-fiber laser using a fibre-optic resonant acousto-optic modulator,” Opt. Commun. 274(2), 407–411 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. Delgado-Pinar, D. Zalvidea, A. Díez, P. Pérez-Millan, and M. V. Andrés, “Q-switching of an all-fiber laser by acousto-optic modulation of a fiber Bragg grating,” Opt. Express 14(3), 1106–1112 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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(1-6), 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(13), 5046–5051 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Duchowicz, R.

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(13), 5046–5051 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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(1-6), 315–319 (2005).
[CrossRef]

N. A. Russo, R. Duchowicz, J. Mora, J. L. Cruz, and M. V. Andrés, “High-efficient Q-switched erbium fiber laser using a Bragg grating-based modulator,” Opt. Commun. 210(3-6), 361–366 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Dupriez, P.

P. Dupriez, A. Piper, A. Malinowski, J. K. Sahu, M. Ibsen, B. C. Thomsen, Y. Jeong, L. M. B. Hickey, M. N. Zervas, J. Nilsson, and D. J. Richardson, “High average power, high repetition rate, picosecond pulsed fiber master oscillator power amplifier source seeded by a gain-switched laser diode at 1060 nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(9), 1013–1015 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Fang, Y.-C.

Fang, Z.

Fotiadi, A. A.

A. A. Fotiadi, O. Deparis, R. Kiyan, S. Chernikov, and A. Ikiades, “Dynamics of passive Q-switching in SBS/Er fiber laser at low pump power,” Proc. SPIE 4354, 125–134 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Fox, G. R.

A. Gusarov, N. H. Ky, H. G. Limberger, R. P. Salathe, and G. R. Fox, “High-performance optical phase modulation using piezoelectric ZnO-coated standard telecommunication fiber,” J. Lightwave Technol. 14(12), 2771–2777 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Gapontsev, V. P.

Gini, E.

Grudinin, A. B.

C. C. Renaud, R. J. Selvas-Aguilar, J. Nilsson, P. W. Turner, and A. B. Grudinin, “Compact high-energy Q-switched cladding-pumped fiber laser with a tuning range over 40 nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11(8), 976–978 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Guina, M.

Gusarov, A.

A. Gusarov, N. H. Ky, H. G. Limberger, R. P. Salathe, and G. R. Fox, “High-performance optical phase modulation using piezoelectric ZnO-coated standard telecommunication fiber,” J. Lightwave Technol. 14(12), 2771–2777 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Häring, R.

Hickey, L. M. B.

P. Dupriez, A. Piper, A. Malinowski, J. K. Sahu, M. Ibsen, B. C. Thomsen, Y. Jeong, L. M. B. Hickey, M. N. Zervas, J. Nilsson, and D. J. Richardson, “High average power, high repetition rate, picosecond pulsed fiber master oscillator power amplifier source seeded by a gain-switched laser diode at 1060 nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(9), 1013–1015 (2006).
[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 Photon. Technol. Lett. 12(9), 1153–1155 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Ibsen, M.

P. Dupriez, A. Piper, A. Malinowski, J. K. Sahu, M. Ibsen, B. C. Thomsen, Y. Jeong, L. M. B. Hickey, M. N. Zervas, J. Nilsson, and D. J. Richardson, “High average power, high repetition rate, picosecond pulsed fiber master oscillator power amplifier source seeded by a gain-switched laser diode at 1060 nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(9), 1013–1015 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Ikiades, A.

A. A. Fotiadi, O. Deparis, R. Kiyan, S. Chernikov, and A. Ikiades, “Dynamics of passive Q-switching in SBS/Er fiber laser at low pump power,” Proc. SPIE 4354, 125–134 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Jackson, S. D.

Jeong, Y.

P. Dupriez, A. Piper, A. Malinowski, J. K. Sahu, M. Ibsen, B. C. Thomsen, Y. Jeong, L. M. B. Hickey, M. N. Zervas, J. Nilsson, and D. J. Richardson, “High average power, high repetition rate, picosecond pulsed fiber master oscillator power amplifier source seeded by a gain-switched laser diode at 1060 nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(9), 1013–1015 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Kang, J.-J.

F.-W. Sheu and J.-J. Kang, “All-fiber actively Q-switched fiber laser tuned by a pair of temperature controlled fiber Bragg gratings,” Opt. Commun. 278(1), 132–137 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Keller, U.

Kieu, K.

Kivistö, S.

Kiyan, R.

A. A. Fotiadi, O. Deparis, R. Kiyan, S. Chernikov, and A. Ikiades, “Dynamics of passive Q-switching in SBS/Er fiber laser at low pump power,” Proc. SPIE 4354, 125–134 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Knape, H.

Koch, R.

Koskinen, R.

Ky, N. H.

A. Gusarov, N. H. Ky, H. G. Limberger, R. P. Salathe, and G. R. Fox, “High-performance optical phase modulation using piezoelectric ZnO-coated standard telecommunication fiber,” J. Lightwave Technol. 14(12), 2771–2777 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Larose, G.

A. Chandonnet and G. Larose, “High-power Q-switched erbium fiber laser using an all-fiber intensity modulator,” Opt. Eng. 32(9), 2031–2035 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Laurell, F.

Lee, Z.-C.

Limberger, H. G.

A. Gusarov, N. H. Ky, H. G. Limberger, R. P. Salathe, and G. R. Fox, “High-performance optical phase modulation using piezoelectric ZnO-coated standard telecommunication fiber,” J. Lightwave Technol. 14(12), 2771–2777 (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 Photon. Technol. Lett. 12(9), 1153–1155 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Malinowski, A.

P. Dupriez, A. Piper, A. Malinowski, J. K. Sahu, M. Ibsen, B. C. Thomsen, Y. Jeong, L. M. B. Hickey, M. N. Zervas, J. Nilsson, and D. J. Richardson, “High average power, high repetition rate, picosecond pulsed fiber master oscillator power amplifier source seeded by a gain-switched laser diode at 1060 nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(9), 1013–1015 (2006).
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Mansuripur, M.

Margulis, W.

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Meng, L.

Mora, J.

N. A. Russo, R. Duchowicz, J. Mora, J. L. Cruz, and M. V. Andrés, “High-efficient Q-switched erbium fiber laser using a Bragg grating-based modulator,” Opt. Commun. 210(3-6), 361–366 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Nilsson, J.

P. Dupriez, A. Piper, A. Malinowski, J. K. Sahu, M. Ibsen, B. C. Thomsen, Y. Jeong, L. M. B. Hickey, M. N. Zervas, J. Nilsson, and D. J. Richardson, “High average power, high repetition rate, picosecond pulsed fiber master oscillator power amplifier source seeded by a gain-switched laser diode at 1060 nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(9), 1013–1015 (2006).
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C. C. Renaud, R. J. Selvas-Aguilar, J. Nilsson, P. W. Turner, and A. B. Grudinin, “Compact high-energy Q-switched cladding-pumped fiber laser with a tuning range over 40 nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11(8), 976–978 (1999).
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R. Paschotta, R. Häring, E. Gini, H. Melchior, U. Keller, H. L. Offerhaus, and D. J. Richardson, “Passively Q-switched 0.1-mJ fiber laser system at 1.53 mum,” Opt. Lett. 24(6), 388–390 (1999).
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P. Petropoulos, H. L. Offerhaus, D. J. Richardson, S. Dhanjal, and N. I. Zheludev, “Passive Q-switching of fiber lasers using a broadband liquefying gallium mirror,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 74(24), 3619–3621 (1999).
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Okhotnikov, O. G.

Paajaste, J.

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Paschotta, R.

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Pérez-Millán, P.

M. V. Andrés, J. L. Cruz, A. Díez, P. Pérez-Millán, and M. Delgado-Pinar, “Actively Q-switched all-fiber lasers,” Laser Phys. Lett. 5(2), 93–99 (2008).
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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(13), 5046–5051 (2005).
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P. Petropoulos, H. L. Offerhaus, D. J. Richardson, S. Dhanjal, and N. I. Zheludev, “Passive Q-switching of fiber lasers using a broadband liquefying gallium mirror,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 74(24), 3619–3621 (1999).
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Piper, A.

P. Dupriez, A. Piper, A. Malinowski, J. K. Sahu, M. Ibsen, B. C. Thomsen, Y. Jeong, L. M. B. Hickey, M. N. Zervas, J. Nilsson, and D. J. Richardson, “High average power, high repetition rate, picosecond pulsed fiber master oscillator power amplifier source seeded by a gain-switched laser diode at 1060 nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(9), 1013–1015 (2006).
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Qu, R.

Renaud, C. C.

C. C. Renaud, R. J. Selvas-Aguilar, J. Nilsson, P. W. Turner, and A. B. Grudinin, “Compact high-energy Q-switched cladding-pumped fiber laser with a tuning range over 40 nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11(8), 976–978 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Richardson, D. J.

P. Dupriez, A. Piper, A. Malinowski, J. K. Sahu, M. Ibsen, B. C. Thomsen, Y. Jeong, L. M. B. Hickey, M. N. Zervas, J. Nilsson, and D. J. Richardson, “High average power, high repetition rate, picosecond pulsed fiber master oscillator power amplifier source seeded by a gain-switched laser diode at 1060 nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(9), 1013–1015 (2006).
[CrossRef]

P. Petropoulos, H. L. Offerhaus, D. J. Richardson, S. Dhanjal, and N. I. Zheludev, “Passive Q-switching of fiber lasers using a broadband liquefying gallium mirror,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 74(24), 3619–3621 (1999).
[CrossRef]

R. Paschotta, R. Häring, E. Gini, H. Melchior, U. Keller, H. L. Offerhaus, and D. J. Richardson, “Passively Q-switched 0.1-mJ fiber laser system at 1.53 mum,” Opt. Lett. 24(6), 388–390 (1999).
[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(1-6), 315–319 (2005).
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N. A. Russo, R. Duchowicz, J. Mora, J. L. Cruz, and M. V. Andrés, “High-efficient Q-switched erbium fiber laser using a Bragg grating-based modulator,” Opt. Commun. 210(3-6), 361–366 (2002).
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P. Dupriez, A. Piper, A. Malinowski, J. K. Sahu, M. Ibsen, B. C. Thomsen, Y. Jeong, L. M. B. Hickey, M. N. Zervas, J. Nilsson, and D. J. Richardson, “High average power, high repetition rate, picosecond pulsed fiber master oscillator power amplifier source seeded by a gain-switched laser diode at 1060 nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(9), 1013–1015 (2006).
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A. Gusarov, N. H. Ky, H. G. Limberger, R. P. Salathe, and G. R. Fox, “High-performance optical phase modulation using piezoelectric ZnO-coated standard telecommunication fiber,” J. Lightwave Technol. 14(12), 2771–2777 (1996).
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C. C. Renaud, R. J. Selvas-Aguilar, J. Nilsson, P. W. Turner, and A. B. Grudinin, “Compact high-energy Q-switched cladding-pumped fiber laser with a tuning range over 40 nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11(8), 976–978 (1999).
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F.-W. Sheu and J.-J. Kang, “All-fiber actively Q-switched fiber laser tuned by a pair of temperature controlled fiber Bragg gratings,” Opt. Commun. 278(1), 132–137 (2007).
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Tang, M.

Tarasenko, O.

Taylor, J. R.

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P. Dupriez, A. Piper, A. Malinowski, J. K. Sahu, M. Ibsen, B. C. Thomsen, Y. Jeong, L. M. B. Hickey, M. N. Zervas, J. Nilsson, and D. J. Richardson, “High average power, high repetition rate, picosecond pulsed fiber master oscillator power amplifier source seeded by a gain-switched laser diode at 1060 nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(9), 1013–1015 (2006).
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Torres-Peiró, S.

C. Cuadrado-Laborde, M. Delgado-Pinar, S. Torres-Peiró, A. Díez, and M. V. Andrés, “Q-switched all-fiber laser using a fibre-optic resonant acousto-optic modulator,” Opt. Commun. 274(2), 407–411 (2007).
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Tsai, T.-Y.

Tsao, H.-X.

Tse, C. H.

Turner, P. W.

C. C. Renaud, R. J. Selvas-Aguilar, J. Nilsson, P. W. Turner, and A. B. Grudinin, “Compact high-energy Q-switched cladding-pumped fiber laser with a tuning range over 40 nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11(8), 976–978 (1999).
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Wu, R. F.

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 Photon. Technol. Lett. 12(9), 1153–1155 (2000).
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Zalvidea, D.

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P. Dupriez, A. Piper, A. Malinowski, J. K. Sahu, M. Ibsen, B. C. Thomsen, Y. Jeong, L. M. B. Hickey, M. N. Zervas, J. Nilsson, and D. J. Richardson, “High average power, high repetition rate, picosecond pulsed fiber master oscillator power amplifier source seeded by a gain-switched laser diode at 1060 nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(9), 1013–1015 (2006).
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Zhang, J.

Zheludev, N. I.

P. Petropoulos, H. L. Offerhaus, D. J. Richardson, S. Dhanjal, and N. I. Zheludev, “Passive Q-switching of fiber lasers using a broadband liquefying gallium mirror,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 74(24), 3619–3621 (1999).
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P. Petropoulos, H. L. Offerhaus, D. J. Richardson, S. Dhanjal, and N. I. Zheludev, “Passive Q-switching of fiber lasers using a broadband liquefying gallium mirror,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 74(24), 3619–3621 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Cross section of the microstructured fiber used here (SEM picture). (b) Typical optical response of the polarization switch placed between crossed polarizers.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Schematic of the all-fiber actively Q-switched erbium fiber laser setup with a polarization switch based on a four-hole fiber with internal electrodes.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Output power of the Q-switched pulses for a pump power (a) 115 mW and (b) 400 mW. The insets are the corresponding intracavity signals.

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