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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2009 (7)

2008 (3)

2007 (3)

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]

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]

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

2006 (3)

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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(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]

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).
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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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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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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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Okhotnikov, O. G.

Paajaste, J.

Pan, Z.

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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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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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]

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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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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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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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