Abstract

We present what we believe to be the first demonstration of spectral combining of multiple fiber lasers Q-switched by independent micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS). By correlating the actuation of the individual MEMS devices, the associated Q-switched lasers can be operated in either synchronous or asynchronous modes in such a way that their overall combined output may result in high energy emission pulses or in laser emission with higher pulse repetition rate. In a proof-of-principle experiment, we demonstrate the combination of four individual Q-switched lasers (each of them operating at 20 kHz repetition rate) leading to a final laser system generating pulses with a repetition rate of 80 kHz.

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2012

V. Couderc, A. Crunteanu, M. Fabert, F. Doutre, F. El Bassri, D. Pagnoux, and A. Jalocha, “Picosecond pulse generation in a hybrid Q-switched laser source by using a microelectromechanical mirror,” Opt. Express 20(5), 5524–5529 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Gutiérrez-Martínez, J. Santos-Aguilar, M. Santiago-Bernal, A. Morales-Díaz, J. A. Torres-Fórtiz, and J. Meza-Pérez, “Reconfiguring the frequency response of dispersive-channel radio over fiber systems by using fiber photonic filters: application to transmission of multiplexed microwave subcarriers,” Microw. Opt. Technol. Lett. 54(8), 1869–1874 (2012).
[CrossRef]

2011

2009

2008

2007

S. Klingebiel, F. Röser, B. Ortaç, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Spectral beam combining of Yb-doped fiber lasers with high efficiency,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24(8), 1716–1720 (2007).

J. Y. Huang, H. C. Liang, K. W. Su, and Y. F. Chen, “High power passively Q-switched ytterbium fiber laser with Cr4+:YAG as a saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 15(2), 473–479 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Bouyge, A. Crunteanu, D. Sabourdy, P. Blondy, V. Couderc, J. Lhermite, L. Grossard, and A. Barthélemy, “Integration of micro-electro-mechanical deformable mirrors in doped fiber amplifiers,” Microsyst. Technol. 13(11-12), 1607–1613 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Y. Wang and C.-Q. Xu, “Actively Q-switched fiber lasers Switching dynamics and nonlinear processes,” Prog. in Quant. Electron. 31, 131–216 (2007).

2006

A. Crunteanu, D. Bouyge, D. Sabourdy, P. Blondy, V. Couderc, L. Grossard, P. H. Pioger, and A. Barthélémy, “Deformable micro-electro-mechanical mirror integration in a fibre laser Q-switch system,” J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt. 8(7), S347–S351 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005

D. D. Zalvidea, N. A. Russo, R. Duchowicz, M. Delgado-Pinar, A. Diez, 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]

2004

2003

S. J. Augst, A. K. Goyal, R. L. Aggarwal, T. Y. Fan, and A. Sanchez, “Wavelength beam combining of ytterbium fiber lasers,” Opt. Lett. 28(5), 331–333 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. F. El-Sherif and A. K. Terence, “High-energy, high-brightness Q-switched Tm3+-doped fiber laser using an electro-optic modulator,” Opt. Commun. 218(4-6), 337–344 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002

1985

I. P. Alcok, A. C. Tropper, A. I. Ferguson, and D. C. Hanna, “Q-switched operation of a neodymium-doped monomode fibert laser,” Electron. Lett. 272, 84–85 (1985).

Aggarwal, R. L.

Alcok, I. P.

I. P. Alcok, A. C. Tropper, A. I. Ferguson, and D. C. Hanna, “Q-switched operation of a neodymium-doped monomode fibert laser,” Electron. Lett. 272, 84–85 (1985).

Andrés, M. V.

D. D. Zalvidea, N. A. Russo, R. Duchowicz, M. Delgado-Pinar, A. Diez, 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]

Andrusyak, O.

Augst, S. J.

Barthélemy, A.

D. Bouyge, A. Crunteanu, D. Sabourdy, P. Blondy, V. Couderc, J. Lhermite, L. Grossard, and A. Barthélemy, “Integration of micro-electro-mechanical deformable mirrors in doped fiber amplifiers,” Microsyst. Technol. 13(11-12), 1607–1613 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Barthélémy, A.

A. Crunteanu, D. Bouyge, D. Sabourdy, P. Blondy, V. Couderc, L. Grossard, P. H. Pioger, and A. Barthélémy, “Deformable micro-electro-mechanical mirror integration in a fibre laser Q-switch system,” J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt. 8(7), S347–S351 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Blondy, P.

M. Fabert, V. Kermène, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, P. Blondy, and A. Crunteanu, “Actively mode-locked fiber laser using a deformable micromirror,” Opt. Lett. 36(12), 2191–2193 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Fabert, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, V. Kermène, A. Crunteanu, D. Bouyge, and P. Blondy, “Ytterbium-doped fibre laser Q-switched by a cantilever-type micro-mirror,” Opt. Express 16(26), 22064–22071 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Bouyge, A. Crunteanu, D. Sabourdy, P. Blondy, V. Couderc, J. Lhermite, L. Grossard, and A. Barthélemy, “Integration of micro-electro-mechanical deformable mirrors in doped fiber amplifiers,” Microsyst. Technol. 13(11-12), 1607–1613 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. Crunteanu, D. Bouyge, D. Sabourdy, P. Blondy, V. Couderc, L. Grossard, P. H. Pioger, and A. Barthélémy, “Deformable micro-electro-mechanical mirror integration in a fibre laser Q-switch system,” J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt. 8(7), S347–S351 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Bouyge, D.

M. Fabert, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, V. Kermène, A. Crunteanu, D. Bouyge, and P. Blondy, “Ytterbium-doped fibre laser Q-switched by a cantilever-type micro-mirror,” Opt. Express 16(26), 22064–22071 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Bouyge, A. Crunteanu, D. Sabourdy, P. Blondy, V. Couderc, J. Lhermite, L. Grossard, and A. Barthélemy, “Integration of micro-electro-mechanical deformable mirrors in doped fiber amplifiers,” Microsyst. Technol. 13(11-12), 1607–1613 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. Crunteanu, D. Bouyge, D. Sabourdy, P. Blondy, V. Couderc, L. Grossard, P. H. Pioger, and A. Barthélémy, “Deformable micro-electro-mechanical mirror integration in a fibre laser Q-switch system,” J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt. 8(7), S347–S351 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Chardon, A. M.

Chen, Y. F.

Ciapurin, I.

Clarkson, W. A.

Couderc, V.

V. Couderc, A. Crunteanu, M. Fabert, F. Doutre, F. El Bassri, D. Pagnoux, and A. Jalocha, “Picosecond pulse generation in a hybrid Q-switched laser source by using a microelectromechanical mirror,” Opt. Express 20(5), 5524–5529 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Bouyge, A. Crunteanu, D. Sabourdy, P. Blondy, V. Couderc, J. Lhermite, L. Grossard, and A. Barthélemy, “Integration of micro-electro-mechanical deformable mirrors in doped fiber amplifiers,” Microsyst. Technol. 13(11-12), 1607–1613 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. Crunteanu, D. Bouyge, D. Sabourdy, P. Blondy, V. Couderc, L. Grossard, P. H. Pioger, and A. Barthélémy, “Deformable micro-electro-mechanical mirror integration in a fibre laser Q-switch system,” J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt. 8(7), S347–S351 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Crunteanu, A.

V. Couderc, A. Crunteanu, M. Fabert, F. Doutre, F. El Bassri, D. Pagnoux, and A. Jalocha, “Picosecond pulse generation in a hybrid Q-switched laser source by using a microelectromechanical mirror,” Opt. Express 20(5), 5524–5529 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Fabert, V. Kermène, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, P. Blondy, and A. Crunteanu, “Actively mode-locked fiber laser using a deformable micromirror,” Opt. Lett. 36(12), 2191–2193 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Fabert, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, V. Kermène, A. Crunteanu, D. Bouyge, and P. Blondy, “Ytterbium-doped fibre laser Q-switched by a cantilever-type micro-mirror,” Opt. Express 16(26), 22064–22071 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Bouyge, A. Crunteanu, D. Sabourdy, P. Blondy, V. Couderc, J. Lhermite, L. Grossard, and A. Barthélemy, “Integration of micro-electro-mechanical deformable mirrors in doped fiber amplifiers,” Microsyst. Technol. 13(11-12), 1607–1613 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. Crunteanu, D. Bouyge, D. Sabourdy, P. Blondy, V. Couderc, L. Grossard, P. H. Pioger, and A. Barthélémy, “Deformable micro-electro-mechanical mirror integration in a fibre laser Q-switch system,” J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt. 8(7), S347–S351 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Cruz, J. L.

D. D. Zalvidea, N. A. Russo, R. Duchowicz, M. Delgado-Pinar, A. Diez, 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]

Delgado-Pinar, M.

D. D. Zalvidea, N. A. Russo, R. Duchowicz, M. Delgado-Pinar, A. Diez, 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]

Desfarges-Berthelemot, A.

Diez, A.

D. D. Zalvidea, N. A. Russo, R. Duchowicz, M. Delgado-Pinar, A. Diez, 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]

Doutre, F.

Duchowicz, R.

D. D. Zalvidea, N. A. Russo, R. Duchowicz, M. Delgado-Pinar, A. Diez, 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]

Eberhardt, R.

El Bassri, F.

El-Sherif, A. F.

A. F. El-Sherif and A. K. Terence, “High-energy, high-brightness Q-switched Tm3+-doped fiber laser using an electro-optic modulator,” Opt. Commun. 218(4-6), 337–344 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Fabert, M.

Fan, T. Y.

Ferguson, A. I.

I. P. Alcok, A. C. Tropper, A. I. Ferguson, and D. C. Hanna, “Q-switched operation of a neodymium-doped monomode fibert laser,” Electron. Lett. 272, 84–85 (1985).

Girard, S.

Glebov, L.

Goyal, A. K.

Grossard, L.

D. Bouyge, A. Crunteanu, D. Sabourdy, P. Blondy, V. Couderc, J. Lhermite, L. Grossard, and A. Barthélemy, “Integration of micro-electro-mechanical deformable mirrors in doped fiber amplifiers,” Microsyst. Technol. 13(11-12), 1607–1613 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. Crunteanu, D. Bouyge, D. Sabourdy, P. Blondy, V. Couderc, L. Grossard, P. H. Pioger, and A. Barthélémy, “Deformable micro-electro-mechanical mirror integration in a fibre laser Q-switch system,” J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt. 8(7), S347–S351 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Gutiérrez-Martínez, C.

C. Gutiérrez-Martínez, J. Santos-Aguilar, M. Santiago-Bernal, A. Morales-Díaz, J. A. Torres-Fórtiz, and J. Meza-Pérez, “Reconfiguring the frequency response of dispersive-channel radio over fiber systems by using fiber photonic filters: application to transmission of multiplexed microwave subcarriers,” Microw. Opt. Technol. Lett. 54(8), 1869–1874 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Hanna, D. C.

I. P. Alcok, A. C. Tropper, A. I. Ferguson, and D. C. Hanna, “Q-switched operation of a neodymium-doped monomode fibert laser,” Electron. Lett. 272, 84–85 (1985).

Huang, J. Y.

Jalocha, A.

Kermène, V.

Klingebiel, S.

Konieczny, P.

Laroche, M.

Lhermite, J.

D. Bouyge, A. Crunteanu, D. Sabourdy, P. Blondy, V. Couderc, J. Lhermite, L. Grossard, and A. Barthélemy, “Integration of micro-electro-mechanical deformable mirrors in doped fiber amplifiers,” Microsyst. Technol. 13(11-12), 1607–1613 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Liang, H. C.

Limpert, J.

Meza-Pérez, J.

C. Gutiérrez-Martínez, J. Santos-Aguilar, M. Santiago-Bernal, A. Morales-Díaz, J. A. Torres-Fórtiz, and J. Meza-Pérez, “Reconfiguring the frequency response of dispersive-channel radio over fiber systems by using fiber photonic filters: application to transmission of multiplexed microwave subcarriers,” Microw. Opt. Technol. Lett. 54(8), 1869–1874 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Moncorgé, R.

Morales-Díaz, A.

C. Gutiérrez-Martínez, J. Santos-Aguilar, M. Santiago-Bernal, A. Morales-Díaz, J. A. Torres-Fórtiz, and J. Meza-Pérez, “Reconfiguring the frequency response of dispersive-channel radio over fiber systems by using fiber photonic filters: application to transmission of multiplexed microwave subcarriers,” Microw. Opt. Technol. Lett. 54(8), 1869–1874 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Nilsson, J.

Nodop, D.

Ortaç, B.

Pagnoux, D.

Peschel, T.

Pioger, P. H.

A. Crunteanu, D. Bouyge, D. Sabourdy, P. Blondy, V. Couderc, L. Grossard, P. H. Pioger, and A. Barthélémy, “Deformable micro-electro-mechanical mirror integration in a fibre laser Q-switch system,” J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt. 8(7), S347–S351 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Röser, F.

Russo, N. A.

D. D. Zalvidea, N. A. Russo, R. Duchowicz, M. Delgado-Pinar, A. Diez, 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]

Sabourdy, D.

D. Bouyge, A. Crunteanu, D. Sabourdy, P. Blondy, V. Couderc, J. Lhermite, L. Grossard, and A. Barthélemy, “Integration of micro-electro-mechanical deformable mirrors in doped fiber amplifiers,” Microsyst. Technol. 13(11-12), 1607–1613 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. Crunteanu, D. Bouyge, D. Sabourdy, P. Blondy, V. Couderc, L. Grossard, P. H. Pioger, and A. Barthélémy, “Deformable micro-electro-mechanical mirror integration in a fibre laser Q-switch system,” J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt. 8(7), S347–S351 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Sanchez, A.

Santiago-Bernal, M.

C. Gutiérrez-Martínez, J. Santos-Aguilar, M. Santiago-Bernal, A. Morales-Díaz, J. A. Torres-Fórtiz, and J. Meza-Pérez, “Reconfiguring the frequency response of dispersive-channel radio over fiber systems by using fiber photonic filters: application to transmission of multiplexed microwave subcarriers,” Microw. Opt. Technol. Lett. 54(8), 1869–1874 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Santos-Aguilar, J.

C. Gutiérrez-Martínez, J. Santos-Aguilar, M. Santiago-Bernal, A. Morales-Díaz, J. A. Torres-Fórtiz, and J. Meza-Pérez, “Reconfiguring the frequency response of dispersive-channel radio over fiber systems by using fiber photonic filters: application to transmission of multiplexed microwave subcarriers,” Microw. Opt. Technol. Lett. 54(8), 1869–1874 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Schmidt, O.

Schreiber, T.

Sevian, A.

Shepherd, D. P.

Skorczakowski, M.

Smirnov, V.

Su, K. W.

Swiderski, J.

Terence, A. K.

A. F. El-Sherif and A. K. Terence, “High-energy, high-brightness Q-switched Tm3+-doped fiber laser using an electro-optic modulator,” Opt. Commun. 218(4-6), 337–344 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Torres-Fórtiz, J. A.

C. Gutiérrez-Martínez, J. Santos-Aguilar, M. Santiago-Bernal, A. Morales-Díaz, J. A. Torres-Fórtiz, and J. Meza-Pérez, “Reconfiguring the frequency response of dispersive-channel radio over fiber systems by using fiber photonic filters: application to transmission of multiplexed microwave subcarriers,” Microw. Opt. Technol. Lett. 54(8), 1869–1874 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Tropper, A. C.

I. P. Alcok, A. C. Tropper, A. I. Ferguson, and D. C. Hanna, “Q-switched operation of a neodymium-doped monomode fibert laser,” Electron. Lett. 272, 84–85 (1985).

Tünnermann, A.

Venus, G.

Wang, Y.

Y. Wang and C.-Q. Xu, “Actively Q-switched fiber lasers Switching dynamics and nonlinear processes,” Prog. in Quant. Electron. 31, 131–216 (2007).

Wirth, C.

Xu, C.-Q.

Y. Wang and C.-Q. Xu, “Actively Q-switched fiber lasers Switching dynamics and nonlinear processes,” Prog. in Quant. Electron. 31, 131–216 (2007).

Zajac, A.

Zalvidea, D. D.

D. D. Zalvidea, N. A. Russo, R. Duchowicz, M. Delgado-Pinar, A. Diez, 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]

Electron. Lett.

I. P. Alcok, A. C. Tropper, A. I. Ferguson, and D. C. Hanna, “Q-switched operation of a neodymium-doped monomode fibert laser,” Electron. Lett. 272, 84–85 (1985).

J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt.

A. Crunteanu, D. Bouyge, D. Sabourdy, P. Blondy, V. Couderc, L. Grossard, P. H. Pioger, and A. Barthélémy, “Deformable micro-electro-mechanical mirror integration in a fibre laser Q-switch system,” J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt. 8(7), S347–S351 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Microsyst. Technol.

D. Bouyge, A. Crunteanu, D. Sabourdy, P. Blondy, V. Couderc, J. Lhermite, L. Grossard, and A. Barthélemy, “Integration of micro-electro-mechanical deformable mirrors in doped fiber amplifiers,” Microsyst. Technol. 13(11-12), 1607–1613 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Microw. Opt. Technol. Lett.

C. Gutiérrez-Martínez, J. Santos-Aguilar, M. Santiago-Bernal, A. Morales-Díaz, J. A. Torres-Fórtiz, and J. Meza-Pérez, “Reconfiguring the frequency response of dispersive-channel radio over fiber systems by using fiber photonic filters: application to transmission of multiplexed microwave subcarriers,” Microw. Opt. Technol. Lett. 54(8), 1869–1874 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun.

D. D. Zalvidea, N. A. Russo, R. Duchowicz, M. Delgado-Pinar, A. Diez, 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]

A. F. El-Sherif and A. K. Terence, “High-energy, high-brightness Q-switched Tm3+-doped fiber laser using an electro-optic modulator,” Opt. Commun. 218(4-6), 337–344 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Prog. in Quant. Electron.

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Figures (7)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Design and principle of operation of MEMS-type modulators for Q-switching operation.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Scanning electron micrograph image of four pairs of fabricated micro-mirrors.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Schematics of the overall MEMS device used for multiple fiber lasers Q-switching.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Experimental setup and operating principle of the overall laser system obtained by spectral combining of four Q-switched fiber lasers; (b) fiber arrangement within V-grooves for tight alignment with the MEMS micro-mirrors.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(a) Temporal multiplexing of the four Q-switched lasers; in red: the overall laser system output, in black: typical applied voltage to the MEMS micro-mirrors for Q-switching the individual lasers; (b) associated spectral distribution of the overall emission.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

(a) The overall laser system output using the 2x2 synchronization of the four Q-switched lasers (red curve) and typical actuation voltage of one micro-mirror (black curve), (b) associated spectral distribution of the overall emission.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

(a) Laser pulses obtained using perfect synchronization of the individual pulse trains and (b) burst-type emission with monitored time delays between the emitted pulses.

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