Abstract

A high-performance AlGaInAs quantum-well saturable absorber is developed for passively Q-switched Er-Yb double-clad fiber lasers at 1560 nm. With an incident pump power of 13.5 W, an average output power of 1.26 W with a pulse repetition rate of 12 kHz is obtained. The maximum peak power is greater than 500 W.

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2007

2006

J. B. Lecourt, G. Martel, M. Guézo, C. Labbé, and S. Loualiche, "Erbium-doped fiber laser passively Q-switched by an InGaAs/InP multiple quantum well saturable absorber," Opt. Commun. 263, 71-83 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Y. Kalisky, O. Kalisky, U. Rachum, G. Boulon, and A. Brenier, "Comparative performance of passively Q-switched diode-pumped Yb:GGG, Yb:YAG and Yb-doped tungstates lasers using Cr4+-doped garnets," Proc. SPIE 6100, 61001K (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005

X. Zhang, A. Brenier, Q. Wang, Z. Wang, J. Chang, P. Li, S. Zhang, S. Ding, and S. Li, "Passive Q-switching characteristics of Yb3+:Gd3Ga5O12 crystal," Opt. Express 13, 7708-7719 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. Nishiyama, C. Caneau, B. Hall, G. Guryanov, M. H. Hu, X. S. Liu, M.-J. Li, R. Bhat, and C. E. Zah, "Long-wavelength vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers on InP with lattice matched AlGaInAs-InP DBR grown by MOCVD," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11, 990-998 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004

V. Philippov, J. Nilsson, W. A. Clarkson, A. Abdolvand, V. E. Kisel, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. I. Konstantinov, and V. I. Levchenko, "Passively Q-switched Er-Yb double clad fiber laser with Cr2+:ZnSe and Co2+:MgAl2O4 as a saturable absorber," Proc. SPIE 5335, 8-15 (2004).
[CrossRef]

V. N. Philippov, A. V. Kir’yanov, and S. Unger, "Advanced configuration of erbium fiber passively Q-switched laser with Co2+:ZnSe crystal as saturable absorber," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 57-59 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2002

2001

Y. F. Chen, Y. P. Lan, and H. L. Chang, "Analytical model for design criteria of passively Q-switched lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37, 462-468 (2001).
[CrossRef]

P. K. Cheo and G. G. King, "Clad-pumped Yb:Er codoped fiber lasers," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 188-190 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Y. F. Chen and S. W. Tsai, "Simultaneous Q-switching and mode-locking in a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4-Cr4+:YAG laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37, 580-586 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000

1999

S. D. Jackson and T. A. King, "Efficient high power operation of a Nd:YAG -pumped Yb:Er-doped silica fiber laser," Opt. Commun. 172, 271-278 (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 ?m," Opt. Lett. 24, 388-390 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1998

1997

X. Zhang, S. Zhao, Q. Wang, Q. Zhang, L. Sun, and S. Zhang, "Optimization of Cr4+-doped saturable absorber Q-switched lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 2286-2294 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1990

1983

K. Alavi, H. Temkin, W. R. Wagner, and A. Y. Cho, "Optically pumped 1.55-?m double heterostructure GaxAlyIn1-x-yAs/AluIn1-uAs lasers grown by molecular beam epitaxy," Appl. Phys. Lett. 42, 254-256 (1983).
[CrossRef]

W. T. Tsang and N. A. Olsson, "New current injection 1.5-?m wavelength GaxAlyIn1-x-yAs/InP double-heterostructure laser grown by molecular beam epitaxy," Appl. Phys. Lett. 42, 922-924 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Abdolvand, A.

V. Philippov, J. Nilsson, W. A. Clarkson, A. Abdolvand, V. E. Kisel, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. I. Konstantinov, and V. I. Levchenko, "Passively Q-switched Er-Yb double clad fiber laser with Cr2+:ZnSe and Co2+:MgAl2O4 as a saturable absorber," Proc. SPIE 5335, 8-15 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Alavi, K.

K. Alavi, H. Temkin, W. R. Wagner, and A. Y. Cho, "Optically pumped 1.55-?m double heterostructure GaxAlyIn1-x-yAs/AluIn1-uAs lasers grown by molecular beam epitaxy," Appl. Phys. Lett. 42, 254-256 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Barr, D. N.

Bhat, R.

N. Nishiyama, C. Caneau, B. Hall, G. Guryanov, M. H. Hu, X. S. Liu, M.-J. Li, R. Bhat, and C. E. Zah, "Long-wavelength vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers on InP with lattice matched AlGaInAs-InP DBR grown by MOCVD," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11, 990-998 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Boulon, G.

Y. Kalisky, O. Kalisky, U. Rachum, G. Boulon, and A. Brenier, "Comparative performance of passively Q-switched diode-pumped Yb:GGG, Yb:YAG and Yb-doped tungstates lasers using Cr4+-doped garnets," Proc. SPIE 6100, 61001K (2006).
[CrossRef]

Brenier, A.

Y. Kalisky, O. Kalisky, U. Rachum, G. Boulon, and A. Brenier, "Comparative performance of passively Q-switched diode-pumped Yb:GGG, Yb:YAG and Yb-doped tungstates lasers using Cr4+-doped garnets," Proc. SPIE 6100, 61001K (2006).
[CrossRef]

X. Zhang, A. Brenier, Q. Wang, Z. Wang, J. Chang, P. Li, S. Zhang, S. Ding, and S. Li, "Passive Q-switching characteristics of Yb3+:Gd3Ga5O12 crystal," Opt. Express 13, 7708-7719 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Caneau, C.

N. Nishiyama, C. Caneau, B. Hall, G. Guryanov, M. H. Hu, X. S. Liu, M.-J. Li, R. Bhat, and C. E. Zah, "Long-wavelength vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers on InP with lattice matched AlGaInAs-InP DBR grown by MOCVD," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11, 990-998 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Caplen, J. E.

Chang, H. L.

Y. F. Chen, Y. P. Lan, and H. L. Chang, "Analytical model for design criteria of passively Q-switched lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37, 462-468 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Chang, J.

Chardon, A. M.

Chen, Y. F.

S. C. Huang, S. C. Liu, A. Li, K. W. Su, Y. F. Chen, and K. F. Huang, "AlGaInAs quantum-well as a saturable absorber in a diode-pumped passively Q-switched solid-state laser," Opt. Lett. 32, 1480-1482 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. F. Chen, Y. P. Lan, and H. L. Chang, "Analytical model for design criteria of passively Q-switched lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37, 462-468 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Y. F. Chen and S. W. Tsai, "Simultaneous Q-switching and mode-locking in a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4-Cr4+:YAG laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37, 580-586 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Cheo, P. K.

P. K. Cheo and G. G. King, "Clad-pumped Yb:Er codoped fiber lasers," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 188-190 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Cho, A. Y.

K. Alavi, H. Temkin, W. R. Wagner, and A. Y. Cho, "Optically pumped 1.55-?m double heterostructure GaxAlyIn1-x-yAs/AluIn1-uAs lasers grown by molecular beam epitaxy," Appl. Phys. Lett. 42, 254-256 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Cho, N. M.

Clarkson, W. A.

V. Philippov, J. Nilsson, W. A. Clarkson, A. Abdolvand, V. E. Kisel, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. I. Konstantinov, and V. I. Levchenko, "Passively Q-switched Er-Yb double clad fiber laser with Cr2+:ZnSe and Co2+:MgAl2O4 as a saturable absorber," Proc. SPIE 5335, 8-15 (2004).
[CrossRef]

M. Laroche, A. M. Chardon, J. Nilsson, D. P. Shepherd, W. A. Clarkson, 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]

Ding, S.

Dong, L.

Gini, E.

Girard, S.

Guézo, M.

J. B. Lecourt, G. Martel, M. Guézo, C. Labbé, and S. Loualiche, "Erbium-doped fiber laser passively Q-switched by an InGaAs/InP multiple quantum well saturable absorber," Opt. Commun. 263, 71-83 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Guryanov, G.

N. Nishiyama, C. Caneau, B. Hall, G. Guryanov, M. H. Hu, X. S. Liu, M.-J. Li, R. Bhat, and C. E. Zah, "Long-wavelength vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers on InP with lattice matched AlGaInAs-InP DBR grown by MOCVD," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11, 990-998 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Hall, B.

N. Nishiyama, C. Caneau, B. Hall, G. Guryanov, M. H. Hu, X. S. Liu, M.-J. Li, R. Bhat, and C. E. Zah, "Long-wavelength vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers on InP with lattice matched AlGaInAs-InP DBR grown by MOCVD," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11, 990-998 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Häring, R.

Hu, M. H.

N. Nishiyama, C. Caneau, B. Hall, G. Guryanov, M. H. Hu, X. S. Liu, M.-J. Li, R. Bhat, and C. E. Zah, "Long-wavelength vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers on InP with lattice matched AlGaInAs-InP DBR grown by MOCVD," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11, 990-998 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Huang, K. F.

Huang, S. C.

Jackson, S. D.

S. D. Jackson and T. A. King, "Efficient high power operation of a Nd:YAG -pumped Yb:Er-doped silica fiber laser," Opt. Commun. 172, 271-278 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Kalisky, O.

Y. Kalisky, O. Kalisky, U. Rachum, G. Boulon, and A. Brenier, "Comparative performance of passively Q-switched diode-pumped Yb:GGG, Yb:YAG and Yb-doped tungstates lasers using Cr4+-doped garnets," Proc. SPIE 6100, 61001K (2006).
[CrossRef]

Kalisky, Y.

Y. Kalisky, O. Kalisky, U. Rachum, G. Boulon, and A. Brenier, "Comparative performance of passively Q-switched diode-pumped Yb:GGG, Yb:YAG and Yb-doped tungstates lasers using Cr4+-doped garnets," Proc. SPIE 6100, 61001K (2006).
[CrossRef]

Keller, U.

King, G. G.

P. K. Cheo and G. G. King, "Clad-pumped Yb:Er codoped fiber lasers," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 188-190 (2001).
[CrossRef]

King, T. A.

S. D. Jackson and T. A. King, "Efficient high power operation of a Nd:YAG -pumped Yb:Er-doped silica fiber laser," Opt. Commun. 172, 271-278 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Kir’yanov, A. V.

V. N. Philippov, A. V. Kir’yanov, and S. Unger, "Advanced configuration of erbium fiber passively Q-switched laser with Co2+:ZnSe crystal as saturable absorber," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 57-59 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kisel, V. E.

V. Philippov, J. Nilsson, W. A. Clarkson, A. Abdolvand, V. E. Kisel, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. I. Konstantinov, and V. I. Levchenko, "Passively Q-switched Er-Yb double clad fiber laser with Cr2+:ZnSe and Co2+:MgAl2O4 as a saturable absorber," Proc. SPIE 5335, 8-15 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Konstantinov, V. I.

V. Philippov, J. Nilsson, W. A. Clarkson, A. Abdolvand, V. E. Kisel, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. I. Konstantinov, and V. I. Levchenko, "Passively Q-switched Er-Yb double clad fiber laser with Cr2+:ZnSe and Co2+:MgAl2O4 as a saturable absorber," Proc. SPIE 5335, 8-15 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kuleshov, N. V.

V. Philippov, J. Nilsson, W. A. Clarkson, A. Abdolvand, V. E. Kisel, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. I. Konstantinov, and V. I. Levchenko, "Passively Q-switched Er-Yb double clad fiber laser with Cr2+:ZnSe and Co2+:MgAl2O4 as a saturable absorber," Proc. SPIE 5335, 8-15 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Labbé, C.

J. B. Lecourt, G. Martel, M. Guézo, C. Labbé, and S. Loualiche, "Erbium-doped fiber laser passively Q-switched by an InGaAs/InP multiple quantum well saturable absorber," Opt. Commun. 263, 71-83 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Lan, Y. P.

Y. F. Chen, Y. P. Lan, and H. L. Chang, "Analytical model for design criteria of passively Q-switched lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37, 462-468 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Laroche, M.

Lecourt, J. B.

J. B. Lecourt, G. Martel, M. Guézo, C. Labbé, and S. Loualiche, "Erbium-doped fiber laser passively Q-switched by an InGaAs/InP multiple quantum well saturable absorber," Opt. Commun. 263, 71-83 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Lei, J. S.

Levchenko, V. I.

V. Philippov, J. Nilsson, W. A. Clarkson, A. Abdolvand, V. E. Kisel, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. I. Konstantinov, and V. I. Levchenko, "Passively Q-switched Er-Yb double clad fiber laser with Cr2+:ZnSe and Co2+:MgAl2O4 as a saturable absorber," Proc. SPIE 5335, 8-15 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Li, A.

Li, M.-J.

N. Nishiyama, C. Caneau, B. Hall, G. Guryanov, M. H. Hu, X. S. Liu, M.-J. Li, R. Bhat, and C. E. Zah, "Long-wavelength vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers on InP with lattice matched AlGaInAs-InP DBR grown by MOCVD," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11, 990-998 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Li, P.

Li, S.

Liu, S. C.

Liu, X. S.

N. Nishiyama, C. Caneau, B. Hall, G. Guryanov, M. H. Hu, X. S. Liu, M.-J. Li, R. Bhat, and C. E. Zah, "Long-wavelength vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers on InP with lattice matched AlGaInAs-InP DBR grown by MOCVD," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11, 990-998 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Loualiche, S.

J. B. Lecourt, G. Martel, M. Guézo, C. Labbé, and S. Loualiche, "Erbium-doped fiber laser passively Q-switched by an InGaAs/InP multiple quantum well saturable absorber," Opt. Commun. 263, 71-83 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Martel, G.

J. B. Lecourt, G. Martel, M. Guézo, C. Labbé, and S. Loualiche, "Erbium-doped fiber laser passively Q-switched by an InGaAs/InP multiple quantum well saturable absorber," Opt. Commun. 263, 71-83 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Melchior, H.

Minelly, J. D.

Moncorgé, R.

Nettleton, J. E.

Nilsson, J.

Nishiyama, N.

N. Nishiyama, C. Caneau, B. Hall, G. Guryanov, M. H. Hu, X. S. Liu, M.-J. Li, R. Bhat, and C. E. Zah, "Long-wavelength vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers on InP with lattice matched AlGaInAs-InP DBR grown by MOCVD," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11, 990-998 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Offerhaus, H. L.

Olsson, N. A.

W. T. Tsang and N. A. Olsson, "New current injection 1.5-?m wavelength GaxAlyIn1-x-yAs/InP double-heterostructure laser grown by molecular beam epitaxy," Appl. Phys. Lett. 42, 922-924 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Paschotta, R.

Payne, D. N.

Philippov, V.

V. Philippov, J. Nilsson, W. A. Clarkson, A. Abdolvand, V. E. Kisel, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. I. Konstantinov, and V. I. Levchenko, "Passively Q-switched Er-Yb double clad fiber laser with Cr2+:ZnSe and Co2+:MgAl2O4 as a saturable absorber," Proc. SPIE 5335, 8-15 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Philippov, V. N.

V. N. Philippov, A. V. Kir’yanov, and S. Unger, "Advanced configuration of erbium fiber passively Q-switched laser with Co2+:ZnSe crystal as saturable absorber," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 57-59 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Po, H.

Rachum, U.

Y. Kalisky, O. Kalisky, U. Rachum, G. Boulon, and A. Brenier, "Comparative performance of passively Q-switched diode-pumped Yb:GGG, Yb:YAG and Yb-doped tungstates lasers using Cr4+-doped garnets," Proc. SPIE 6100, 61001K (2006).
[CrossRef]

Richardson, D. J.

Schilling, B. W.

Shcherbitsky, V. G.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Transmittance spectrum at room temperature for the AR-coated AlGaInAs/InP SESA device.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Schematic of the experimental setup for EYDFL comprising a 7-m Er-Yb codoped fiber and an external feedback cavity with a periodic AlGaInAs QW/barrier structure as a saturable absorber. HR, high reflection; HT, high transmission.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Dependence of the average output power on the incident pump power for the cw and passive Q-switching operations.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Pulse repetition rate and the pulse energy versus the incident pump power.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

(a). Oscilloscope traces of a typical Q-switched envelope., (b) Oscilloscope traces of a train of Q-switched pulses.

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