Abstract

We demonstrate a self-Q-switched, all-fiber, tunable, erbium laser at 1530 nm with high pulse repetition rates of 0.9-10 kHz. Through the use of an auxiliary 10-mW, 1570 nm laser that shortened the relaxation time of erbium, sequentially Q-switched pulses with pulse energies between 4 and 6 μJ and pulse widths of 40 ns were steadily achieved. A peak pulse power of 165 W was obtained.

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2005 (2)

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]

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]

2003 (1)

2002 (1)

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(3-6), 361–366 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2000 (2)

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]

T.-Y. Tsai and M. Birnbaum, “Co2+:ZnS and Co2+:ZnSe Saturable Absorber Q-switches,” J. Appl. Phys. 87(1), 25–29 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

1995 (1)

R. D. Stultz, M. B. Camargo, and M. Birnbaum, “Passive Q-switch at 1.53 µm using divalent uranium ions in calcium fluoride,” J. Appl. Phys. 78(5), 2959–2961 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Adel, P.

Andrés, M. V.

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]

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]

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(3-6), 361–366 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Auerbach, M.

Birnbaum, M.

T.-Y. Tsai and M. Birnbaum, “Co2+:ZnS and Co2+:ZnSe Saturable Absorber Q-switches,” J. Appl. Phys. 87(1), 25–29 (2000).
[CrossRef]

R. D. Stultz, M. B. Camargo, and M. Birnbaum, “Passive Q-switch at 1.53 µm using divalent uranium ions in calcium fluoride,” J. Appl. Phys. 78(5), 2959–2961 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Camargo, M. B.

R. D. Stultz, M. B. Camargo, and M. Birnbaum, “Passive Q-switch at 1.53 µm using divalent uranium ions in calcium fluoride,” J. Appl. Phys. 78(5), 2959–2961 (1995).
[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(1-6), 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(3-6), 361–366 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Delgado-Pinar, M.

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]

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]

Dianov, E. M.

Díez, A.

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]

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-efficiency Q-switched erbium fiber laser using a Bragg grating-based modulator,” Opt. Commun. 210(3-6), 361–366 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Dvoyrin, V. V.

Fallnich, C.

Fang, Y.-C.

Gini, E.

Guina, M.

Häring, R.

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]

Jackson, S. D.

Keller, U.

Kirchhof, J.

Kivistö, S.

Koskinen, R.

Kurkov, A. S.

A. S. Kurkov, E. M. Sholokhov, and O. I. Medvedkov, “All fiber Yb-Ho pulsed laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6(2), 135–138 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Lee, Z.-C.

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]

Mashinsky, V. M.

Medvedkov, O. I.

A. S. Kurkov, E. M. Sholokhov, and O. I. Medvedkov, “All fiber Yb-Ho pulsed laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6(2), 135–138 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Melchior, H.

Mora, J.

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(3-6), 361–366 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Müller, H.-R.

Offerhaus, H. L.

Okhotnikov, O. G.

Paajaste, J.

Paschotta, R.

Pérez-Millan, P.

Pérez-Millán, P.

Richardson, D. J.

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).
[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(3-6), 361–366 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Sholokhov, E. M.

A. S. Kurkov, E. M. Sholokhov, and O. I. Medvedkov, “All fiber Yb-Ho pulsed laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6(2), 135–138 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Stultz, R. D.

R. D. Stultz, M. B. Camargo, and M. Birnbaum, “Passive Q-switch at 1.53 µm using divalent uranium ions in calcium fluoride,” J. Appl. Phys. 78(5), 2959–2961 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Tsai, T.-Y.

Tsao, H.-X.

Unger, S.

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).
[CrossRef]

Zalvidea, D.

Appl. Opt. (1)

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (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]

J. Appl. Phys. (2)

R. D. Stultz, M. B. Camargo, and M. Birnbaum, “Passive Q-switch at 1.53 µm using divalent uranium ions in calcium fluoride,” J. Appl. Phys. 78(5), 2959–2961 (1995).
[CrossRef]

T.-Y. Tsai and M. Birnbaum, “Co2+:ZnS and Co2+:ZnSe Saturable Absorber Q-switches,” J. Appl. Phys. 87(1), 25–29 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys. Lett. (1)

A. S. Kurkov, E. M. Sholokhov, and O. I. Medvedkov, “All fiber Yb-Ho pulsed laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6(2), 135–138 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (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(3-6), 361–366 (2002).
[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]

Opt. Express (5)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (1)

A. A. Fotiadi, A. S. Kurkov, and I. M. Razdobreev, “All-fiber passively Q-switched Ytterbium laser,” 2005 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, p. 515.

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