Abstract

We demonstrate a passively Q-switched fiber laser system generating pulses with as much as 0.1  mJ of pulse energy at 1.53 μm and a >1kHz repetition rate. These results were achieved with a simple master oscillator–power amplifier scheme with a single pump source, realized with large-mode-area fiber and multiple reflections upon a semiconductor saturable-absorber mirror.

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[CrossRef]

Huang-Zhijian, Sun-Junquiang, and Huang-Dexiu, Proc. SPIE 2889, 34 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1995 (1)

1992 (1)

Asom, M. T.

Aus der Au, J.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Birnbaum, M.

M. B. Camargo, R. D. Stultz, M. Birnbaum, and M. Kokta, Opt. Lett. 20, 339 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. D. Stultz, H. Bruesselbach, D. S. Sumida, M. B. Camargo, and M. Birnbaum, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 1 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), p. 451.

Boyd, G. D.

Braun, B.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[CrossRef]

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D. J. Richardson, P. Britton, and D. Taverner, Electron. Lett. 33, 1955 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Britton, P. E.

Broderick, N. G.

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Camargo, M. B.

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Caplen, J.

Chiu, T. H.

Dong, L.

Ferguson, J. F.

Ferrand, B.

Ph. Thony, B. Ferrand, and E. Molva, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 150.

Fluck, R.

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U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Gini, E.

R. Fluck, R. Häring, R. Paschotta, E. Gini, H. Melchior, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 72, 3273 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Hanna, D. C.

Häring, R.

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[CrossRef]

Hönninger, C.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Huang-Dexiu,

Huang-Zhijian, Sun-Junquiang, and Huang-Dexiu, Proc. SPIE 2889, 34 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Huang-Zhijian,

Huang-Zhijian, Sun-Junquiang, and Huang-Dexiu, Proc. SPIE 2889, 34 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Jung, I. D.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Kärtner, F. X.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Keller, U.

R. Fluck, R. Häring, R. Paschotta, E. Gini, H. Melchior, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 72, 3273 (1998).
[CrossRef]

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[CrossRef]

U. Keller, D. A. B. Miller, G. D. Boyd, T. H. Chiu, J. F. Ferguson, and M. T. Asom, Opt. Lett. 17, 505 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kokta, M.

Kopf, D.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Matuschek, N.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Melchior, H.

R. Fluck, R. Häring, R. Paschotta, E. Gini, H. Melchior, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 72, 3273 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Miller, D. A. B.

Molva, E.

Ph. Thony, B. Ferrand, and E. Molva, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 150.

Offerhaus, H. L.

Paschotta, R.

R. Fluck, R. Häring, R. Paschotta, E. Gini, H. Melchior, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 72, 3273 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Puech, K.

Richardson, D. J.

Ross, G. W.

Sammut, R. A.

Smith, P. G. R.

Stultz, R. D.

M. B. Camargo, R. D. Stultz, M. Birnbaum, and M. Kokta, Opt. Lett. 20, 339 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. D. Stultz, H. Bruesselbach, D. S. Sumida, M. B. Camargo, and M. Birnbaum, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 1 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), p. 451.

Sumida, D. S.

R. D. Stultz, H. Bruesselbach, D. S. Sumida, M. B. Camargo, and M. Birnbaum, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 1 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), p. 451.

Sun-Junquiang,

Huang-Zhijian, Sun-Junquiang, and Huang-Dexiu, Proc. SPIE 2889, 34 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Taverner, D.

Thony, Ph.

Ph. Thony, B. Ferrand, and E. Molva, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 150.

Weingarten, K. J.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

R. Fluck, R. Häring, R. Paschotta, E. Gini, H. Melchior, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 72, 3273 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (1)

D. J. Richardson, P. Britton, and D. Taverner, Electron. Lett. 33, 1955 (1997).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (4)

Proc. SPIE (1)

Huang-Zhijian, Sun-Junquiang, and Huang-Dexiu, Proc. SPIE 2889, 34 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

R. D. Stultz, H. Bruesselbach, D. S. Sumida, M. B. Camargo, and M. Birnbaum, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 1 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), p. 451.

Ph. Thony, B. Ferrand, and E. Molva, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 150.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Setup of a simple Q-switched oscillator, made from a large-mode-area (LMA) fiber and a SESAM. The left fiber end is angle polished, whereas the cleaved right end acts as the output coupler.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Setup of the MOPA configuration, with four bounces per round trip on the SESAM: HR's, highly reflecting mirrors; DM, dichroic mirror; DF, dichroic filter; LMA, large mode area.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Temporal pulse shapes obtained with MOPA configurations. Dashed curve, six bounces on the SESAM, 112μJ pulse energy, with distortions that are due to stimu-lated Brillouin scattering. Solid curve, four bounces on the SESAM, 76μJ pulse energy.

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