Abstract

A laser-diode-pumped Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser operating in a hybrid Q-switched regime has been demonstrated. With pulsed pump light and stimulated Brillouin scattering of the gain fiber as the Q-switching mechanisms, the laser generated nanosecond pulses with a stable repetition rate. A single-pulse energy of as much as 143.1 µJ with a peak power of 28.6 kW was obtained. Use of an external-cavity diffraction grating in the Littman configuration permitted tuning of the laser wavelength over a 15.7-THz range from 1080 to 1140 nm, and a linewidth of 0.04 nm over the whole tuning range was achieved.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Electron. Lett. (1)

S. V. Chernikov, J. R. Taylor, N. S. Platonov, V. P. Gapontsev, P. J. Nacher, G. Tastevin, M. Leduc, and M. J. Barlow, Electron. Lett. 33, 787 (1997).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

C. C. Renaud, R. J. Selvas-Aguilar, J. Nilsson, P. W. Turner, and A. B. Grudinin, IEEE J. Photon. Technol. Lett. 11, 976 (1999).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

C. C. Renaud, H. L. Offerhaus, and J. A. Alvarez-Chavez, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37, 199 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (3)

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, C. Ozkul, and F. Sanchez, Opt. Commun. 186, 311 (2000).
[CrossRef]

A. Johnstone, W. Lu, J. S. Uppal, and R. G. Haaison, Opt. Commun. 81, 222 (1991).
[CrossRef]

M. Auerbach, D. Wandt, C. Fallnich, H. Welling, and S. Unger, Opt. Commun. 195, 437 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (4)

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the tunable hybrid Q-switched Yb-doped DCF laser.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Typical output pulse train of the laser at a repetition rate of 5 kHz. (b) Detail of the single-pulse shape.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Single SBS pulse energy versus pump pulse energy at a repetition rate of 5 kHz.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Tuning range in the Q-switched regime at a repetition rate of 5 kHz.

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