Abstract

A cw laser-diode-pumped Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser operating in a hybrid Q-switched regime was demonstrated. The output pulses had a duration as short as 4.2 ns, a tunable wavelength range from 1080.8 to 1142.7 nm, and a linewidth of less than 0.05 nm. Maximum peak power of 175 kW and single-pulse energy of 1.57 mJ were obtained.

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Chen, Z. J.

Chernikov, S. V.

Clarkson, W. A.

J. A. Alvarez-Chavez, H. L. Offerhaus, J. Nilsson, P. W. Turner, W. A. Clarkson, and D. J. Richardson, Opt. Lett. 25, 37 (2000).
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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fallnich, C.

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

Fan, Y. X.

Y. X. Fan, F. Y. Lu, S. L. Hu, K. C. Lu, H. J. Wang, X. Y. Dong, and G. Y. Zhang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 652 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Y. X. Fan, F. Y. Lu, S. L. Hu, K. C. Lu, H. J. Wang, G. Y. Zhang, and X. Y. Dong, Opt. Lett. 28, 537 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gapontsev, V.

V. Gapontsev and W. Krupke, Laser Focus World 38(8), 83 (2002).

Gapontsev, V. P.

Grudinin, A. B.

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

Z. J. Chen, A. B. Grudinin, J. Porta, and J. D. Minelly, Opt. Lett. 23, 454 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Hideur, A.

M. Salhi, A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, G. Martel, and C. Ozkul, Opt. Lett. 27, 1294 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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

Hu, S. L.

Y. X. Fan, F. Y. Lu, S. L. Hu, K. C. Lu, H. J. Wang, X. Y. Dong, and G. Y. Zhang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 652 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Y. X. Fan, F. Y. Lu, S. L. Hu, K. C. Lu, H. J. Wang, G. Y. Zhang, and X. Y. Dong, Opt. Lett. 28, 537 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Krupke, W.

V. Gapontsev and W. Krupke, Laser Focus World 38(8), 83 (2002).

Lu, F. Y.

Y. X. Fan, F. Y. Lu, S. L. Hu, K. C. Lu, H. J. Wang, X. Y. Dong, and G. Y. Zhang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 652 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Y. X. Fan, F. Y. Lu, S. L. Hu, K. C. Lu, H. J. Wang, G. Y. Zhang, and X. Y. Dong, Opt. Lett. 28, 537 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lu, K. C.

Y. X. Fan, F. Y. Lu, S. L. Hu, K. C. Lu, H. J. Wang, G. Y. Zhang, and X. Y. Dong, Opt. Lett. 28, 537 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. X. Fan, F. Y. Lu, S. L. Hu, K. C. Lu, H. J. Wang, X. Y. Dong, and G. Y. Zhang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 652 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Martel, G.

Minelly, J. D.

Nilsson, J.

J. A. Alvarez-Chavez, H. L. Offerhaus, J. Nilsson, P. W. Turner, W. A. Clarkson, and D. J. Richardson, Opt. Lett. 25, 37 (2000).
[CrossRef]

C. C. Renaud, J. A. Alvarez-Chavez, J. K. Sahu, J. Nilsson, D. J. Richardson, and W. A. Clarkson, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Vol. 56 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), p. 219.

Nisson, J.

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

Offerhaus, H. L.

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

J. A. Alvarez-Chavez, H. L. Offerhaus, J. Nilsson, P. W. Turner, W. A. Clarkson, and D. J. Richardson, Opt. Lett. 25, 37 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Ozkul, C.

M. Salhi, A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, G. Martel, and C. Ozkul, Opt. Lett. 27, 1294 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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

Porta, J.

Renaud, C. C.

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

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

C. C. Renaud, J. A. Alvarez-Chavez, J. K. Sahu, J. Nilsson, D. J. Richardson, and W. A. Clarkson, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Vol. 56 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), p. 219.

Richardson, D. J.

J. A. Alvarez-Chavez, H. L. Offerhaus, J. Nilsson, P. W. Turner, W. A. Clarkson, and D. J. Richardson, Opt. Lett. 25, 37 (2000).
[CrossRef]

C. C. Renaud, J. A. Alvarez-Chavez, J. K. Sahu, J. Nilsson, D. J. Richardson, and W. A. Clarkson, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Vol. 56 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), p. 219.

Sahu, J. K.

C. C. Renaud, J. A. Alvarez-Chavez, J. K. Sahu, J. Nilsson, D. J. Richardson, and W. A. Clarkson, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Vol. 56 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), p. 219.

Salhi, M.

Sanchez, F.

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

Selvas-Aguilar, R. J.

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

Taylor, J. R.

Turner, P. W.

J. A. Alvarez-Chavez, H. L. Offerhaus, J. Nilsson, P. W. Turner, W. A. Clarkson, and D. J. Richardson, Opt. Lett. 25, 37 (2000).
[CrossRef]

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

Unger, S.

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

Wandt, D.

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

Wang, H. J.

Y. X. Fan, F. Y. Lu, S. L. Hu, K. C. Lu, H. J. Wang, X. Y. Dong, and G. Y. Zhang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 652 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Y. X. Fan, F. Y. Lu, S. L. Hu, K. C. Lu, H. J. Wang, G. Y. Zhang, and X. Y. Dong, Opt. Lett. 28, 537 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Welling, H.

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

Zhang, G. Y.

Y. X. Fan, F. Y. Lu, S. L. Hu, K. C. Lu, H. J. Wang, X. Y. Dong, and G. Y. Zhang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 652 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Y. X. Fan, F. Y. Lu, S. L. Hu, K. C. Lu, H. J. Wang, G. Y. Zhang, and X. Y. Dong, Opt. Lett. 28, 537 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zhu, Y.

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

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

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (2)

Y. X. Fan, F. Y. Lu, S. L. Hu, K. C. Lu, H. J. Wang, X. Y. Dong, and G. Y. Zhang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 652 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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

Laser Focus World (1)

V. Gapontsev and W. Krupke, Laser Focus World 38(8), 83 (2002).

Opt. Commun. (2)

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

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

Opt. Lett. (5)

Other (1)

C. C. Renaud, J. A. Alvarez-Chavez, J. K. Sahu, J. Nilsson, D. J. Richardson, and W. A. Clarkson, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Vol. 56 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), p. 219.

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Arrangement of the tunable hybrid Q-switched Yb-doped DCF laser: 1, pump laser diode; 2, coupling system; 3, dichroic mirror; 4, Yb-doped DCF; 5, AOM; 6, diffracting grating; 7, high-reflection mirror.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Typical giant pulse shape.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Single-pulse energy and average power versus repetition rate in the hybrid Q-switched regime.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Stable microsecond pulse for pump power of 0.9 W, (b) typical giant pulse for a pump power of 2 W.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Tuning curve at a repetition rate of 650 Hz.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Spectral properties of the laser at 1097.4 nm.

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