Abstract

We demonstrate a unique, all-fiber, actively Q-switched laser operating in the 1μm region. The laser is compact, single mode, single frequency, highly polarized, and exhibits high peak power. The laser cavity is constructed without external coupling, utilizing fiber Bragg gratings that permit feedback at only a single polarization. By using a piezoelectric to press the fiber and modulate the fiber birefringence, the cavity is switched between high and low loss states, permitting Q-switching. We demonstrate this Q-switching at repetition rates up to 700KHz.

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2000 (2)

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Cho, N. M

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Cruz, J. L.

P. Pérez-Millán, J. L. Cruz, and M. V. Andrés, Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 011104 (2005).
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Duchowicz, R.

N. Russo, R. Duchowicz, J. Mora, J. Cruz, and M. Andres, Opt. Commun. 210, 361 (2002).
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Gini, E.

Häring, R.

Hu, Y.

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Kaneda, Y.

S. Jiang, Y. Kaneda, C. Spiegelberg, and T. Luo, "Single-frequency narrow linewidth 1μm fiber laser," U.S. patent 6,982,997, (3 January 2006).

Y. Kaneda, C. Spiegelberg, J. Geng, Y. Hu, T. Luo, J. Wang, and S. Jiang, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Vol. 95 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CTHO3.

Keller, U.

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V. N. Filippov, A. V. Kiryanov, and S. Unger, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 57 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Koningstein, J. A.

P. Myslinkski, J. Chrostowski, J. A. Koningstein, and J. R. Simpson, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 28, 371 (1992).
[CrossRef]

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A. Chandonnet and G. Larose, Opt. Eng. 32, 2031 (1993).
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D. Huang, W. Liu, and C. Yang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 1153 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Luo, T.

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Y. Wang, A. Martinez-Rios, and H. Po, Opt. Fiber Technol. 10, 201 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Melchior, H.

Mora, J.

N. Russo, R. Duchowicz, J. Mora, J. Cruz, and M. Andres, Opt. Commun. 210, 361 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Morkel, P.

P. Morkel, K. Jedrzewjewski, and E. Taylor, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 29, 2178 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Myslinkski, P.

P. Myslinkski, J. Chrostowski, J. A. Koningstein, and J. R. Simpson, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 28, 371 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Nilsson, J.

Offerhaus, H. L.

Paschotta, R.

Pérez-Millán, P.

P. Pérez-Millán, J. L. Cruz, and M. V. Andrés, Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 011104 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Po, H.

Y. Wang, A. Martinez-Rios, and H. Po, Opt. Fiber Technol. 10, 201 (2004).
[CrossRef]

L. A. Zenteno, H. Po, and N. M Cho, Opt. Lett. 15, 115 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Richardson, D. J.

Russo, N.

N. Russo, R. Duchowicz, J. Mora, J. Cruz, and M. Andres, Opt. Commun. 210, 361 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Simpson, J. R.

P. Myslinkski, J. Chrostowski, J. A. Koningstein, and J. R. Simpson, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 28, 371 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Spiegelberg, C.

S. Jiang, Y. Kaneda, C. Spiegelberg, and T. Luo, "Single-frequency narrow linewidth 1μm fiber laser," U.S. patent 6,982,997, (3 January 2006).

Y. Kaneda, C. Spiegelberg, J. Geng, Y. Hu, T. Luo, J. Wang, and S. Jiang, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Vol. 95 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CTHO3.

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P. Morkel, K. Jedrzewjewski, and E. Taylor, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 29, 2178 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Taylor, J. R.

Turner, P. W.

Unger, S.

V. N. Filippov, A. V. Kiryanov, and S. Unger, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 57 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Wang, J.

Y. Kaneda, C. Spiegelberg, J. Geng, Y. Hu, T. Luo, J. Wang, and S. Jiang, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Vol. 95 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CTHO3.

Wang, Y.

Y. Wang, A. Martinez-Rios, and H. Po, Opt. Fiber Technol. 10, 201 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Yang, C.

D. Huang, W. Liu, and C. Yang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 1153 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Zenteno, L. A.

Zhao, Y.

Zhu, Y.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

P. Pérez-Millán, J. L. Cruz, and M. V. Andrés, Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 011104 (2005).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (2)

P. Morkel, K. Jedrzewjewski, and E. Taylor, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 29, 2178 (1993).
[CrossRef]

P. Myslinkski, J. Chrostowski, J. A. Koningstein, and J. R. Simpson, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 28, 371 (1992).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (2)

V. N. Filippov, A. V. Kiryanov, and S. Unger, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 57 (2004).
[CrossRef]

D. Huang, W. Liu, and C. Yang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 1153 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

N. Russo, R. Duchowicz, J. Mora, J. Cruz, and M. Andres, Opt. Commun. 210, 361 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Eng. (1)

A. Chandonnet and G. Larose, Opt. Eng. 32, 2031 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Fiber Technol. (1)

Y. Wang, A. Martinez-Rios, and H. Po, Opt. Fiber Technol. 10, 201 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (5)

Other (2)

Y. Kaneda, C. Spiegelberg, J. Geng, Y. Hu, T. Luo, J. Wang, and S. Jiang, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Vol. 95 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CTHO3.

S. Jiang, Y. Kaneda, C. Spiegelberg, and T. Luo, "Single-frequency narrow linewidth 1μm fiber laser," U.S. patent 6,982,997, (3 January 2006).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of actively Q-switched all-fiber laser at 1064 nm . The direction of motion of the piezo is rotated 45 ° from the polarization axis of the PM fiber.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Measured pulse width variation for the Q-switched laser. (a) Variation of pulse width with repetition rate for three different pump powers. Symbols indicate data, while the curves show the quadratic fit. (b) Variation of the pulse width with pump power at five different repetition rates.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Measured peak power variation for the Q-switched laser. (a) Peak power variation with repetition rate (symbols), and accompanying shifted power law fit (curves) for three different pump powers. (b) Peak power shows a consistent increase with pump power.

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P max = P ave t FWHM f RR 2 ln 2 π .

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