Abstract

A diode-pumped Q-switched Tm3+,Ho3+-codoped double-clad silica fiber laser is reported providing average powers of up to 12.3W at 2072.7nm and stable pulse widths of only 45ns and repetition rates in the range 10100kHz. Instabilities in pulse shape occur at nonoptimum cavity alignment and were found to be linked to the mechanism responsible for self mode locking.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the experimental setup.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Measured average output power versus incident pump power at 2017.8 nm . The inset shows the measured average output power at the 100 kHz repetition rate for two different wavelengths.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Incident pump power and the corresponding Q-switched fiber laser output power (open symbols) at the point of deviation from linearity with respect to the repetition rate. The inset shows a cw tunability curve at 50 W incident pump power.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Temporal pulse shape for stable ( 220 μ J ) and unstable ( 200 μ J ) cavity alignment at the 50 kHz repetition rate and 50 W incident pump power. The left inset shows the pulse shape of a 264 μ J pulse with strong mode-locking modulation; the right inset shows an example of a typical output spectrum at 100 kHz .

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