Abstract

A waveguide-saturable absorber with low propagation loss is fabricated by femtosecond pulses in YAG:Cr4+ crystal. Q-switch operation of a Yb fiber laser with the new saturable absorber having absorption saturation parameters similar to the bulk YAG:Cr4+ crystal is demonstrated.

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[CrossRef]

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G. A. Torchia, A. Rodenas, A. Benayas, E. Cantelar, L. Roso, and D. Jaque, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 111103 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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C. Codemard, K. Yla-Jarkko, J. Singleton, P. W. Turner, L. Godfrey, S.-U. Alam, J. Nilsson, J. Sahu, and A. B. Grudinin, Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 909 (2003).
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A. G. Okhrimchuk and A. V. Shestakov, Phys. Rev. B 61, 988 (2000).
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Alam, S.-U.

C. Codemard, K. Yla-Jarkko, J. Singleton, P. W. Turner, L. Godfrey, S.-U. Alam, J. Nilsson, J. Sahu, and A. B. Grudinin, Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 909 (2003).
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Calmano, T.

J. Siebenmorgen, T. Calmano, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper MB29.

Cantelar, E.

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[CrossRef]

Codemard, C.

C. Codemard, K. Yla-Jarkko, J. Singleton, P. W. Turner, L. Godfrey, S.-U. Alam, J. Nilsson, J. Sahu, and A. B. Grudinin, Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 909 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Dianov, E. M.

Dubov, M.

A. G. Okhrimchuk, V. K. Mezentsev, H. Schmitz, M. Dubov, and I. Bennion, Laser Phys. 19, 1 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Dvoyrin, V. V.

Godfrey, L.

C. Codemard, K. Yla-Jarkko, J. Singleton, P. W. Turner, L. Godfrey, S.-U. Alam, J. Nilsson, J. Sahu, and A. B. Grudinin, Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 909 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Grudinin, A. B.

C. Codemard, K. Yla-Jarkko, J. Singleton, P. W. Turner, L. Godfrey, S.-U. Alam, J. Nilsson, J. Sahu, and A. B. Grudinin, Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 909 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Huber, G.

J. Siebenmorgen, T. Calmano, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper MB29.

Jaque, D.

G. A. Torchia, A. Rodenas, A. Benayas, E. Cantelar, L. Roso, and D. Jaque, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 111103 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Khrushchev, I.

Kurkov, A. S.

A. S. Kurkov, E. M. Sholokhov, and O. I. Medvedkov, Laser Phys. Lett. 6, 135 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Mashinsky, V. M.

Medvedkov, O. I.

A. S. Kurkov, E. M. Sholokhov, and O. I. Medvedkov, Laser Phys. Lett. 6, 135 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Mezentsev, V.

A. G. Okhrimchuk, A. V. Shestakov, V. Mezentsev, and I. Bennion, XIII International Workshop OWTNM-2009, Jena, Germany, p. 71.

A. G. Okhrimchuk, A. V. Shestakov, V. Mezentsev, and I. Bennion, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CJ7.4.

Mezentsev, V. K.

A. G. Okhrimchuk, V. K. Mezentsev, H. Schmitz, M. Dubov, and I. Bennion, Laser Phys. 19, 1 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Mitchell, J.

Nilsson, J.

C. Codemard, K. Yla-Jarkko, J. Singleton, P. W. Turner, L. Godfrey, S.-U. Alam, J. Nilsson, J. Sahu, and A. B. Grudinin, Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 909 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Okhrimchuk, A. G.

A. G. Okhrimchuk, V. K. Mezentsev, H. Schmitz, M. Dubov, and I. Bennion, Laser Phys. 19, 1 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. G. Okhrimchuk, A. V. Shestakov, I. Khrushchev, and J. Mitchell, Opt. Lett. 30, 2248 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. G. Okhrimchuk and A. V. Shestakov, Phys. Rev. B 61, 988 (2000).
[CrossRef]

A. G. Okhrimchuk and A. V. Shestakov, Opt. Mater. 3, 1 (1994).
[CrossRef]

A. G. Okhrimchuk, A. V. Shestakov, V. Mezentsev, and I. Bennion, XIII International Workshop OWTNM-2009, Jena, Germany, p. 71.

A. G. Okhrimchuk, A. V. Shestakov, V. Mezentsev, and I. Bennion, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CJ7.4.

Petermann, K.

J. Siebenmorgen, T. Calmano, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper MB29.

Rodenas, A.

G. A. Torchia, A. Rodenas, A. Benayas, E. Cantelar, L. Roso, and D. Jaque, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 111103 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Roso, L.

G. A. Torchia, A. Rodenas, A. Benayas, E. Cantelar, L. Roso, and D. Jaque, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 111103 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Sahu, J.

C. Codemard, K. Yla-Jarkko, J. Singleton, P. W. Turner, L. Godfrey, S.-U. Alam, J. Nilsson, J. Sahu, and A. B. Grudinin, Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 909 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Schmitz, H.

A. G. Okhrimchuk, V. K. Mezentsev, H. Schmitz, M. Dubov, and I. Bennion, Laser Phys. 19, 1 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Shestakov, A. V.

A. G. Okhrimchuk, A. V. Shestakov, I. Khrushchev, and J. Mitchell, Opt. Lett. 30, 2248 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. G. Okhrimchuk and A. V. Shestakov, Phys. Rev. B 61, 988 (2000).
[CrossRef]

A. G. Okhrimchuk and A. V. Shestakov, Opt. Mater. 3, 1 (1994).
[CrossRef]

A. G. Okhrimchuk, A. V. Shestakov, V. Mezentsev, and I. Bennion, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CJ7.4.

A. G. Okhrimchuk, A. V. Shestakov, V. Mezentsev, and I. Bennion, XIII International Workshop OWTNM-2009, Jena, Germany, p. 71.

Sholokhov, E. M.

A. S. Kurkov, E. M. Sholokhov, and O. I. Medvedkov, Laser Phys. Lett. 6, 135 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Siebenmorgen, J.

J. Siebenmorgen, T. Calmano, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper MB29.

Singleton, J.

C. Codemard, K. Yla-Jarkko, J. Singleton, P. W. Turner, L. Godfrey, S.-U. Alam, J. Nilsson, J. Sahu, and A. B. Grudinin, Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 909 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Torchia, G. A.

G. A. Torchia, A. Rodenas, A. Benayas, E. Cantelar, L. Roso, and D. Jaque, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 111103 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Turner, P. W.

C. Codemard, K. Yla-Jarkko, J. Singleton, P. W. Turner, L. Godfrey, S.-U. Alam, J. Nilsson, J. Sahu, and A. B. Grudinin, Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 909 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Yla-Jarkko, K.

C. Codemard, K. Yla-Jarkko, J. Singleton, P. W. Turner, L. Godfrey, S.-U. Alam, J. Nilsson, J. Sahu, and A. B. Grudinin, Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 909 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

G. A. Torchia, A. Rodenas, A. Benayas, E. Cantelar, L. Roso, and D. Jaque, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 111103 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys. (1)

A. G. Okhrimchuk, V. K. Mezentsev, H. Schmitz, M. Dubov, and I. Bennion, Laser Phys. 19, 1 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys. Lett. (1)

A. S. Kurkov, E. M. Sholokhov, and O. I. Medvedkov, Laser Phys. Lett. 6, 135 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (2)

Opt. Mater. (1)

A. G. Okhrimchuk and A. V. Shestakov, Opt. Mater. 3, 1 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

C. Codemard, K. Yla-Jarkko, J. Singleton, P. W. Turner, L. Godfrey, S.-U. Alam, J. Nilsson, J. Sahu, and A. B. Grudinin, Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 909 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. B (1)

A. G. Okhrimchuk and A. V. Shestakov, Phys. Rev. B 61, 988 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Other (4)

COMSOL Multiphysics, www.comsol.com.

J. Siebenmorgen, T. Calmano, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper MB29.

A. G. Okhrimchuk, A. V. Shestakov, V. Mezentsev, and I. Bennion, XIII International Workshop OWTNM-2009, Jena, Germany, p. 71.

A. G. Okhrimchuk, A. V. Shestakov, V. Mezentsev, and I. Bennion, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CJ7.4.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Microscope picture of the depressed cladding waveguide end.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

WSA transmittance versus input power at 1064 nm for polarizations along crystal axes: [100], triangles—experimental, solid curve—theoretical; [110], circles—experimental, dashed curve—theoretical.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Laser experiment setup.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Traces of a Q-switch pulse recorded by fast (left) and slow photodetectors (right). The negative signal drop after the pulse is due to detector apparatus function.

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T ( P in ) = η coup × T WG ( η coup P in , α prop ) × ( 1 R F ) ,
d P d z = n 3 π ω 2 h ν 2 τ 1 i = 1 3 ln ( 1 + 2 τ 1 σ 0 i P ( z ) π ω 2 h ν ) α prop P ( z ) .

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