Abstract

A diode-pumped, actively Q-switched 2.8μm fiber laser oscillator with an average output power of more than 12W has been realized through the use of a 35μm core erbium-doped ZBLAN fiber and an acousto-optic modulator; to our knowledge, this is the first 3μm pulsed fiber laser in the 10W class. Pulse energy up to 100μJ and pulse duration down to 90ns, corresponding to a peak power of 0.9kW, were achieved at a repetition rate of 120kHz.

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T. Segi, T. Kitabayashi, and T. Sakai, Tech. Rep. IEICE , OFT2004-13, 104, 23 (2004). In Japanese.

T. Segi, K. Shima, T. Sakai, and H. Hosoya, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CThZ5.

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C. Frerichs and T. Tauermann, Electron. Lett. 30, 706(1994).
[CrossRef]

Tokita, S.

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C. Frerichs and U. B. Unrau, Opt. Fiber Technol. 2, 358(1996).
[CrossRef]

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Weber, H. P.

T. Huber, W. Lüthy, H. P. Weber, and D. F. Hochstrasser, Opt. Quantum Electron. 31, 1171 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Zajac, A.

M. Skorczakowski, J. Swiderski, W. Pichola, P. Nyga, A. Zajac, M. Maciejewska, L. Galecki, J. Kasprzak, S. Gross, A. Heinrich, and T. Bragagna, Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 498(2010).
[CrossRef]

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X. Zhu and N. Peyghambarian, Adv. Optoelectron. 2010, 1 (2010).
[CrossRef]

X. Zhu and R. Jain, Opt. Lett. 32, 26 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Adv. Optoelectron. (1)

X. Zhu and N. Peyghambarian, Adv. Optoelectron. 2010, 1 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (2)

S. D. Jackson, Electron. Lett. 45, 830 (2009).
[CrossRef]

C. Frerichs and T. Tauermann, Electron. Lett. 30, 706(1994).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

S. D. Jackson, M. Pollnau, and J. Li, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 47, 471 (2011).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

M. Pollnau and S. D. Jackson, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 7, 30 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys. Lett. (1)

M. Skorczakowski, J. Swiderski, W. Pichola, P. Nyga, A. Zajac, M. Maciejewska, L. Galecki, J. Kasprzak, S. Gross, A. Heinrich, and T. Bragagna, Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 498(2010).
[CrossRef]

Lasers Med. Sci. (1)

J.-L. Boulnois, Lasers Med. Sci. 1, 47 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (2)

B. C. Dickinson, P. S. Golding, M. Pollnau, T. A. King, and S. D. Jackson, Opt. Commun. 191, 315 (2001).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Coleman, T. A. King, D.-K. Ko, and J. Lee, Opt. Commun. 236, 379 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Fiber Technol. (1)

C. Frerichs and U. B. Unrau, Opt. Fiber Technol. 2, 358(1996).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (6)

Opt. Quantum Electron. (1)

T. Huber, W. Lüthy, H. P. Weber, and D. F. Hochstrasser, Opt. Quantum Electron. 31, 1171 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Tech. Rep. IEICE (1)

T. Segi, T. Kitabayashi, and T. Sakai, Tech. Rep. IEICE , OFT2004-13, 104, 23 (2004). In Japanese.

Other (2)

T. Segi, K. Shima, T. Sakai, and H. Hosoya, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CThZ5.

N. J. C. Libatique, J. D. Tafoya, and R. K. Jain, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Technical Digest, Postconference Edition, TOPS Vol.  39 (IEEE, 2000), p. 76.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of actively Q-switched Er-doped ZBLAN fiber laser pumped by a fiber-coupled laser diode.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Typical output pulse train from the Q-switched fiber oscillator at a repetition rate of 120 kHz . Inset: a pulse waveform.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Typical laser spectrum at a repetition rate of 120 kHz .

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Average power, pulse duration, and pulse energy as a function of repetition rate.

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