Abstract

We report an efficient Q-switched Ho3+Pr3+-doped fluoride fiber laser, producing a peak power of 77 W, with pulse width of 78 ns. A slope efficiency of 20% with respect to the launched pump power was achieved. A TeO2 acousto-optic modulator allowed continuous tunability of the pulse repetition frequency from 40 to 300 kHz.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic of Q-switched Ho3+Pr3+ fiber laser. The AOM ejects the beam from the cavity in the first order to control the feedback from the mirror.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Typical Q-switched Ho3+Pr3+ fiber laser output: a pulse train at a switching rate of 88 kHz. Inset: Single pulse waveform with a FWHM of 83 ns.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Stable pulse operation ranges for a given pump power. Pulse widths increase with increasing repetition rates, before losing stability.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Laser output power with respect to launched pump power, giving an average efficiency of 20%. Inset: Spectrum of Q-switched fiber laser output, centered at 2.867 μm with a FWHM of 9 nm.

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