Abstract

Self-Q-switched operation of the all-fiber laser using erbium and samarium fibers in the cavity is realized experimentally. This passively Q-switched all-fiber laser produces very stable pulses with energy of 142nJ and duration of 450ns. The experimental results were well reproduced by the results obtained through the numerical integration of a rate-equations model.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Self-Q-switched Er-doped fiber laser.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

The average output power as a function of the pump power, (▪) when the pump power is increased, (□) when the pump power is decreased. In solid line, the regression lines which fitted the experimental data.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Single pulse trace (□) for 3.7W pump power and sech2 fit pulse shape (the solid trace).

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

The output spectrum of the laser at pump power of 3.7W. The resolution of the spectrum analyzer Δλ=10pm.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Q-switched pulse train for 3.7W pump power with the solid line for the experimental results and the dashed line for the theoretical results obtained in the same conditions.

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dI(t)dt=κI+(gD+gADA)I+βD,dD(t)dt=(1+Ip+I)D+Ip1,dDA(t)dt=γA(DA+1)CALIDA,

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