26 February 2018 Nanosecond pulse generation from actively Q-switched thulium-doped fiber laser using a high-speed optical switch
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Proceedings Volume 10512, Fiber Lasers XV: Technology and Systems; 105122E (2018) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2289247
Event: SPIE LASE, 2018, San Francisco, California, United States
Abstract
We experimentally demonstrate the use of a high-speed, solid-state optical switch as an efficient Mid-IR Q-switch. The switch could be modulated upto 2.2 MHz and its rising and falling time were measured to be 160 ns and 140 ns, respectively. Using the optical switch, stable actively Q-switched pulses were readily generated from a thulium doped-fiber laser cavity. The minimum pulse width of the pulses was measured to be 160 ns at 100 kHz with the average output power of 0.5 mW.
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Joonhoi Koo, Woojin Shin, "Nanosecond pulse generation from actively Q-switched thulium-doped fiber laser using a high-speed optical switch", Proc. SPIE 10512, Fiber Lasers XV: Technology and Systems, 105122E (26 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2289247; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2289247
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