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19 February 2009 Novel design of a gain-switched diode-pumped fiber laser
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To realize a completely monolithic, pulsed, fiber laser without free space elements we describe a gain-switched fiber laser pumped with a pulsed diode laser at about 965 nm with more than 30 μJ in a 200 ns pulse. For best beam quality we use a single mode fiber with a 6 μm core diameter. We report lasing of an Yb-doped double-clad fiber at 1080 nm and a pulse energy of about 8 μJ with a variable repetition rate from 1 - 50 kHz. The experimental results are compared with the data of a time resolved simulation and basic analytically derived formulas.
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Martin Giesberts, Jens Geiger, Martin Traub, and Hans-Dieter Hoffmann "Novel design of a gain-switched diode-pumped fiber laser", Proc. SPIE 7195, Fiber Lasers VI: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 71952P (19 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.807721; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.807721
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