6 March 2013 Q-switched distributed-Bragg-reflector ytterbium laser
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Abstract
A passively Q-switched distributed-Bragg-reflector laser made in glass integrated optics technology, and operating around 1030 nm, is designed, realized and investigated. The laser is formed by an ion-exchanged single mode waveguide realized in an Ytterbium doped phosphate glass. The Q-switching behavior is obtained by hybridizing a saturable absorber film on the waveguides. This allows the realization of a short and simple laser cavity having both pulsed and a narrow linewidth emission. Its experimental characterization leads to the observation of a stable repetition rate of 12.5 kHz and a stable pulse duration of 9.2 ns FWHM.
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H. Ouslimani, H. Ouslimani, L. Bastard, L. Bastard, J.-E. Broquin, J.-E. Broquin, } "Q-switched distributed-Bragg-reflector ytterbium laser", Proc. SPIE 8627, Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XVII, 86270F (6 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2004361; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2004361
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