1 April 1999 Pulsed fiber laser using micro-electro-mechanical mirrors
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Two different types of micromirrors are integrated with a fiber laser to modulate the cavity Q-factor. Both systems operate at frequencies up to 60 kHz and generate a pulse peak power 100 times higher than the continuous emission. We simulate the emitted pulses and find a good agreement with the measured value for the period of relaxation oscillations. The simulations also show the necessity of a shorter rise time of the Q-factor modulation to achieve one single giant and narrow Q-switched pulse.
Yves-Alain Peter, Yves-Alain Peter, Hans Peter Herzig, Hans Peter Herzig, Etienne Rochat, Etienne Rochat, Rene Daendliker, Rene Daendliker, Cornel Marxer, Cornel Marxer, Nico F. de Rooij, Nico F. de Rooij, } "Pulsed fiber laser using micro-electro-mechanical mirrors," Optical Engineering 38(4), (1 April 1999). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.602107 . Submission:

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