High-pulse-energy, actively Q-switched Tm3+, Ho 3+-codoped silica 2 μm fiber laser

Marc Eichhorn*, Stuart D. Jackson

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Abstract

A diode-pumped Q-switched Tm3+,Ho3+-codoped double-clad silica fiber laser is reported providing average powers of up to 12.3 W at 2072.7 nm and stable pulse widths of only 45 ns and repetition rates in the range 10-100 kHz. Instabilities in pulse shape occur at nonoptimum cavity alignment and were found to be linked to the mechanism responsible for self mode locking.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1044-1046
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume33
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2008
Externally publishedYes

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