High power Q-switched Yb-doped photonic crystal fiber laser producing sub-10 ns pulses
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- Limpert, J., Deguil-Robin, N., Petit, S. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2005) 81: 19. doi:10.1007/s00340-005-1820-7
We report on a Q-switched fiber laser producing pulse durations well below 10 ns by using a short-length ytterbium-doped rod-type photonic crystal fiber as gain medium. At repetition rates up to 100 kHz pulse energies up to 0.5 mJ and average powers in excess of 30 W have been obtained in single-transverse mode beam quality. The compact short pulse laser system possesses further power and energy scaling potential.