Applied Physics B

, Volume 81, Issue 1, pp 19–21 | Cite as

High power Q-switched Yb-doped photonic crystal fiber laser producing sub-10 ns pulses

  • J. Limpert
  • N. Deguil-Robin
  • S. Petit
  • I. Manek-Hönninger
  • F. Salin
  • P. Rigail
  • C. Hönninger
  • E. Mottay
Article

Abstract

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.

PACS

42.55.Wd (Fiber lasers) 42.60.G (Q-switching) 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Limpert
    • 1
  • N. Deguil-Robin
    • 1
  • S. Petit
    • 1
  • I. Manek-Hönninger
    • 1
  • F. Salin
    • 1
  • P. Rigail
    • 2
  • C. Hönninger
    • 2
  • E. Mottay
    • 2
  1. 1.CELIA-PALAUniversité Bordeaux 1TalenceFrance
  2. 2.Amplitude SystemesParc Scientifique Unitec 2TalenceFrance

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