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21 October 2004 High-efficiency acoustic-induced Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser
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Proceedings Volume 5622, 5th Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics and 8th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications; (2004) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.589424
Event: 5th Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics and 8th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications, 2004, Porlamar, Venezuela
Abstract
We report a high efficiency and high repetition rate acoustic-induced Q-switched Er-doped-fiber laser. Two fiber Bragg gratings were used as cavity mirrors, whilst the active Q-Switching was performed by temporally controlling the Q-cavity factor by coupling light from the core mode to cladding modes using flexural acoustic waves. The acousto-optic attenuator was implemented by applying a RF signal to a piezoelectric disc and using an aluminum horn to focus the acoustic wave in a tapered fiber. The RF signal that drives the piezoelectric disc was amplitude modulated with a rectangular wave of variable frequency and duty cycle. Q-switched laser pulses of ~ 1 W peak power, 0.1 - 2 μs pulse width and continuously variable frequency up to 100 kHz, were obtained. The laser efficiency of energy conversion was as high as 20%.
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Nelida A. Russo, S. Noriega, Dobryna Zalvidea, Ricardo Duchowicz, Martina Delgado-Pinar, Antonio Diez, Jose Luis Cruz Munoz, and Miguel V. Andres "High-efficiency acoustic-induced Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser", Proc. SPIE 5622, 5th Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics and 8th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications, (21 October 2004); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.589424
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