Q-switched neodymium-doped phosphate glass fibre lasers

Morkel, P.R., Jedrzejewski, K.P. and Taylor, E.R. (1993) Q-switched neodymium-doped phosphate glass fibre lasers. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 29, (7), 2178-2188. (doi:10.1109/3.237492).


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The operation of a short-pulse, Q-switched, neodymium-doped fiber laser operating at 1.054µm is described experimentally and theoretically. The laser is efficiently pumped with a single-stripe AlGaAs laser diode and emits >1kW pulses. It is seen that due to high gain, short pulses with high energy extraction efficiency can be obtained. The feature of broad emission lines associated with rare-earth-doped glasses is exploited to demonstrate tunable, Q-switched operation over a 40 nm tuning range.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0018-9197 (print)
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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 78311
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:58
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78311

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