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Q-switched neodymium-doped phosphate glass fibre lasers

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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.

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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), pp. 2178-2188. (doi:10.1109/3.237492).

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Published date: 1993

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Local EPrints ID: 78311
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78311
ISSN: 0018-9197
PURE UUID: 9856b948-ea77-4bc7-a9cd-6eb21826e11e

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:25

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Author: P.R. Morkel
Author: K.P. Jedrzejewski
Author: E.R. Taylor

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