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Optical Engineering

Pulsed fiber laser using micro-electro-mechanical mirrors
Author(s): Yves-Alain Peter; Hans Peter Herzig; Etienne Rochat; Rene Daendliker; Cornel Marxer; Nico F. de Rooij
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Paper Abstract

Two different types of micromirrors are integrated with a fiber laser to modulate the cavity Q-factor. Both systems operate at frequencies up to 60 kHz and generate a pulse peak power 100 times higher than the continuous emission. We simulate the emitted pulses and find a good agreement with the measured value for the period of relaxation oscillations. The simulations also show the necessity of a shorter rise time of the Q-factor modulation to achieve one single giant and narrow Q-switched pulse.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1999
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 38(4) doi: 10.1117/1.602107
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 38, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
Yves-Alain Peter, Univ. of Neuchatel (United States)
Hans Peter Herzig, Univ. Neuchatel (Switzerland)
Etienne Rochat, Univ. of Neuchatel (United Kingdom)
Rene Daendliker, Univ. of Neuchatel (Switzerland)
Cornel Marxer, Univ. Neuchatel (Liechtenstein)
Nico F. de Rooij, Univ. de Neuchatel (Switzerland)


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