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Novel design of a gain-switched diode-pumped fiber laser
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Paper Abstract

To realize a completely monolithic, pulsed, fiber laser without free space elements we describe a gain-switched fiber laser pumped with a pulsed diode laser at about 965 nm with more than 30 μJ in a 200 ns pulse. For best beam quality we use a single mode fiber with a 6 μm core diameter. We report lasing of an Yb-doped double-clad fiber at 1080 nm and a pulse energy of about 8 μJ with a variable repetition rate from 1 - 50 kHz. The experimental results are compared with the data of a time resolved simulation and basic analytically derived formulas.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 February 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7195, Fiber Lasers VI: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 71952P (19 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.807721
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Martin Giesberts, Fraunhofer-Institute for Laser Technology (Germany)
Jens Geiger, Fraunhofer-Institute for Laser Technology (Germany)
Martin Traub, Fraunhofer-Institute for Laser Technology (Germany)
Hans-Dieter Hoffmann, Fraunhofer-Institute for Laser Technology (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7195:
Fiber Lasers VI: Technology, Systems, and Applications
Denis V. Gapontsev; Dahv A. Kliner; Jay W. Dawson; Kanishka Tankala, Editor(s)

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