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Q-Switching In Fibre Lasers
Author(s): Bill Barnes; Paul Morkel; Mark Farries; Laurence Reekie; David Payne
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Paper Abstract

The performance and charactersics of various Q-switched fibre lasers are examined. All results presented are for laser diode pumped systems, emphasizing the practicality of the Q-switched fibre laser. Operation at 0.94, 1.06, 1.09 and 1.57Am wavelengths are covered. The results presented show that Q-switching is currently limited by the performance of the modulator. Theoretical modelling of the process allows us to determine the required properties for a modulator and in addition to predict the expected performance of Q-switched fibre lasers under different conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1171, Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers, (15 February 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963162
Show Author Affiliations
Bill Barnes, Southampton University (England)
Paul Morkel, Southampton University (England)
Mark Farries, Southampton University (England)
Laurence Reekie, Southampton University (England)
David Payne, Southampton University (England)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1171:
Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers
Michel J. F. Digonnet, Editor(s)

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