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𝒬-switched neodymium-doped phosphate glass fiber lasers

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3 Author(s)
P. R. Morkel ; Optoelectron. Res. Centre, Southampton Univ., UK ; K. P. Jedrzejewski ; E. R. Taylor

The operation of a short-pulse, 𝒬-switched, neodymium-doped fiber laser operating at 1.054 μm is described experimentally and theoretically. The laser is efficiently pumped with a single-stripe AlGaAs laser diode and emits >1 kW 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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IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics  (Volume:29 ,  Issue: 7 )