Waveguide-saturable absorber fabricated by femtosecond pulses in YAG:Cr4+ crystal for Q-switched operation of Yb-fiber laser

Andrey G, Ohkrimchuk, Vladimir Mezentsev, Vladislav V. Dvoyrin, Andrey S. Kurkov, Evgeny M. Sholokhov, Sergei K. Turitsyn, Alexander V. Shestakov, Ian Bennion

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Abstract

A waveguide-saturable absorber with low propagation loss is fabricated by femtosecond pulses in YAG:Cr4+ crystal. Q-switch operation of a Yb fiber laser with the new saturable absorber having absorption saturation parameters similar to the bulk YAG:Cr4+ crystal is demonstrated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3881-3883
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume34
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2009

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This paper was published in Optics Letters and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-24-3881. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.

Keywords

  • A waveguide-saturable absorber
  • fabricated by femtosecond pulses in YAG
  • Cr4+ crystal
  • Q-switch operation of a Yb fiber laser
  • bulk YAG

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    Ohkrimchuk, A. G., Mezentsev, V., Dvoyrin, V. V., Kurkov, A. S., Sholokhov, E. M., Turitsyn, S. K., Shestakov, A. V., & Bennion, I. (2009). Waveguide-saturable absorber fabricated by femtosecond pulses in YAG:Cr4+ crystal for Q-switched operation of Yb-fiber laser. Optics Letters, 34(24), 3881-3883. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.003881