A wavelength tunable Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser with fiber Bragg grating mirrors

Takeshi Imai, Tetsuro Komukai, Takashi Yamamoto, Masataka Nakazawa

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Abstract

Q-switched operation of an erbium-doped fiber laser with fiber grating mirrors is demonstrated for the first time. The resonator was formed by splicing two fiber gratings to erbium-doped fiber ends. One of the fiber gratings was periodically stretched by a piezoelectric transducer for the Q-switching operation. An output pulse with a pulse width of 2.46 μs and a peak power of 2.1mW was obtained for a 1.48 μm pump power of 26 mW. The oscillation wavelength was 1.552 μm and the repetition rate was 1 kHz. The laser oscillation wavelength was tuned from 1.552 μm. to 1.556 μm by applying lateral stress to one of the fiber grating mirrors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L1275-L1277
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 2: Letters
Volume35
Issue number10 PART A
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Oct 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Erbium-doped fiber
  • Fiber Bragg grating
  • Fiber laser
  • Piezoelectric transducer
  • Q-switching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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