High-power, high-brightness, mJ Q-switched ytterbium-doped fibre laser

A. Piper, A. Malinowski, K. Furusawa, D. J. Richardson

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Abstract

A simple diode-pumped, Q-switched fibre laser is reported based on large mode area ytterbium-doped fibre capable of producing pulses with a high beam quality (M2 = 1.1), a duration of ∼40 ns and energies as high as 1.2 mJ at a repetition rate of 10 kHz. This combination of desirable beam qualities makes the source attractive for a range of industrial applications currently serviced by conventional bulk crystal/glass based Q-switched laser systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)928-929
Number of pages2
JournalElectronics Letters
Volume40
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jul 22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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