Picosecond Laser Diode Pulse Amplification up to 12 W by Laser Diode Pumped Erbium-Doped Fiber

Atsushi Takada, Katsumi Iwatsuki, Masatoshi Saruwatari

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Abstract

Intense picosecond optical pulse generation from a gain-switched laser diode (LD) is successfully demonstrated using a 1.48 μm LD-pumped Er3+-doped fiber laser amplifier. Saturation characteristics of the amplifier output power are also measured as a function of input repetition frequency. Amplified peak power of 12 W and 105 pJ pulse energy are obtained for 9 ps pulses at 33 MHz repetition frequency. This is the highest peak power yet demonstrated in pulse generation employing all-laser diodes as active devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-124
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Feb
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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