Abstract

We demonstrate comparative studies for Cr4+:YAG crystal and AlGaInAs quantum-well (QW) used as a saturable absorbers in passively Q-switched Yb-doped fiber lasers. Both saturable absorbers were designed to be possessed of nearly the same initial transmission. Under a pump power of 24 W, the average output powers were up to 14.4 W and 13.8 W obtained with the AlGaInAs QWs and with the Cr4+:YAG crystal, respectively. The maximum pulse energies obtained with the Cr4+:YAG crystal and with the AlGaInAs QWs were found to be 0.35 mJ and 0.45 mJ, respectively.

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2009 (1)

2008 (1)

2007 (3)

2006 (1)

M. Laroche, H. Gilles, S. Girard, N. Passilly, and K. Aït-Ameur, “Nanosecond pulse generation in a passively Q-switched Yb-doped fiber laser by Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(6), 764–766 ( 2006).
[Crossref]

2004 (2)

Y. Jeong, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, and J. Nilsson, “Ytterbium-doped large-core fibre laser with 1 kW of continuous-wave output power,” Electron. Lett. 40(8), 470–471 ( 2004).
[Crossref]

Y. Kalisky, “Cr4+-doped crystals: their use as lasers and passive Q-switches,” Prog. Quantum Electron. 28(5), 249–303 ( 2004).
[Crossref]

2003 (3)

T. Tordella, H. Djellout, B. Dussardier, A. Saïssy, and G. Monnom, “High repetition rate passively Q-switched Nd3+:Cr4+ all-fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 39(18), 1307–1308 ( 2003).
[Crossref]

P. Adel, M. Auerbach, C. Fallnich, S. Unger, H.-R. Müller, and J. Kirchhof, “Passive Q-switching by Tm3+co-doping of a Yb3+-fiber laser,” Opt. Express 11(21), 2730–2735 ( 2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Y. Jeong, J. K. Sahu, R. B. Williams, D. J. Richardson, K. Furusawa, and J. Nilsson, “Ytterbium-doped largecore fibre laser with 272 W output power,” Electron. Lett. 39(13), 977–978 ( 2003).
[Crossref]

2002 (2)

M. Laroche, A. M. Chardon, J. Nilsson, D. P. Shepherd, W. A. Clarkson, S. Girard, and R. Moncorgé, “Compact diode-pumped passively Q-switched tunable Er-Yb double-clad fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 27(22), 1980–1082 ( 2002).
[Crossref]

V. G. Shcherbitsky, S. Girard, M. Fromager, R. Moncorgé, N. V. Kuleshov, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, and B. Ferrand, “Accurate method for the measurement of absorption cross sections of solid-state saturable absorbers,” Appl. Phys. B 74, 367–374 ( 2002).
[Crossref]

1998 (1)

Z. Burshtein, P. Blau, Y. Kalisky, Y. Shimony, and M. R. Kokta, “Excited-state absorption studies of Cr4+ ions in several garnet host crystals,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34(2), 292–299 ( 1998).
[Crossref]

1983 (2)

K. Alavi, H. Temkin, W. R. Wagner, and A. Y. Cho, “Optically pumped 1.55-µm double heterostructure GaxAlyIn1−x−yAs/AluIn1−uAs lasers grown by molecular beam epitaxy,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 42(3), 254–256 ( 1983).
[Crossref]

W. T. Tsang and N. A. Olsson, “New current injection 1.5-µm wavelength GaxAlyIn1−x−yAs/InP double-heterostructure laser grown by molecular beam epitaxy,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 42(11), 922–924 ( 1983).
[Crossref]

Adel, P.

Aït-Ameur, K.

M. Laroche, H. Gilles, S. Girard, N. Passilly, and K. Aït-Ameur, “Nanosecond pulse generation in a passively Q-switched Yb-doped fiber laser by Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(6), 764–766 ( 2006).
[Crossref]

Alavi, K.

K. Alavi, H. Temkin, W. R. Wagner, and A. Y. Cho, “Optically pumped 1.55-µm double heterostructure GaxAlyIn1−x−yAs/AluIn1−uAs lasers grown by molecular beam epitaxy,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 42(3), 254–256 ( 1983).
[Crossref]

Auerbach, M.

Blau, P.

Z. Burshtein, P. Blau, Y. Kalisky, Y. Shimony, and M. R. Kokta, “Excited-state absorption studies of Cr4+ ions in several garnet host crystals,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34(2), 292–299 ( 1998).
[Crossref]

Burshtein, Z.

Z. Burshtein, P. Blau, Y. Kalisky, Y. Shimony, and M. R. Kokta, “Excited-state absorption studies of Cr4+ ions in several garnet host crystals,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34(2), 292–299 ( 1998).
[Crossref]

Chardon, A. M.

Chen, Y. F.

Cho, A. Y.

K. Alavi, H. Temkin, W. R. Wagner, and A. Y. Cho, “Optically pumped 1.55-µm double heterostructure GaxAlyIn1−x−yAs/AluIn1−uAs lasers grown by molecular beam epitaxy,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 42(3), 254–256 ( 1983).
[Crossref]

Clarkson, W. A.

Djellout, H.

T. Tordella, H. Djellout, B. Dussardier, A. Saïssy, and G. Monnom, “High repetition rate passively Q-switched Nd3+:Cr4+ all-fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 39(18), 1307–1308 ( 2003).
[Crossref]

Dussardier, B.

T. Tordella, H. Djellout, B. Dussardier, A. Saïssy, and G. Monnom, “High repetition rate passively Q-switched Nd3+:Cr4+ all-fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 39(18), 1307–1308 ( 2003).
[Crossref]

Fallnich, C.

Ferrand, B.

V. G. Shcherbitsky, S. Girard, M. Fromager, R. Moncorgé, N. V. Kuleshov, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, and B. Ferrand, “Accurate method for the measurement of absorption cross sections of solid-state saturable absorbers,” Appl. Phys. B 74, 367–374 ( 2002).
[Crossref]

Fromager, M.

V. G. Shcherbitsky, S. Girard, M. Fromager, R. Moncorgé, N. V. Kuleshov, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, and B. Ferrand, “Accurate method for the measurement of absorption cross sections of solid-state saturable absorbers,” Appl. Phys. B 74, 367–374 ( 2002).
[Crossref]

Furusawa, K.

Y. Jeong, J. K. Sahu, R. B. Williams, D. J. Richardson, K. Furusawa, and J. Nilsson, “Ytterbium-doped largecore fibre laser with 272 W output power,” Electron. Lett. 39(13), 977–978 ( 2003).
[Crossref]

Gilles, H.

M. Laroche, H. Gilles, S. Girard, N. Passilly, and K. Aït-Ameur, “Nanosecond pulse generation in a passively Q-switched Yb-doped fiber laser by Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(6), 764–766 ( 2006).
[Crossref]

Girard, S.

M. Laroche, H. Gilles, S. Girard, N. Passilly, and K. Aït-Ameur, “Nanosecond pulse generation in a passively Q-switched Yb-doped fiber laser by Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(6), 764–766 ( 2006).
[Crossref]

V. G. Shcherbitsky, S. Girard, M. Fromager, R. Moncorgé, N. V. Kuleshov, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, and B. Ferrand, “Accurate method for the measurement of absorption cross sections of solid-state saturable absorbers,” Appl. Phys. B 74, 367–374 ( 2002).
[Crossref]

M. Laroche, A. M. Chardon, J. Nilsson, D. P. Shepherd, W. A. Clarkson, S. Girard, and R. Moncorgé, “Compact diode-pumped passively Q-switched tunable Er-Yb double-clad fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 27(22), 1980–1082 ( 2002).
[Crossref]

Graf, T.

H. Ridderbusch and T. Graf, “Saturation of 1047- and 1064nm absorption in Cr4+:YAG crystals,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 43(2), 168–173 ( 2007).
[Crossref]

Guina, M.

Hakulinen, T.

Huang, J. Y.

Huang, K. F.

Huang, S. C.

Huang, W. C.

Jackson, S. D.

Jeong, Y.

Y. Jeong, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, and J. Nilsson, “Ytterbium-doped large-core fibre laser with 1 kW of continuous-wave output power,” Electron. Lett. 40(8), 470–471 ( 2004).
[Crossref]

Y. Jeong, J. K. Sahu, R. B. Williams, D. J. Richardson, K. Furusawa, and J. Nilsson, “Ytterbium-doped largecore fibre laser with 272 W output power,” Electron. Lett. 39(13), 977–978 ( 2003).
[Crossref]

Kalisky, Y.

Y. Kalisky, “Cr4+-doped crystals: their use as lasers and passive Q-switches,” Prog. Quantum Electron. 28(5), 249–303 ( 2004).
[Crossref]

Z. Burshtein, P. Blau, Y. Kalisky, Y. Shimony, and M. R. Kokta, “Excited-state absorption studies of Cr4+ ions in several garnet host crystals,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34(2), 292–299 ( 1998).
[Crossref]

King, T. A.

F. Z. Qamar and T. A. King, “Passive Q-switching of the Tm-silica fiber laser near 2 mm by Cr2+:ZnSe saturable absorber crystal,” Opt. Commun. 248, 501–505 ( 2005).
[Crossref]

Kirchhof, J.

Kivistö, S.

Kokta, M. R.

Z. Burshtein, P. Blau, Y. Kalisky, Y. Shimony, and M. R. Kokta, “Excited-state absorption studies of Cr4+ ions in several garnet host crystals,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34(2), 292–299 ( 1998).
[Crossref]

Koskinen, R.

Kuleshov, N. V.

V. G. Shcherbitsky, S. Girard, M. Fromager, R. Moncorgé, N. V. Kuleshov, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, and B. Ferrand, “Accurate method for the measurement of absorption cross sections of solid-state saturable absorbers,” Appl. Phys. B 74, 367–374 ( 2002).
[Crossref]

Laroche, M.

M. Laroche, H. Gilles, S. Girard, N. Passilly, and K. Aït-Ameur, “Nanosecond pulse generation in a passively Q-switched Yb-doped fiber laser by Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(6), 764–766 ( 2006).
[Crossref]

M. Laroche, A. M. Chardon, J. Nilsson, D. P. Shepherd, W. A. Clarkson, S. Girard, and R. Moncorgé, “Compact diode-pumped passively Q-switched tunable Er-Yb double-clad fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 27(22), 1980–1082 ( 2002).
[Crossref]

Levchenko, V. I.

V. G. Shcherbitsky, S. Girard, M. Fromager, R. Moncorgé, N. V. Kuleshov, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, and B. Ferrand, “Accurate method for the measurement of absorption cross sections of solid-state saturable absorbers,” Appl. Phys. B 74, 367–374 ( 2002).
[Crossref]

Li, A.

Liu, S. C.

Moncorgé, R.

M. Laroche, A. M. Chardon, J. Nilsson, D. P. Shepherd, W. A. Clarkson, S. Girard, and R. Moncorgé, “Compact diode-pumped passively Q-switched tunable Er-Yb double-clad fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 27(22), 1980–1082 ( 2002).
[Crossref]

V. G. Shcherbitsky, S. Girard, M. Fromager, R. Moncorgé, N. V. Kuleshov, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, and B. Ferrand, “Accurate method for the measurement of absorption cross sections of solid-state saturable absorbers,” Appl. Phys. B 74, 367–374 ( 2002).
[Crossref]

Monnom, G.

T. Tordella, H. Djellout, B. Dussardier, A. Saïssy, and G. Monnom, “High repetition rate passively Q-switched Nd3+:Cr4+ all-fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 39(18), 1307–1308 ( 2003).
[Crossref]

Müller, H.-R.

Nilsson, J.

Y. Jeong, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, and J. Nilsson, “Ytterbium-doped large-core fibre laser with 1 kW of continuous-wave output power,” Electron. Lett. 40(8), 470–471 ( 2004).
[Crossref]

Y. Jeong, J. K. Sahu, R. B. Williams, D. J. Richardson, K. Furusawa, and J. Nilsson, “Ytterbium-doped largecore fibre laser with 272 W output power,” Electron. Lett. 39(13), 977–978 ( 2003).
[Crossref]

M. Laroche, A. M. Chardon, J. Nilsson, D. P. Shepherd, W. A. Clarkson, S. Girard, and R. Moncorgé, “Compact diode-pumped passively Q-switched tunable Er-Yb double-clad fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 27(22), 1980–1082 ( 2002).
[Crossref]

Okhotnikov, O. G.

Olsson, N. A.

W. T. Tsang and N. A. Olsson, “New current injection 1.5-µm wavelength GaxAlyIn1−x−yAs/InP double-heterostructure laser grown by molecular beam epitaxy,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 42(11), 922–924 ( 1983).
[Crossref]

Paajaste, J.

Passilly, N.

M. Laroche, H. Gilles, S. Girard, N. Passilly, and K. Aït-Ameur, “Nanosecond pulse generation in a passively Q-switched Yb-doped fiber laser by Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(6), 764–766 ( 2006).
[Crossref]

Payne, D. N.

Y. Jeong, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, and J. Nilsson, “Ytterbium-doped large-core fibre laser with 1 kW of continuous-wave output power,” Electron. Lett. 40(8), 470–471 ( 2004).
[Crossref]

Qamar, F. Z.

F. Z. Qamar and T. A. King, “Passive Q-switching of the Tm-silica fiber laser near 2 mm by Cr2+:ZnSe saturable absorber crystal,” Opt. Commun. 248, 501–505 ( 2005).
[Crossref]

Richardson, D. J.

Y. Jeong, J. K. Sahu, R. B. Williams, D. J. Richardson, K. Furusawa, and J. Nilsson, “Ytterbium-doped largecore fibre laser with 272 W output power,” Electron. Lett. 39(13), 977–978 ( 2003).
[Crossref]

Ridderbusch, H.

H. Ridderbusch and T. Graf, “Saturation of 1047- and 1064nm absorption in Cr4+:YAG crystals,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 43(2), 168–173 ( 2007).
[Crossref]

Sahu, J. K.

Y. Jeong, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, and J. Nilsson, “Ytterbium-doped large-core fibre laser with 1 kW of continuous-wave output power,” Electron. Lett. 40(8), 470–471 ( 2004).
[Crossref]

Y. Jeong, J. K. Sahu, R. B. Williams, D. J. Richardson, K. Furusawa, and J. Nilsson, “Ytterbium-doped largecore fibre laser with 272 W output power,” Electron. Lett. 39(13), 977–978 ( 2003).
[Crossref]

Saïssy, A.

T. Tordella, H. Djellout, B. Dussardier, A. Saïssy, and G. Monnom, “High repetition rate passively Q-switched Nd3+:Cr4+ all-fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 39(18), 1307–1308 ( 2003).
[Crossref]

Shcherbitsky, V. G.

V. G. Shcherbitsky, S. Girard, M. Fromager, R. Moncorgé, N. V. Kuleshov, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, and B. Ferrand, “Accurate method for the measurement of absorption cross sections of solid-state saturable absorbers,” Appl. Phys. B 74, 367–374 ( 2002).
[Crossref]

Shepherd, D. P.

Shimony, Y.

Z. Burshtein, P. Blau, Y. Kalisky, Y. Shimony, and M. R. Kokta, “Excited-state absorption studies of Cr4+ ions in several garnet host crystals,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34(2), 292–299 ( 1998).
[Crossref]

Su, K. W.

Temkin, H.

K. Alavi, H. Temkin, W. R. Wagner, and A. Y. Cho, “Optically pumped 1.55-µm double heterostructure GaxAlyIn1−x−yAs/AluIn1−uAs lasers grown by molecular beam epitaxy,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 42(3), 254–256 ( 1983).
[Crossref]

Tordella, T.

T. Tordella, H. Djellout, B. Dussardier, A. Saïssy, and G. Monnom, “High repetition rate passively Q-switched Nd3+:Cr4+ all-fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 39(18), 1307–1308 ( 2003).
[Crossref]

Tsang, W. T.

W. T. Tsang and N. A. Olsson, “New current injection 1.5-µm wavelength GaxAlyIn1−x−yAs/InP double-heterostructure laser grown by molecular beam epitaxy,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 42(11), 922–924 ( 1983).
[Crossref]

Unger, S.

Wagner, W. R.

K. Alavi, H. Temkin, W. R. Wagner, and A. Y. Cho, “Optically pumped 1.55-µm double heterostructure GaxAlyIn1−x−yAs/AluIn1−uAs lasers grown by molecular beam epitaxy,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 42(3), 254–256 ( 1983).
[Crossref]

Williams, R. B.

Y. Jeong, J. K. Sahu, R. B. Williams, D. J. Richardson, K. Furusawa, and J. Nilsson, “Ytterbium-doped largecore fibre laser with 272 W output power,” Electron. Lett. 39(13), 977–978 ( 2003).
[Crossref]

Yakimovich, V. N.

V. G. Shcherbitsky, S. Girard, M. Fromager, R. Moncorgé, N. V. Kuleshov, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, and B. Ferrand, “Accurate method for the measurement of absorption cross sections of solid-state saturable absorbers,” Appl. Phys. B 74, 367–374 ( 2002).
[Crossref]

Zhuang, W. Z.

Appl. Phys. B (1)

V. G. Shcherbitsky, S. Girard, M. Fromager, R. Moncorgé, N. V. Kuleshov, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, and B. Ferrand, “Accurate method for the measurement of absorption cross sections of solid-state saturable absorbers,” Appl. Phys. B 74, 367–374 ( 2002).
[Crossref]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

K. Alavi, H. Temkin, W. R. Wagner, and A. Y. Cho, “Optically pumped 1.55-µm double heterostructure GaxAlyIn1−x−yAs/AluIn1−uAs lasers grown by molecular beam epitaxy,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 42(3), 254–256 ( 1983).
[Crossref]

W. T. Tsang and N. A. Olsson, “New current injection 1.5-µm wavelength GaxAlyIn1−x−yAs/InP double-heterostructure laser grown by molecular beam epitaxy,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 42(11), 922–924 ( 1983).
[Crossref]

Electron. Lett. (3)

Y. Jeong, J. K. Sahu, R. B. Williams, D. J. Richardson, K. Furusawa, and J. Nilsson, “Ytterbium-doped largecore fibre laser with 272 W output power,” Electron. Lett. 39(13), 977–978 ( 2003).
[Crossref]

Y. Jeong, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, and J. Nilsson, “Ytterbium-doped large-core fibre laser with 1 kW of continuous-wave output power,” Electron. Lett. 40(8), 470–471 ( 2004).
[Crossref]

T. Tordella, H. Djellout, B. Dussardier, A. Saïssy, and G. Monnom, “High repetition rate passively Q-switched Nd3+:Cr4+ all-fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 39(18), 1307–1308 ( 2003).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Saturation transmission of the AlGaInAs QWs and the Cr4+:YAG crystal.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 Schematic of diode-pumped PQS Yb-doped fiber lasers. (a) with Cr4+:YA crystal (b) with AlGaInAs QWs. HR: high reflection; HT: high transmission.
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 Dependence of the average output power on the launched pump power for the cw and passive Q-switching operations.
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 (a) Pulse repetition rate and (b) pulse energy versus the launched pump power.
Fig. 5
Fig. 5 Pulse energy versus the resonant wavelength.
Fig. 6
Fig. 6 Top: Oscilloscope traces of a typical Q-switched envelope; Bottom: Oscilloscope traces of a train of Q-switched pulses.

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