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


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.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.003881
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, Electronic & Power Engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Systems analytics research institute (SARI)
Additional Information: 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.
Uncontrolled Keywords: A waveguide-saturable absorber,fabricated by femtosecond pulses in YAG,Cr4+ crystal,Q-switch operation of a Yb fiber laser,bulk YAG,Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
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Published Date: 2009-12-15
Authors: Ohkrimchuk, Andrey G,
Mezentsev, Vladimir ( 0000-0002-8415-1767)
Dvoyrin, Vladislav V.
Kurkov, Andrey S.
Sholokhov, Evgeny M.
Turitsyn, Sergei K. ( 0000-0003-0101-3834)
Shestakov, Alexander V.
Bennion, Ian


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