High efficiency 1.53 μm all-fibre pulsed source based on a Q-switched erbium doped fibre ring laser

Inst. de Recherche en Commun. Opt. et Microondes, CNRS, Limoges
Electronics Letters (Impact Factor: 1.07). 08/1997; DOI: 10.1049/el:19970869
Source: IEEE Xplore

ABSTRACT A high peak power all-fibre pulsed source at 1.53 μm, based on
an amplified Q-switched fibre laser is presented. Peak powers higher
than 2 kW and pulsewidths of ~20ns at repetition rates up to 1 kHz are
demonstrated. Pumped with a single compact pump source (MOPA), this
device constitutes a very powerful field pulse generator

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