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Opt Lett. 2012 May 15;37(10):1664-6. doi: 10.1364/OL.37.001664.

Q-switched thulium-doped photonic crystal fiber laser.

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Townes Laser Institute and CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Orlando, Florida 32816, USA. pkadwani@creol.ucf.edu

Abstract

We report a novel, Tm-doped photonic crystal fiber (PCF) actively Q-switched oscillator that provides ~8.9 kW peak power with 435 µJ, 49 ns pulses at 10 kHz repetition rate at 2 μm wavelength. This fiber has a mode-field area >1000 μm2, the largest of any flexible PCF providing diffraction-limited beam quality to the best of our knowledge. As an application, the oscillator is used as pump to generate >350 nm broadening in ~50 m of SMF-28 fiber.

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