Pulsed fiber laser using micro-electro-mechanical mirrors

Two different types of micromirrors are integrated with a fiber laser to modulate the cavity Q-factor. Both systems operate at frequencies up to 60 kHz and generate a pulse peak power 100 times higher than the continuous emission. We simulate the emitted pulses and find a good agreement with the measured value for the period of relaxation oscillations. The simulations also show the necessity of a shorter rise time of the Q-factor modulation to achieve one single giant and narrow Q-switched pulse.


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Opt. Eng., 34, 636-640
Year:
1999
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