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Chin. Opt. Lett.
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Q-switched fiber laser using carbon platinum saturable absorber on side-polished fiber
H. Ahmad, H. Hassan, R. Safaei, K. Thambiratnam, and I. S. Amiri
Photonics Research Centre, [University of Malaya], Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2017, 15(09): pp.090601

DOI:10.3788/COL201715.090601
Topic:Fiber optics and optical communication
Keywords(OCIS Code): 060.3510  140.0140  140.3540  

Abstract
A 1550 nm Q-switched fiber laser using a carbon platinum saturable absorber deposited on side-polished fiber (SPF) is proposed and demonstrated. The SPF is approximately 2 mm with a polarization-dependent loss (PDL) of 0.4 dB and an insertion loss of 2.5 dB. A stable Q-switched output spectrum is obtained at 1559.34 nm with a peak power of ~6 mW, a pulse width of 1.02 μs, pulse energy of 5.8 nJ, average output power of 0.76 mW, and a repetition rate of 131.6 kHz taken at a pump power of 230.0 mW. A signal-to-noise ratio of 49.62 dB indicates that the Q-switched pulse is highly stable.

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Received:2017/3/11
Accepted:2017/5/25
Posted online:2017/6/27

Get Citation: H. Ahmad, H. Hassan, R. Safaei, K. Thambiratnam, and I. S. Amiri, "Q-switched fiber laser using carbon platinum saturable absorber on side-polished fiber," Chin. Opt. Lett. 15(09), 090601(2017)

Note: This work was supported by the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia (MOHE) under the grants LRGS (2015) NGOD/UM/KPT and GA010-2014 (ULUNG) and the University of Malaya under the grant RU 010-2016.



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