A tunable, single frequency, fiber ring at 1053 nm

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This laser is a tunable source designed for applications where a shorter pulse will be chopped from a long Q-switched pulse by electrooptic modulators, then amplified in Nd:phosphate glass. The laser employs ytterbium-doped silica fiber as the gain medium, pumped by a laser diode at 980nm. Gain in Yb:silica is distributed over an 90nm range, making it suitable for operation at many wavelengths. Our previous experiments with this medium demonstrated oscillation over a 50nm wide band. In addition, pumping at 980nm allows the use of stable pump diodes used in erbium-doped fiber amplifiers (EDFA`s). We designed the laser to take ... continued below

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Wilcox, R.B. February 21, 1997.

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This laser is a tunable source designed for applications where a shorter pulse will be chopped from a long Q-switched pulse by electrooptic modulators, then amplified in Nd:phosphate glass. The laser employs ytterbium-doped silica fiber as the gain medium, pumped by a laser diode at 980nm. Gain in Yb:silica is distributed over an 90nm range, making it suitable for operation at many wavelengths. Our previous experiments with this medium demonstrated oscillation over a 50nm wide band. In addition, pumping at 980nm allows the use of stable pump diodes used in erbium-doped fiber amplifiers (EDFA`s). We designed the laser to take advantage of this wideband gain medium, and yet operate on a single cavity mode. A circulator causes unidirectional operation, and allows use of a fiber grating in reflection. This grating has a 0.2 Angstrom bandwidth, and defines the coarse tuning of the laser. It is piezoelectrically stretch tuned to the desired wavelength band. A single mode of the cavity is selected by a piezoelectrically tuned fiber grating Fabry-Perot etalon with 64MHz bandwidth. The laser is Q-switched by a bulk acousto-optic device at lkhz reprate. The loss is controlled to allow the oscillator to lase close to threshold for 500{micro}s before the Q-switch is turned off completely, creating a pulse. This ``pre-lasing`` stabilizes the single mode, since Q-switch pulse builds up from the prelase level. To prevent mode hopping during long term operation, cavity length is feedback controlled. Another piezoelectric device stretches a fiber in the cavity according to an error signal derived from the output optical signal. Due to the long, high loss cavity, the Q-switched pulse is about 3OOns long. The central part of this pulse will be gated by an electrooptic modulator to produce a 30ns square pulse, used for further amplification and modulation.

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  • 2. annual solid state lasers for applications to inertial confinement fusion (ICF), Paris (France), 22-25 Oct 1996

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  • Other: DE97053204
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--124515
  • Report No.: IL--10087;CONF-9610225--34
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 508734
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc690810

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Wilcox, R.B. A tunable, single frequency, fiber ring at 1053 nm, article, February 21, 1997; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc690810/: accessed April 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.