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A planar waveguide laser operating in a negative branch unstable resonator is Q-switched by an acoustooptic modulator in a new configuration, providing effective, high-speed switching. The laser using a 200-mum Nd:YAG core, face pumped by 10 laser diode bars, has produced 100-W output in a good beam quality at 100-kHz pulse rate, and 4.5 mJ at lower(More)
Extensive studies have been performed on random lasers in which multiple-scattering feedback is used to generate coherent emission. Q-switching and mode-locking are well-known routes for achieving high peak power output in conventional lasers. However, in random lasers, the ubiquitous random cavities that are formed by multiple scattering inhibit energy(More)
A high optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) single-frequency 2 μm Brillouin fiber laser (BFL) with watt-level output and high transfer efficiency is demonstrated for the first time to the best of our knowledge. The Brillouin pump is constructed with a two-stage thulium-doped fiber amplifier (TDFA) seeded by a 2 μm laser diode, providing 4.02 W average power(More)
Compact LD pumped, CW, and passively Q-switched Nd,Mg:LiTaO<sub>3</sub> lasers with a stable, synchronous dual-wavelength operation near 1082 and 1092 nm were demonstrated for the first time. Under an incident pump power of 7.69 W, a maximum CW output power of 464 mW was obtained, corresponding to a slope efficiency of 7.6%. By using a monolayer graphene as(More)
Gain-switched by a 1.914-µm Tm:YLF crystal laser, a two-stage Tm(3+) fiber laser has been achieved 100-W level ~2-µm pulsed laser output with a slope efficiency of ~52%. With the 6-m length of Tm fiber, the laser wavelength was centered at 2020 nm with a bandwidth of ~25 nm. Based on an acousto-optic switch, the pulse repetition rate can be modulated from(More)
We report diode pumped high power 2-µm Tm(3+) fiber lasers with an all-fiber configuration. The all-fiber configuration is completed by specially designed fiber Bragg gratings with similar structure parameters matched to the gain fiber. The maximum output power is 137 W with an optical-to-optical slope efficiency of 62% with respect to absorbed 793-nm pump(More)
Resonantly pumped by a 1.914-&#x03BC;m Q-switched Tm:YLF laser, high-peak-power stable laser pulse from gain-switched ~1.94-&#x03BC;m Tm<sup>3+</sup>-doped silica fiber lasers are reported for the first time. The slope efficiency was over 80% with respect to absorbed pump power, and chaotic spiking was effectively eliminated by using fast gain switching.(More)
We propose a cascaded tandem pumping technique and show its high power and high efficient operation in the 2-μm wavelength region, opening up a new way to scale the output power of the 2-μm fiber laser to new levels (e.g. 10 kW). Using a 1942 nm Tm(3+) fiber laser as the pump source with the co- (counter-) propagating configuration, the 2020 nm Tm(3+) fiber(More)
While the recent discovered new mode-locking mechanism--dissipative soliton--has successfully improved the pulse energy of 1 μm and 1.5 μm fiber lasers to tens of nanojoules, it is still hard to scale the pulse energy at 2 μm due to the anomalous dispersion of the gain fiber. After analyzing the intracavity pulse dynamics, we propose that the gain fiber(More)