SCPEM-Q-switching of a fiber-rod-laser.

Abstract

We demonstrate high-frequency Q-switching of a fiber rod laser with a Single-Crystal Photo-Elastic Modulator (SCPEM) made of a LiTaO₃₋ crystal. This type of photo-elastic modulator can be driven simultaneously with two different eigenmodes to achieve a shorter rise time, which is essential for high-power operation. When operated in the laser cavity, a pulse… (More)
DOI: 10.1364/OE.20.007415

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