A Q-switched fiber laser using a Ti2AlN-based saturable absorber

Suhyoung Kwon, Jinho Lee, Ju Han Lee

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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate the fabrication of a polarization-insensitive Ti2AlN-based, fiberized saturable absorber (SA) for Q-switching of a fiber laser. The fabrication procedure for the SA is as follows. A mixture of Ti2AlN/polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) composite solution was deposited onto a slide glass and spread evenly. After the spread Ti2AlN/PVA composite dried, the formed film was stripped off the slide glass and transferred onto the flat end of a fiber connection/angled physical contact fiber ferrule. The modulation depth and saturation intensity of the resulting SA were measured to be ∼3.2% and ∼3.4 MW cm-2, respectively. The sandwich-structured SA was successfully used to generate Q-switched pulses from an erbium-doped-fiber ring cavity. The temporal width of the Q-switched pulses with a repetition rate of 41.55 kHz was 2.52 s at a wavelength 1557 nm.

Original languageEnglish
Article number025103
JournalLaser Physics
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 26 Jan 2021

Keywords

  • 1.5 μm wavelength
  • MAX-phase
  • Q-switching
  • nonlinear optical materials
  • optical fiber lasers
  • saturable absorption

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