Q-switched fibre laser using Samarium oxide for C-band region

Ikhwan, M. K. and Rahman, M. F. A. and Fatheli, M. H. and Sammsamnun, F. S. M. and Haroon, H. and Latiff, A. A. (2021) Q-switched fibre laser using Samarium oxide for C-band region. Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, 23 (7-8). pp. 307-312. ISSN 1454-4164,

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We demonstrated the usage of samarium oxide (Sm2O3) polymer film as a saturable absorber (SA) for generating stable Qswitched fibre laser at the C-band region. The SA was prepared by embedding a commercial Sm2O3 powder into polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) solution to form a Sm2O3-PVA film. The obtained film was then cut into a square shape of 1 mm x 1mm and adhered to the tip of fibre ferrule by using index matching gel. A stable Q-switching operation presence from 52 mW to 164 mW pump power at 1568 nm wavelength. Under this pump power, the repetition rate increased from 24.34 kHz to 55.80 kHz, while the pulse width reduced from 13.29 mu s to 6.96 mu s. The obtained Q-switching operation has a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 38 dB with a maximum output power and pulse energy of 8.58 mW and 123.27 nJ, respectively. This finding shows that the Sm2O3 has good potential to be used as an alternative passive SA for the C-band all-fibre laser seed pulse.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fiber laser; Q-switching operation; Passive saturable absorber
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > Department of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2022 02:51
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2022 02:51
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/28393

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