We propose a simple design of a saturable absorber Q-switched all-fiber ring laser. By locating a saturable absorber fiber in the intensityenhanced section of a ring resonator, the laser is passively Q-switched. A set of location-dependent rate equations is established for Q-switching modeling. The design has been numerically and experimentally demonstrated using Er 3+-doped fiber at the emission wavelength of 1550 nm. A single-mode Q-switched pulse with pulse energy of 0.37 μJ and pulse duration of 218 ns was achieved with 980-nm pump power near 7 mW.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics