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Development of High-Power Pulsed Fibre Laser Using Master Oscillator Power Amplifier (MOPA) System

Leong, Nathaniel Jenn Kwang (2020) Development of High-Power Pulsed Fibre Laser Using Master Oscillator Power Amplifier (MOPA) System. Final Year Project, UTAR.

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    Abstract

    Mode-locked lasers are lasers with ultrashort pulses, typically in the range of a few femtoseconds. The mode-locked laser has many applications such as z-scan to determine non-linear index of a material and micromachining of transparent material. However, conventional solid state mode-locked lasers are large and expensive and require a complicated cooling system. A mode-locked fibre laser is inexpensive and is less bulky. However, they are not able to produce high output power that is comparable to the conventional solid state mode-locked laser. Therefore, to obtain high power, amplification is required. In this research, a mode-locked fibre laser using graphene oxide (GO) as saturable absorber will be developed. The mode-locked pulses will then be amplified using a two-stage amplification process to obtain higher output power. Due to non-linear effects in the fibre, the pulse will be significantly broadened due to supercontinuum generation which will be minimised by adding a length of single mode fibre (SMF) to broaden the pulse before amplification to reduce the intensity and thus, reduce the non-linear effects. This system is able to produce output power up to 164 mW. Some recommendations to further increase the output power and improve the performance of the mode-locked fibre laser system are given in this report.

    Item Type: Final Year Project / Dissertation / Thesis (Final Year Project)
    Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
    Divisions: Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science > Bachelor of Science (Hons) Physics
    Depositing User: Sg Long Library
    Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2021 02:05
    Last Modified: 12 Jun 2021 02:05
    URI: http://eprints.utar.edu.my/id/eprint/4102

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