Switching and passive mode-locking of fibre lasers using non-linear loop mirrors
Richardson, David J., Laming, Richard I. and Payne, David N. (1991) Switching and passive mode-locking of fibre lasers using non-linear loop mirrors. In, Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers III. Bellingham, US, The International Society for Optical Engineering, 26-39. (Proceedings of SPIE, 1581). (doi:10.1117/12.134969).
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Ultrafast all-optical, fibre optic switches are of great interest as all-optical signal processing elements in telecommunication systems and as passive mode-lockers for all-fibre mode-lock lasers. We describe the operation and characteristics of two such switches, the conventional and amplifying Sagnac switch, and describe the use of these components in a recently developed, passive, self-starting, mode-locked erbium doped fibre laser capable of the generation of solitons with durations as short as 320 femtoseconds.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Optoelectronics Research Centre
|Date Deposited:||11 Mar 2010|
|Last Modified:||27 Mar 2014 18:57|
|Publisher:||The International Society for Optical Engineering|
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