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
ISBNs: 9780819407122
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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
ePrint ID: 77411
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:57
Publisher: The International Society for Optical Engineering
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/77411

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