Cladding-pumped passively mode-locked fiber laser generating femtosecond and picosecond pulses
Fermann, M.E., Harter, D., Minelly, J.D. and Vienne, G.G. (1996) Cladding-pumped passively mode-locked fiber laser generating femtosecond and picosecond pulses. Optics Letters, 21, (13), 967-969. (doi:10.1364/OL.21.000967).
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Passively mode-locked fiber lasers cladding pumped by broad-area diode-laser arrays are described. With a dispersion-compensated erbium-ytterbium fiber oscillator, 200-fs pulses with pulse energies up to 100 pJ are generated at a wavelength of 1560µm. In a highly dispersive cavity, pulse widths of 3 ps with pulse energies up to 1 nJ are obtained. A saturable absorber is used for pulse startup, whereas nonlinear polarization evolution is exploited for steady-state pulse shaping An environmentally stable design is ensured by use of a compensation scheme for linear polarization drifts in the cavity.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||doi:10.1364/OL.21.000967|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
|Date Deposited:||11 Mar 2010|
|Last Modified:||27 Mar 2014 18:58|
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