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.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0146-9592 (print)
1539-4794 (electronic)
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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
ePrint ID: 78019
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:58
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78019

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