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Practical low-noise stretched-pulse Yb3+ doped fiber laser

Practical low-noise stretched-pulse Yb3+ doped fiber laser
Practical low-noise stretched-pulse Yb3+ doped fiber laser
We report on the development of what we consider to be a practical and highly stable stretched-pulse laser based on Yb 3+ -doped silica fiber. The Fabry Perot cavity uses nonlinear polarization rotation as the mode-locking mechanism, and a semiconductor saturable-absorber mirror to ensure robust self-starting and incorporates a diffraction grating pair to compensate for the normal dispersion of the fiber. Use of a single-mode grating-stabilized telecommunications-qualified pump laser diode ensures reliable, low-noise operation ( 0.05 amplitude fluctuations at 10-Hz measurement bandwidth). The laser generates high-quality, 60-pJ pulses of 110 fs duration at a repetition rate of 54 MHz (3-mW average power).
0146-9592
291-293
Lefort, L.
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Price, J.H.V.
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Richardson, D.J.
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Paschotta, R.
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Lefort, L., Price, J.H.V., Richardson, D.J., Spuhler, G.J., Paschotta, R., Keller, U., Fry, A.R. and Weston, J. (2002) Practical low-noise stretched-pulse Yb3+ doped fiber laser. Optics Letters, 27 (5), 291-293. (doi:10.1364/OL.27.000291).

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We report on the development of what we consider to be a practical and highly stable stretched-pulse laser based on Yb 3+ -doped silica fiber. The Fabry Perot cavity uses nonlinear polarization rotation as the mode-locking mechanism, and a semiconductor saturable-absorber mirror to ensure robust self-starting and incorporates a diffraction grating pair to compensate for the normal dispersion of the fiber. Use of a single-mode grating-stabilized telecommunications-qualified pump laser diode ensures reliable, low-noise operation ( 0.05 amplitude fluctuations at 10-Hz measurement bandwidth). The laser generates high-quality, 60-pJ pulses of 110 fs duration at a repetition rate of 54 MHz (3-mW average power).

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Published date: March 2002

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Local EPrints ID: 13802
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/13802
ISSN: 0146-9592
PURE UUID: ffc17ce7-cf8b-4319-96cd-4569565b62ca
ORCID for J.H.V. Price: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0256-9172
ORCID for D.J. Richardson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7751-1058

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Date deposited: 31 Dec 2004
Last modified: 10 Dec 2019 01:57

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