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Switching and passive mode-locking of fibre lasers using non-linear loop mirrors

Switching and passive mode-locking of fibre lasers using non-linear loop mirrors
Switching and passive mode-locking of fibre lasers using non-linear loop mirrors
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.
9780819407122
26-39
The International Society for Optical Engineering
Richardson, David J.
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Laming, Richard I.
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Payne, David N.
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Richardson, David J.
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Laming, Richard I.
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Payne, David N.
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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. (Proceedings of SPIE, 1581) Bellingham, US. The International Society for Optical Engineering, pp. 26-39.

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Abstract

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.

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Published date: 1991
Venue - Dates: Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers III, United States, 1991-01-01

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Local EPrints ID: 77411
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/77411
ISBN: 9780819407122
PURE UUID: b4e52ef4-e91d-4ba3-8c03-fb4f734bb9c3
ORCID for David J. Richardson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7751-1058

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 06 Mar 2019 01:37

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Author: Richard I. Laming
Author: David N. Payne

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