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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), pp. 967-969.

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Abstract

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.

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Published date: July 1996

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Local EPrints ID: 78019
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78019
ISSN: 0146-9592
PURE UUID: 05c2443e-43ce-4106-a8bf-d1c137c30798

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 29 Sep 2017 15:31

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Author: M.E. Fermann
Author: D. Harter
Author: J.D. Minelly
Author: G.G. Vienne

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