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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 29 — Oct. 10, 2010
  • pp: 5577–5582

Compact, stable 1 GHz femtosecond Er-doped fiber lasers

Hyunil Byun, Michelle Y. Sander, Ali Motamedi, Hanfei Shen, Gale S. Petrich, Leslie A. Kolodziejski, Erich P. Ippen, and Franz X. Kärtner  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 29, pp. 5577-5582 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.49.005577


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Abstract

We demonstrate a high-repetition-rate soliton fiber laser that is based on highly doped anomalously dispersive erbium-doped fiber. By splicing an 11 mm single-mode fiber to the erbium-doped fiber, the thermal damage of the butt-coupled saturable Bragg reflector (SBR) is overcome. The laser generates 187 fs pulses at a repetition rate of 967 MHz with a measured long-term stability of more than 60 h.

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OCIS Codes
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(140.3538) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, pulsed

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 10, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 3, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 9, 2010
Published: October 7, 2010

Citation
Hyunil Byun, Michelle Y. Sander, Ali Motamedi, Hanfei Shen, Gale S. Petrich, Leslie A. Kolodziejski, Erich P. Ippen, and Franz X. Kärtner, "Compact, stable 1 GHz femtosecond Er-doped fiber lasers," Appl. Opt. 49, 5577-5582 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-49-29-5577


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