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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2004
  • pp: 1781–1783

Arbitrary numerator rational-harmonic mode locking in fiber ring lasers

Pinghe Wang, Li Zhan, Zhaochang Gu, Qinghao Ye, Xiao Hu, and Yuxing Xia  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 21, Issue 10, pp. 1781-1783 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.21.001781


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Abstract

Pulse generation with an arbitrary numerator is experimentally demonstrated in seventh- and ninth-order rational-harmonic mode-locked fiber lasers. Conventionally, the numerator of rational-harmonic mode locking is equal to 1. Furthermore, the experimental generation of the numerator m=5, 22nd-order rational-harmonic mode-locked pulse confirms that the amplitude distributions in such pulse trains are strongly modulated by the numerator m=1 lower-order rational-harmonic mode locking. The result is important, as it indicates that a higher-repetition-rate pulse train can be obtained by an arbitrary numerator rational-harmonic mode-locking technique.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

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Pinghe Wang, Li Zhan, Zhaochang Gu, Qinghao Ye, Xiao Hu, and Yuxing Xia, "Arbitrary numerator rational-harmonic mode locking in fiber ring lasers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21, 1781-1783 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-21-10-1781


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