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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 7 — Mar. 29, 2010
  • pp: 7263–7268

All-fiber mode-locked nanosecond laser employing intracavity chirped fiber gratings

Hushan Wang, Yishan Wang, Wei Zhao, Wei Zhang, Ting Zhang, Xiaohong Hu, Zhi Yang, Hongjun Liu, Kailiang Duan, Xuemin Liu, Cheng Li, Deyuan Shen, Zhan Sui, and Bin Liu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 7, pp. 7263-7268 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.007263


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Abstract

We demonstrate that nanosecond pulses are generated directly from an all-fiber mode-locked ytterbium-doped fiber laser. A pair of Chirped Fiber Gratings (CFGs) with different sign of dispersion is employed for intracavity dispersion management. Self-starting stabilized mode-locking operation is achieved by nonlinear polarization evolution (NPE). The 1.27 ns pulses are obtained after one CFG with large positive dispersion. The pulse energy is up to 15 nJ at a repetition rate of 3.48 MHz.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 4, 2010
Revised Manuscript: February 5, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 23, 2010
Published: March 24, 2010

Citation
Hushan Wang, Yishan Wang, Wei Zhao, Wei Zhang, Ting Zhang, Xiaohong Hu, Zhi Yang, Hongjun Liu, Kailiang Duan, Xuemin Liu, Cheng Li, Deyuan Shen, Zhan Sui, and Bin Liu, "All-fiber mode-locked nanosecond laser employing intracavity chirped fiber gratings," Opt. Express 18, 7263-7268 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-7-7263


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