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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 22 — Oct. 22, 2012
  • pp: 24607–24613

Compact all-fiber ring femtosecond laser with high fundamental repetition rate

Xiaoming Wei, Shanhui Xu, Huichang Huang, Mingying Peng, and Zhongmin Yang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 22, pp. 24607-24613 (2012)

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A 165-fs all-fiber ring laser is demonstrated with a fundamental repetition rate of 235 MHz based on a 5.7-cm-long Er3+/Yb3+ codoped phosphate glass fiber and a technique of nonlinear polarization evolution. In order to further enhance the fundamental repetition rate and compact the structure of the all-fiber laser, an optical integrated module is designed. By employing this novel optical module, a much more compact 105-fs mode-locking all-fiber ring laser, operating at a 325 MHz fundamental repetition rate, is realized.

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OCIS Codes
(130.1750) Integrated optics : Components
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: August 15, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 5, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 9, 2012
Published: October 12, 2012

Xiaoming Wei, Shanhui Xu, Huichang Huang, Mingying Peng, and Zhongmin Yang, "Compact all-fiber ring femtosecond laser with high fundamental repetition rate," Opt. Express 20, 24607-24613 (2012)

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