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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 14 — Jul. 12, 2004
  • pp: 3178–3183

Stable sub-85 fs passively mode-locked Erbium-fiber oscillator with tunable repetition rate

Holger Hundertmark, Dietmar Kracht, Martin Engelbrecht, Dieter Wandt, and Carsten Fallnich  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 14, pp. 3178-3183 (2004)

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. We present a sub-85 fs self-starting stretched-pulse passively mode-locked Erbium-fiber oscillator in a sigma setup with tunable repetition rate. The sigma cavity included a movable mirror enabling a tunable pulse repetition rate variation of ±1 % from 55.3 MHz to 56.4 MHz with continuous, uninterrupted mode-locked operation and an output power around 14 mW. Based on the wide tuning range of the repetition rate the presented fiber oscillator is a suitable candidate for applications in femtosecond spectroscopy or precision metrology around 1.56 µm.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: June 2, 2004
Revised Manuscript: June 30, 2004
Published: July 12, 2004

Holger Hundertmark, Dietmar Kracht, Martin Engelbrecht, Dieter Wandt, and Carsten Fallnich, "Stable sub-85 fs passively mode-locked Erbiumfiber oscillator with tunable repetition rate," Opt. Express 12, 3178-3183 (2004)

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