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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 18 — Sep. 4, 2006
  • pp: 8160–8167

A polarization maintaining, dispersion managed, femtosecond figure-eight fiber laser

J. W. Nicholson and M. Andrejco  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 18, pp. 8160-8167 (2006)

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We demonstrate a polarization maintaining, figure-eight erbium-doped fiber laser with a dispersion managed cavity. The laser was passively modelocked and produced pulses that were de-chirped to 427 fs pulses outside the laser cavity. An intra-cavity amplitude modulator was used to initiate the pulses, but the modulator was turned off during femtosecond pulse operation.

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

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: June 20, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: July 23, 2006
Published: September 1, 2006

J. W. Nicholson and M. Andrejco, "A polarization maintaining, dispersion managed, femtosecond figure-eight fiber laser," Opt. Express 14, 8160-8167 (2006)

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