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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 26 — Dec. 22, 2008
  • pp: 21930–21935

100 GHz passively mode-locked Er:Yb:glass laser at 1.5 µm with 1.6-ps pulses

Andreas E. H. Oehler, Thomas Südmeyer, Kurt J. Weingarten, and Ursula Keller  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 26, pp. 21930-21935 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.021930


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Abstract

We demonstrate a compact diode-pumped fundamentally modelocked Er:Yb:glass laser with a record high repetition rate of 101 GHz, generating 35 mW average power in 1.6-ps pulses in the 1.5-µm telecom window. This performance makes the laser an attractive pulse generator to be used in advanced high-speed return-to-zero (RZ) telecom systems.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 14, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 16, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 16, 2008
Published: December 17, 2008

Citation
Andreas E. Oehler, Thomas Südmeyer, Kurt J. Weingarten, and Ursula Keller, "100 GHz passively mode-locked Er:Yb:glass laser at 1.5 μm with 1.6-ps pulses," Opt. Express 16, 21930-21935 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-26-21930


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