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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 26 — Dec. 22, 2008
  • pp: 21936–21941

Ultra-low repetition rate mode-locked fiber laser with high-energy pulses

Sergey Kobtsev, Sergey Kukarin, and Yurii Fedotov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 26, pp. 21936-21941 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.021936


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Abstract

This paper reports on the results of research into passively mode-locked fiber laser with a record-setting optical length of the resonant cavity amounting to 3.8 km. Significant elongation of the laser resonator led to more than two orders of magnitude increase in the output pulse energy at the same pump radiation power. At ultra-low (for mode-locked lasers) pulse repetition rate (77 kHz) and pulse duration of 3 ns the energy per pulse reached 3.9 µJ. At this moment this is the highest pulse energy on record generated directly from a mode-locked laser without Q-switching, cavity dumping techniques, or additional optical amplifiers.

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OCIS Codes
(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: November 6, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 14, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 14, 2008
Published: December 17, 2008

Citation
Sergey Kobtsev, Sergey Kukarin, and Yurii Fedotov, "Ultra-low repetition rate mode-locked fiber laser with high-energy pulses," Opt. Express 16, 21936-21941 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-26-21936


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