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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 8 — Apr. 14, 2008
  • pp: 5277–5289

An investigation into Raman mode locking of fiber lasers

David J. Spence, Yucheng Zhao, Stuart D. Jackson, and Richard P. Mildren  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 8, pp. 5277-5289 (2008)

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We present a detailed experimental and modeling study of fiber lasers passively mode locked using stimulated Raman scattering. We present experimental measurements of the mode locking behavior, and use the model to elucidate the nonlinear processes that create the intracavity pulses and determine the repetition rate and the order of fundamental and Raman pulses. We also present a simple method for harmonic mode locking Raman fiber lasers.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: February 1, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 13, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 24, 2008
Published: April 1, 2008

David J. Spence, Yucheng Zhao, Stuart D. Jackson, and Richard P. Mildren, "An investigation into Raman mode locking of fiber lasers," Opt. Express 16, 5277-5289 (2008)

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