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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 20 — Sep. 28, 2009
  • pp: 17596–17602

All-fiber cavity dumping

M. Malmström, Z. Yu, W. Margulis, O. Tarasenko, and F. Laurell  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 20, pp. 17596-17602 (2009)

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Cavity dumping of an all-fiber laser system is demonstrated. The active element is a pulse-picker with nanosecond rise time consisting of a microstructured fiber with electrically driven internal electrodes. The device is used for intracavity polarization rotation and dumping through a polarization splitter. The optical flux is removed from the cavity within one roundtrip and most of the amplified spontaneous emission, spiking and relaxation oscillation that follow during the gain recovery phase of the laser are blocked from the output signal.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2410) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, erbium
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(140.3560) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ring
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(140.3538) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, pulsed
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: August 19, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 14, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 14, 2009
Published: September 16, 2009

M. Malmström, Z. Yu, W. Margulis, O. Tarasenko, and F. Laurell, "All-fiber cavity dumping," Opt. Express 17, 17596-17602 (2009)

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