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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 25 — Dec. 7, 2009
  • pp: 22499–22504

An 88 fs fiber soliton laser using a quantum well saturable absorber with an ultrafast intersubband transition

Fumio Shohda, Masataka Nakazawa, Ryoichi Akimoto, and Hiroshi Ishikawa  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 25, pp. 22499-22504 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.022499


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Abstract

We demonstrate a 1.5 μm passively mode-locked fiber laser using an intersubband transition (ISBT) in a quantum well as a saturable absorber. The saturable absorption characteristic of faster than 1 ps in the ISBT was utilized for femtosecond pulse generation. We designed the laser cavity as a soliton laser, which enabled us to generate a stable pulse. As a result, an 88 fs, 42 MHz soliton pulse was successfully generated.

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OCIS Codes
(040.4200) Detectors : Multiple quantum well
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 30, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 14, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 17, 2009
Published: November 24, 2009

Citation
Fumio Shohda, Masataka Nakazawa, Ryoichi Akimoto, and Hiroshi Ishikawa, "An 88 fs fiber soliton laser using a quantum well saturable absorber with an ultrafast intersubband transition," Opt. Express 17, 22499-22504 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-25-22499


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