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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 8 — Apr. 13, 2009
  • pp: 6187–6193

Semiconductor optical amplifier based high duty-cycle, self-starting figure-eight 1.7 GHz laser source

Seong-sik Min, Yucheng Zhao, and Simon Fleming  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 8, pp. 6187-6193 (2009)

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The operation of a self-starting, passively harmonic modelocked, figure-eight laser is experimentally demonstrated. A stable pulse train with near half duty-cycle is produced at a repetition rate of 1.7 GHz at 1536 nm wavelength without any starting/triggering mechanism and stays modelocked as long as it is being pumped.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3560) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ring
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: February 2, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 28, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 28, 2009
Published: April 1, 2009

Seong-sik Min, Yucheng Zhao, and Simon Fleming, "Semiconductor optical amplifier based high duty-cycle, self-starting figure-eight 1.7 GHz laser source," Opt. Express 17, 6187-6193 (2009)

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