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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 8 — Apr. 13, 2009
  • pp: 6613–6622

Environmentally stable, simple passively mode-locked fiber ring laser using a four-port circulator

Shin Masuda, Shoji Niki, and Masataka Nakazawa  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 8, pp. 6613-6622 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.006613


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Abstract

We present here a self-starting passively mode-locked fiber ring laser with a novel cavity configuration using a four-port optical circulator. Our special ring cavity design enables highly stable mode-locked operation between 25 and 60°C to be maintained without the need for any polarization-adjusting devices. The pulse width and the integrated timing jitter from 10 Hz to 10 MHz of our fiber ring laser were measured to be 120 fs and 39.1 fs, respectively. As a result, a robust and environmentally stable all-fiber mode-locked fiber ring laser with a simple ring cavity configuration in a small package has been achieved.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 14, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 13, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 15, 2009
Published: April 7, 2009

Citation
Shin Masuda, Shoji Niki, and Masataka Nakazawa, "Environmentally stable, simple passively mode-locked fiber ring laser using a four-port circulator," Opt. Express 17, 6613-6622 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-8-6613


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