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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 22 — Oct. 25, 2010
  • pp: 22715–22721

Dark and bright pulse passive mode-locked laser with in-cavity pulse-shaper

Jochen Schröder, Stéphane Coen, Thibaut Sylvestre, and Benjamin J. Eggleton  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 22, pp. 22715-22721 (2010)

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We demonstrate the integration of a spectral pulse-shaper into a passive mode-locked laser cavity for direct control of the output pulse-shape of the laser. Depending on the dispersion filter applied with the pulse-shaper we either observe a bright or dark “soliton-like” pulse train. The results demonstrate the strong potential of an in-cavity spectral pulse-shaper as an experimental tool for controlling the dynamics of passively mode-locked lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: July 27, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 18, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 5, 2010
Published: October 12, 2010

Jochen B. Schroeder, Stéphane Coen, Thibaut Sylvestre, and Benjamin J. Eggleton, "Dark and bright pulse passive mode-locked laser with in-cavity pulse-shaper," Opt. Express 18, 22715-22721 (2010)

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