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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 11 — May. 21, 2012
  • pp: 11918–11923

All-normal dispersion, all-fibered PM laser mode-locked by SESAM

Jean-Bernard Lecourt, Charles Duterte, François Narbonneau, Damien Kinet, Yves Hernandez, and Domenico Giannone  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 11, pp. 11918-11923 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.011918


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Abstract

We report a PM all-normal, all-in-fiber passively mode-locked laser operating at 1030 nm. The main pulse shaping mechanism is provided by a tilted chirped-FBG. The laser delivers nanojoule range highly chirped pulses at a repetition rate of about 40 MHz. The FWHM of the optical spectrum is up to 7.8 nm leading to sub-500 fs compressed optical pulses. The influence of the filtering bandwidth and the output coupling ratio has been investigated.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 21, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 27, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 30, 2012
Published: May 10, 2012

Citation
Jean-Bernard Lecourt, Charles Duterte, François Narbonneau, Damien Kinet, Yves Hernandez, and Domenico Giannone, "All-normal dispersion, all-fibered PM laser mode-locked by SESAM," Opt. Express 20, 11918-11923 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-11-11918


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