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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 9 — May. 6, 2013
  • pp: 10897–10902

Multi-gigahertz repetition-rate-selectable passive harmonic mode locking of a fiber laser

Caroline Lecaplain and Philippe Grelu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 9, pp. 10897-10902 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.010897


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Abstract

We demonstrate a passive harmonically mode-locked erbium-doped fiber laser that operates at selectable harmonics spanning from the 6th to the 928th, which corresponds to repetition rates ranging from 153 MHz to 22.2 GHz. The noteworthy laser output stability is attested by supermode suppression levels as large as 41 dB. The influence of a continuous wave background on harmonics stability is tested.

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OCIS Codes
(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: February 25, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 22, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 22, 2013
Published: April 26, 2013

Citation
Caroline Lecaplain and Philippe Grelu, "Multi-gigahertz repetition-rate-selectable passive harmonic mode locking of a fiber laser," Opt. Express 21, 10897-10902 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-9-10897


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