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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2000
  • pp: 1421–1423

Passive harmonic mode-locked soliton fiber laser stabilized by an optically pumped saturable Bragg reflector

N. H. Bonadeo, W. H. Knox, Jeffrey M. Roth, and K. Bergman  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 19, pp. 1421-1423 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.25.001421


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Abstract

Stabilization of passive harmonic mode locking is achieved for what is believed to be the first time in an Er–Yb soliton fiber laser by optical pumping of the semiconductor saturable absorber above the bandgap. The results show 35-dB mode suppression of undesired harmonics.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics

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N. H. Bonadeo, W. H. Knox, Jeffrey M. Roth, and K. Bergman, "Passive harmonic mode-locked soliton fiber laser stabilized by an optically pumped saturable Bragg reflector," Opt. Lett. 25, 1421-1423 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-25-19-1421


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