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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2010
  • pp: 4054–4056

Experimental study of the stability and optimization of multipulse passive mode locking

Michael Katz, Vladimir Smulakovsky, Alexander Bekker, Omri Gat, and Baruch Fischer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 23, pp. 4054-4056 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.004054


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Abstract

We present an experimental study of the stability of passively mode-locked pulses against noise in multipulse operation of an erbium-doped fiber laser. The laser properties are determined by two dimensionless combinations of the laser parameters. Measurements of the pulses’ destabilization threshold as a function of those laser parameters show the optimal regions that maximize the mode-locked pulse stability. We find good agreement between the experimental observations and the theoretical predictions.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 20, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 4, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 6, 2010
Published: November 29, 2010

Citation
Michael Katz, Vladimir Smulakovsky, Alexander Bekker, Omri Gat, and Baruch Fischer, "Experimental study of the stability and optimization of multipulse passive mode locking," Opt. Lett. 35, 4054-4056 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-23-4054


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