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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2013
  • pp: 561–563

Passive mode-locking of fiber ring laser at the 337th harmonic using gigahertz acoustic core resonances

M. S. Kang, N. Y. Joly, and P. St. J. Russell  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 4, pp. 561-563 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.000561


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Abstract

We report the experimental demonstration of a passively mode-locked Er-doped fiber ring laser operating at the 337th harmonic (1.80 GHz) of the cavity. The laser makes use of highly efficient Raman-like optoacoustic interactions between the guided light and gigahertz acoustic resonances trapped in the micron-sized solid glass core of a photonic crystal fiber. At sufficient pump power levels the laser output locks to a repetition rate corresponding to the acoustic frequency. A stable optical pulse train with a side-mode suppression ratio higher than 45 dB was obtained at low pump powers (60mW).

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 5, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 11, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 16, 2013
Published: February 13, 2013

Citation
M. S. Kang, N. Y. Joly, and P. St. J. Russell, "Passive mode-locking of fiber ring laser at the 337th harmonic using gigahertz acoustic core resonances," Opt. Lett. 38, 561-563 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-4-561


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