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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1988
  • pp: 383–385

Acousto-optic mode-locked soliton laser

Joseph F. Pinto, Christopher P. Yakymyshyn, and Clifford R. Pollock  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 13, Issue 5, pp. 383-385 (1988)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.13.000383


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Abstract

An acousto-optic modulator has been used to actively mode lock a KCl:Tl°(1) color-center laser at 1.5 μm. The color-center laser is capable of generating transform-limited pulses as short as 6 psec with 2-W cw pump power. Based on this actively mode-locked KCl:Tl°(1) laser a stable soliton laser has been operated, with performance similar to that of the synchronously pumped soliton laser.

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History
Original Manuscript: December 28, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: February 23, 1988
Published: May 1, 1988

Citation
Joseph F. Pinto, Christopher P. Yakymyshyn, and Clifford R. Pollock, "Acousto-optic mode-locked soliton laser," Opt. Lett. 13, 383-385 (1988)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-13-5-383


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