An erbium-doped monomode fiber that exhibits enhanced optical nonlinearity has been incorporated into a coupled-cavity mode-locked (CCM) KCl:Tl laser, from which stable, sub-100-fsec pulses have been produced near 1.5 μm. Spectral measurements of the CCM laser output also indicate the existence of a self-frequency shift that can provide pulse generation in two distinct wavelength regimes.
© 1989 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 8, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: August 2, 1989
Published: November 1, 1989
X. Zhu, P. N. Kean, and W. Sibbett, "Coupled-cavity mode locking of a KCl:Tl laser using an erbium-doped optical fiber," Opt. Lett. 14, 1192-1194 (1989)