We demonstrate an environmentally stable Kerr-type mode-locked erbium fiber laser producing 360-fs near-bandwidth-limited pulses. Environmentally stable operation is possible in the presence of nonpolarization-maintaining fiber components provided that their overall length is short compared with the length of the polarization-maintaining fiber components. The pulses are generated at a stable repetition rate of 27 MHz and have an energy content of 60 pJ.
© 1994 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 4, 1993
Published: January 1, 1994
M. E. Fermann, L.-M. Yang, M. J. Andrejco, and M. L. Stock, "Environmentally stable Kerr-type mode-locked erbium fiber laser producing 360-fs pulses," Opt. Lett. 19, 43-45 (1994)