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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 1996
  • pp: 881–883

190-fs passively mode-locked thulium fiber laser with a low threshold

R. C. Sharp, D. E. Spock, N. Pan, and J. Elliot  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 12, pp. 881-883 (1996)

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We report a self-starting passively mode-locked thulium-doped silica fiber laser capable of 190-fs pulses. This practical, compact package is driven by a single 50-mW passively cooled diode laser, has a launched pump-power threshold of 18 mW for mode locking, and produces a 50-MHz train of mode-locked 20-pJ pulses at a wavelength near 1.9 μm.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: December 1, 1995
Published: June 15, 1996

R. C. Sharp, D. E. Spock, N. Pan, and J. Elliot, "190-fs passively mode-locked thulium fiber laser with a low threshold," Opt. Lett. 21, 881-883 (1996)

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