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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 1996
  • pp: 207–209

Soliton fiber laser with a hybrid saturable absorber

S. Gray and A. B. Grudinin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 207-209 (1996)

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We present an experimental study of a picosecond fiber soliton laser in which mode locking is achieved by the combined action of a multiple-quantum-well saturable absorber and a nonlinear amplifying loop mirror. In this configuration the multiple-quantum-well sample acts not only as a saturable absorber but also as a passive phase modulator, while the inclusion of a nonlinear amplifying loop mirror fixes the energy of the generated pulses. The laser stably operates at a repetition rate of 250 MHz with a timing jitter below 10 ps.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 11, 1995
Published: February 1, 1996

S. Gray and A. B. Grudinin, "Soliton fiber laser with a hybrid saturable absorber," Opt. Lett. 21, 207-209 (1996)

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