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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2000
  • pp: 1418–1420

Gigahertz-repetition-rate mode-locked fiber laser for continuum generation

C. X. Yu, H. A. Haus, E. P. Ippen, W. S. Wong, and A. Sysoliatin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 19, pp. 1418-1420 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.25.001418


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Abstract

We report direct generation of <500-fs pulses at a 1-GHz rate from a self-starting passively mode-locked fiber laser by regeneratively synchronizing the pulses with a phase modulator. The pulses are amplified and passed through a dispersion-decreasing fiber and a normal-dispersion supercontinuum fiber. The resulting continuum is wider than 350 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

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C. X. Yu, H. A. Haus, E. P. Ippen, W. S. Wong, and A. Sysoliatin, "Gigahertz-repetition-rate mode-locked fiber laser for continuum generation," Opt. Lett. 25, 1418-1420 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-25-19-1418


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