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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2001
  • pp: 1559–1561

Fiber laser mode locked by a Sagnac interferometer with nonlinear polarization rotation

E. A. Kuzin, B. Ibarra Escamilla, D. E. Garcia-Gomez, and J. W. Haus  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 20, pp. 1559-1561 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.001559


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Abstract

We describe a new fiber laser configuration based on a nonlinear optical loop mirror with a symmetrical coupler, a quarter-wave retarder, and highly twisted, birefringent fiber in the loop. The nonlinear optical loop mirror configuration operates by nonlinear polarization rotation. We have achieved stable generation of subpicosecond pulses with milliwatts of average output power.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

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E. A. Kuzin, B. Ibarra Escamilla, D. E. Garcia-Gomez, and J. W. Haus, "Fiber laser mode locked by a Sagnac interferometer with nonlinear polarization rotation," Opt. Lett. 26, 1559-1561 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-20-1559


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