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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2001
  • pp: 1809–1811

Self-starting stretched-pulse fiber laser mode locked and stabilized with slow and fast semiconductor saturable absorbers

M. Guina, N. Xiang, A. Vainionpää, O. G. Okhotnikov, T. Sajavaara, and J. Keinonen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 22, pp. 1809-1811 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.001809


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Abstract

A self-starting stretched-pulse mode-locked erbium-doped fiber laser that uses fast and slow semiconductor saturable absorbers is described. By using two absorbers, we obtained reliable operation at a fundamental repetition rate with 250 pJ of pulse energy without multiple-pulse breakup. External chirp compensation was used to compress the highly chirped pulses to durations of 135 fs.

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OCIS Codes
(230.5590) Optical devices : Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices
(320.1590) Ultrafast optics : Chirping
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

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M. Guina, N. Xiang, A. Vainionpää, O. G. Okhotnikov, T. Sajavaara, and J. Keinonen, "Self-starting stretched-pulse fiber laser mode locked and stabilized with slow and fast semiconductor saturable absorbers," Opt. Lett. 26, 1809-1811 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-22-1809


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