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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2004
  • pp: 1995–1997

Passive harmonic mode locking with a high-power ytterbium-doped double-clad fiber laser

Bülend Ortaç, Ammar Hideur, and Marc Brunel  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 17, pp. 1995-1997 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.001995


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Abstract

We report passive harmonic mode locking of a high-power Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser operating in both the normal- and the anomalous-dispersion regimes with a fundamental repetition rate of 20.4 MHz. In the normal-dispersion regime, 116-fs, 1.7-nJ pulses are emitted at a repetition rate of 102 MHz. The results indicate a supermode suppression of more than 60 dB. In the anomalous-dispersion regime, 1-ps, 125-pJ pulses are emitted at a higher repetition rate of 408 MHz.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

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Bülend Ortaç, Ammar Hideur, and Marc Brunel, "Passive harmonic mode locking with a high-power ytterbium-doped double-clad fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 29, 1995-1997 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-17-1995

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