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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2004
  • pp: 2121–2123

Self-starting passive harmonic mode-locked femtosecond Yb3+-doped fiber laser at 1030 nm

Yujun Deng and Wayne H. Knox  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 18, pp. 2121-2123 (2004)

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We demonstrate, for the first time to our knowledge, a self-starting passive harmonic mode-locked femtosecond Yb3+ -doped fiber laser with a scalable repetition rate of up to 585 MHz and >45 dB of supermode suppression. Pulse-to-pulse jitter of ~14 ps is measured by optical cross correlation at the ninth harmonic, and radio-frequency (RF) spectrum measurements show that certain correlations exist between pulses in harmonic mode. Our results suggest that one of the proposed passive harmonic mode-locking mechanisms may be dominant for this laser.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

Yujun Deng and Wayne H. Knox, "Self-starting passive harmonic mode-locked femtosecond Yb3+-doped fiber laser at 1030 nm," Opt. Lett. 29, 2121-2123 (2004)

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