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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2006
  • pp: 592–594

All-fiber passively mode-locked laser oscillator at 1.5 µm with watts-level average output power and high repetition rate

Pavel Polynkin, Alexander Polynkin, Dmitriy Panasenko, N. Peyghambarian, Masud Mansuripur, and Jerome Moloney  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 5, pp. 592-594 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.000592


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Abstract

We report on a passively mode-locked all-fiber laser oscillator at 1.5 µm based on heavily doped phosphate-glass active fiber. An active fiber only 20 cm long is sufficient to produce as much as 2.4 W of average output power directly from the oscillator. The width of the mode-locked pulses varies from 8 ps at the lowest output power in the mode-locked state to 44 ps at the highest power. Our picosecond laser oscillator features a high repetition rate of 95 MHz and high peak pulse power of ∼540 W. The oscillator combines the convenience of all-fiber construction with power performance that was previously achievable only with mode-locked bulk-optic laser oscillators or more complex systems involving fiber amplifiers.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 6, 2005
Revised Manuscript: November 3, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: November 5, 2005

Citation
Pavel Polynkin, Alexander Polynkin, Dmitriy Panasenko, N. Peyghambarian, Masud Mansuripur, and Jerome Moloney, "All-fiber passively mode-locked laser oscillator at 1.5 µm with watts-level average output power and high repetition rate," Opt. Lett. 31, 592-594 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-5-592

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