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  • Editor: Anthony J Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2007
  • pp: 41–43

Generation of 47 - fs pulses directly from an erbium-doped fiber laser

D. Y. Tang and L. M. Zhao  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 1, pp. 41-43 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.000041


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Abstract

We show both numerically and experimentally that through appropriately selecting the output coupling position and strength in a mode-locked fiber laser, one can effectively manage the nonlinearity of the cavity. By implementing the technique together with cavity dispersion management in an erbium-doped fiber laser, we have achieved stable mode-locked pulses with a single-pulse energy of 2.08 nJ and pulse width of 46.2 fs directly from the laser.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 14, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 10, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 11, 2006
Published: December 13, 2006

Citation
D. Y. Tang and L. M. Zhao, "Generation of 47-fs pulses directly from an erbium-doped fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 32, 41-43 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-1-41

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