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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1474–1476

All-fiber mode-locked fiber laser

Carsten Krogh Nielsen and Søren Rud Keiding  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 11, pp. 1474-1476 (2007)

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An environmentally stable mode-locked fiber laser based on nonlinear polarization rotation is experimentally demonstrated. The laser is based on a novel laser configuration that has negligible low-power steady-state reflectivity from one side and, consequently, no CW gain. The laser is self starting and the configuration is implementable as an all-fiber laser with standard polarization-maintaining fiber-pigtailed components. A pulse duration of 5.6 ps is obtained at a repetition rate of 5.96 MHz and at an average power of 8 mW . As an application of the proposed laser configuration, 213 mW of supercontinuum ( 600 1750 nm ) was demonstrated from a fiber laser system with no sections of free-space optics.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: February 12, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 16, 2007
Published: May 3, 2007

Carsten Krogh Nielsen and Søren Rud Keiding, "All-fiber mode-locked fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 32, 1474-1476 (2007)

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