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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2018–2020

Square nanosecond Yb- and Er-doped fiber lasers passively synchronized to a Ti:sapphire laser based on cross-absorption modulation

Ming Yan, Wenxue Li, Qiang Hao, Yao Li, and Heping Zeng  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 13, pp. 2018-2020 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.002018


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Abstract

Robust synchronization was achieved for Ti:sapphire, Yb- and Er-doped fiber mode-locked lasers in a master–slave configuration. Square nanosecond pulses were generated in the long-cavity fiber lasers, while synchronization was maintained owing to resonance-enhanced cross-absorption modulation in an additional Er-doped fiber, allowing for a cavity mismatch tolerance of 8.2 and 3.6 cm , respectively. This is the highest tolerable cavity-length difference ever obtained for synchronized mode-locked lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 9, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 30, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 1, 2009
Published: June 26, 2009

Citation
Ming Yan, Wenxue Li, Qiang Hao, Yao Li, and Heping Zeng, "Square nanosecond Yb- and Er-doped fiber lasers passively synchronized to a Ti:sapphire laser based on cross-absorption modulation," Opt. Lett. 34, 2018-2020 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-13-2018

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