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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2009
  • pp: 2120–2122

Passively mode-locked erbium-doped double-clad fiber laser operating at the 322nd harmonic

F. Amrani, A. Haboucha, M. Salhi, H. Leblond, A. Komarov, Ph. Grelu, and F. Sanchez  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 14, pp. 2120-2122 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.002120


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Abstract

We report passive mode locking of a soliton erbium-doped double-clad fiber laser operating at the 322nd harmonic of the fundamental cavity frequency. Repetition rates up to 3 GHz have been obtained with pulses of 1 ps duration and 18 pJ of energy. The supermode suppression at the 322nd harmonic is better than 25 dB . In addition, the transition dynamics from a bunched state of pulses to stable harmonic mode locking is presented, revealing a very long time scale.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 21, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 26, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 28, 2009
Published: July 7, 2009

Citation
F. Amrani, A. Haboucha, M. Salhi, H. Leblond, A. Komarov, Ph. Grelu, and F. Sanchez, "Passively mode-locked erbium-doped double-clad fiber laser operating at the 322nd harmonic," Opt. Lett. 34, 2120-2122 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-14-2120

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