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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1432–1434

High-energy laser pulse with a submegahertz repetition rate from a passively mode-locked fiber laser

Xiaolong Tian, Ming Tang, Perry Ping Shum, Yandong Gong, Chinlon Lin, Songnian Fu, and Taishi Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 9, pp. 1432-1434 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.001432


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Abstract

We demonstrate an ultralong cavity, all-fiber, all-normal-dispersion Yb-doped fiber laser that is passively mode locked by a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM). Without any discrete dispersion-compensation components or conventional spectral filters, the SESAM works together with the strongly chirped pulse and the nonlinearity induced spectrum broadening to perform a filtering-equivalent function, thus stabilizing the mode locking. The laser generates 4.3 nJ stable mode-locked pulses with a 397 kHz fundamental repetition rate at a 1068 nm central wavelength.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(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: December 22, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 6, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 6, 2009
Published: April 28, 2009

Citation
Xiaolong Tian, Ming Tang, Perry Ping Shum, Yandong Gong, Chinlon Lin, Songnian Fu, and Taishi Zhang, "High-energy laser pulse with a submegahertz repetition rate from a passively mode-locked fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 34, 1432-1434 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-9-1432

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