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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2011
  • pp: 2620–2622

130 mW average power, 4.6 nJ pulse energy, 10.2 ps pulse duration from an Er 3 + fiber oscillator passively mode locked by a resonant saturable absorber mirror

Amélie Cabasse, Dmitry Gaponov, Khadime Ndao, Aghiad Khadour, Jean-Louis Oudar, and Gilles Martel  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 14, pp. 2620-2622 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.002620


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Abstract

An Er 3 + fiber laser passively mode locked by a resonant saturable absorber mirror achieves more than 130 mW average power at 1560 nm from a Fabry–Perot cavity. The pulsed regime is self-starting from the CW regime without any Q-switch transition. The output pulse has a duration of 10.2 ps and can be extracavity dechirped with 42% efficiency down to 614 fs , which represents 1.2 times the Fourier limit imposed by the spectrum. To date, this corresponds to the highest averaged power directly extracted at such a wavelength from a fiber laser mode locked with a saturable absorber mirror.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(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: March 29, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 23, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 6, 2011
Published: July 11, 2011

Citation
Amélie Cabasse, Dmitry Gaponov, Khadime Ndao, Aghiad Khadour, Jean-Louis Oudar, and Gilles Martel, "130 mW average power, 4.6 nJ pulse energy, 10.2 ps pulse duration from an Er3+ fiber oscillator passively mode locked by a resonant saturable absorber mirror," Opt. Lett. 36, 2620-2622 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-14-2620

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