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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2014
  • pp: 68–71

Long-cavity all-fiber ring laser actively mode locked with an in-fiber bandpass acousto-optic modulator

C. Cuadrado-Laborde, M. Bello-Jiménez, A. Díez, J. L. Cruz, and M. V. Andrés  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 1, pp. 68-71 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.000068


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Abstract

We demonstrate low-frequency active mode locking of an erbium-doped all-fiber ring laser. As the mode locker, we used a new in-fiber bandpass acousto-optic modulator showing 74% modulation depth, 3.7 dB power insertion losses, 4.5 nm of optical bandwidth, and 20 dB of nonresonant light suppression. The laser generates 330 ps mode-locked pulses over a 10 ns pedestal, at a 1.538 MHz frequency, with 130 mW of pump power.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(230.1040) Optical devices : Acousto-optical devices

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 17, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 16, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 18, 2013
Published: December 19, 2013

Citation
C. Cuadrado-Laborde, M. Bello-Jiménez, A. Díez, J. L. Cruz, and M. V. Andrés, "Long-cavity all-fiber ring laser actively mode locked with an in-fiber bandpass acousto-optic modulator," Opt. Lett. 39, 68-71 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-1-68

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