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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2014
  • pp: 3294–3297

Fiber Bragg grating stabilization of a passively mode-locked 2.8  μm Er3+: fluoride glass fiber laser

Adil Haboucha, Vincent Fortin, Martin Bernier, Jérôme Genest, Younès Messaddeq, and Réal Vallée  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 11, pp. 3294-3297 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.003294


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Abstract

We report the first stable mode-locking from an Er3+: fluoride glass fiber laser linear cavity operating near 3 μm to the best of our knowledge. The linear cavity includes a saturable absorber mirror and a fiber Bragg grating to provide a controlled and wavelength selective feedback. The pulse train has a 51.75 MHz repetition rate, an estimated 60 ps pulse duration, and an average power of 440 mW. The stable and self-starting mode-locking regime is confirmed by RF spectral measurements and is maintained over several hours.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2390) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics, infrared
(060.2410) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, erbium
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.3538) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, pulsed
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 5, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 22, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 29, 2014
Published: May 29, 2014

Citation
Adil Haboucha, Vincent Fortin, Martin Bernier, Jérôme Genest, Younès Messaddeq, and Réal Vallée, "Fiber Bragg grating stabilization of a passively mode-locked 2.8  μm Er3+: fluoride glass fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 39, 3294-3297 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-11-3294


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