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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2014
  • pp: 1418–1421

All-fiber fundamentally mode-locked 12  GHz laser oscillator based on an Er/Yb-doped phosphate glass fiber

Rajesh Thapa, Dan Nguyen, Jie Zong, and Arturo Chavez-Pirson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 6, pp. 1418-1421 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.001418


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Abstract

We have developed a compact and stable all-fiber fundamentally mode-locked 12 GHz laser system. The passively mode-locked laser centered at 1535 nm has temporal pulse width of 2ps and average power of 5 mW. The timing jitter, which is cumulative from pulse-to-pulse, has been measured using an optical cross-correlation method and found to be 44fs/pulse. The self-starting, mode-locked laser consists of a semiconductor-based saturable absorber with high modulation depth and a high gain per unit length, polarization-maintaining 0.8 cm long Er/Yb phosphate fiber as a gain medium.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: December 4, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 26, 2014
Published: March 6, 2014

Citation
Rajesh Thapa, Dan Nguyen, Jie Zong, and Arturo Chavez-Pirson, "All-fiber fundamentally mode-locked 12  GHz laser oscillator based on an Er/Yb-doped phosphate glass fiber," Opt. Lett. 39, 1418-1421 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-6-1418


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