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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2014
  • pp: 2133–2136

Stable, self-starting, passively mode-locked fiber ring laser of the 3  μm class

Tomonori Hu, Darren D. Hudson, and Stuart D. Jackson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 7, pp. 2133-2136 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.002133


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Abstract

We report a passively mode-locked Ho3+Pr3+-doped fluoride fiber laser, producing 6 ps pulses at a repetition rate of 24.8 MHz, with a peak power of 465 W. For the first time, a ring cavity was demonstrated in a fluoride fiber laser arrangement which was essential to the generation of stable and self-starting mode-locked pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3560) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ring
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 21, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 3, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 4, 2014
Published: March 31, 2014

Citation
Tomonori Hu, Darren D. Hudson, and Stuart D. Jackson, "Stable, self-starting, passively mode-locked fiber ring laser of the 3  μm class," Opt. Lett. 39, 2133-2136 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-7-2133


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