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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2013
  • pp: 347–349

Repetition frequency pulling effects in asynchronous mode-locking

Siao-Shan Jyu and Yinchieh Lai  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 3, pp. 347-349 (2013)

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Repetition frequency pulling effects are found to exist in asynchronous harmonic mode-locked fiber soliton lasers. The deviation frequency of asynchronous mode-locking is found to be dependent on the active modulation depth, not wholly determined by the difference between the intracavity active modulation frequency and the cavity harmonic repetition frequency. Transition from asynchronous to synchronous mode-locking will also occur when the modulation depth is above the threshold. Independent repetition frequency control of asynchronous mode-locked laser can be achieved through the effects.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: October 15, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 21, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 23, 2012
Published: January 28, 2013

Siao-Shan Jyu and Yinchieh Lai, "Repetition frequency pulling effects in asynchronous mode-locking," Opt. Lett. 38, 347-349 (2013)

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