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Simple passively modelocked fiber laser oscillator
Author(s): Reinhard K. Erdmann; Steven T. Johns; Kenneth J. Teegarden; Salahuddin Qazi
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Paper Abstract

We report the development of a simple self starting passively mode locked diode pumped laser oscillator utilizing erbium doped fiber and a minimum number of readily available components. With pump powers as low as 8.0 mw, the oscillator generates stable pulses of 1.2 ns width and rates of 5.0 MHz at wavelengths around 1.55 micrometers . Evidence exists for substructure as short as 35 ps within the 1.2 ns pulses. A mechanism for the observed characteristics of the oscillator based on the all optical Kerr effect is proposed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2073, Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers V, (15 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.168604
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Reinhard K. Erdmann, Rome Lab. Photonics Ctr. (United States)
Steven T. Johns, Rome Lab. Photonics Ctr. (United States)
Kenneth J. Teegarden, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Salahuddin Qazi, SUNY/Utica (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2073:
Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers V
Michel J. F. Digonnet, Editor(s)

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