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Low-threshold passively mode-locked erbium fiber ring lasers
Author(s): Kenneth J. Teegarden; Reinhard K. Erdmann; Salahuddin Qazi
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Paper Abstract

The operating characteristics of a simple self-starting mode-locked erbium fiber ring laser based on a commercial optical fiber gain module are described. The laser produces pulses of the order of 50 mW. In contrast to earlier lasers of the same type, no polarizing element was needed in the ring to initiate mode locking. the implications of this fact relative to possible mechanisms for mode locking are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2216, Photonics at the Air Force Photonics Center, (3 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.177325
Show Author Affiliations
Kenneth J. Teegarden, Institute of Optics/Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Reinhard K. Erdmann, Air Force Photonics Ctr./Rome Lab. (United States)
Salahuddin Qazi, SUNY/Utica (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2216:
Photonics at the Air Force Photonics Center
Andrew R. Pirich; Paul Sierak, Editor(s)

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