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Self-starting mode-locked erbium fiber laser using grating reflectors
Author(s): Kenneth J. Teegarden; Reinhard K. Erdmann
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Paper Abstract

The construction and operating characteristics of a compact self starting mode locked erbium fiber laser are described in this paper. The laser employs a Fabry-Perot cavity with a fiber grating as one reflector and a nonlinear mirror based on a saturable absorber as the other. It operates at a pump power of less than 50 mW and produces mode locked pulses of 16.5 ps duration at a frequency of 3.25 MHz and a peak power of about 20 W.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2481, Photonic Device Engineering for Dual-Use Applications, (30 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.212696
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Kenneth J. Teegarden, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Reinhard K. Erdmann, Air Force Rome Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2481:
Photonic Device Engineering for Dual-Use Applications
Andrew R. Pirich, Editor(s)

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