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Passively mode-locked picosecond erbium-doped fiber lasers using multiple quantum well saturable absorbers
Author(s): Michael J. Hayduk; Mark F. Krol; Clifford R. Pollock; Kenneth J. Teegarden; Gary W. Wicks; Walter Kaechele
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Paper Abstract

An experimental study of the mode-locking process in erbium- doped fiber lasers (EDFLs) operating at 1.55 micrometer using multiple quantum well saturable absorbers is described. The self-starting passively mode-locked laser was constructed in a Fabry-Perot configuration using the saturable absorber as the back reflector of the cavity. Picosecond pulses that ranged from 3.1 to 38.8 ps were generated using a series of saturable absorbers. The pulse widths were dependent upon the optical properties of the saturable absorber used as the mode- locking element as well as the dispersive elements contained within the cavity. The output power of the EDFL varied from 0.2 to 6.7 mW and was also dependent upon the saturable absorber used in the cavity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 July 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3384, Photonic Processing Technology and Applications II, (31 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317649
Show Author Affiliations
Michael J. Hayduk, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Mark F. Krol, Corning Inc. (United States)
Clifford R. Pollock, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Kenneth J. Teegarden, The Institute of Optics/Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Gary W. Wicks, The Institute of Optics/Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Walter Kaechele, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3384:
Photonic Processing Technology and Applications II
Andrew R. Pirich; Michael A. Parker, Editor(s)

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