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Passively mode-locked Ytterbium-doped double-clad fiber laser
Author(s): Francois Sanchez; H. Leblond; M. Salhi; Ammar Hideur; Thierry Chartier; Marc Brunel
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Paper Abstract

We consider an Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser in a unidirectional ring cavity containing a polarizer placed between two half-wave plates. Depending on the orientation of the phase plates, the laser operates in continuous, Q-switch, mode-lock or unstable self-pulsing regime. An experimental study of the stability of the mode locking regime is realized versus the orientation of the half-wave plates. A model for the stability of self-mode locking and cw operation is developed. The model is reduced to a master equation in which the coefficients are explicitly dependent on the orientation angles of the phase plates.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 July 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5036, Photonics, Devices, and Systems II, (8 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.498595
Show Author Affiliations
Francois Sanchez, Univ. d'Angers/Lab. POMA (France)
H. Leblond, Univ. d'Angers/Lab. POMA (France)
M. Salhi, Univ. d'Angers/Lab. POMA (France)
Ammar Hideur, Univ. de Rouen/CORIA Groupe d'Optique et Optronique (France)
Thierry Chartier, Univ. de Rouen/CORIA Groupe d'Optique et Optronique (France)
Marc Brunel, Univ. de Rouen/CORIA Groupe d'Optique et Optronique (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5036:
Photonics, Devices, and Systems II
Miroslav Hrabovsky; Dagmar Senderakova; Pavel Tomanek, Editor(s)

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