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Time response of a phase-modulated mode-locked figure-eight fiber laser
Author(s): Shyh-Lin Tsao; Chih-Shang Liu; Huang-Cuang Lin
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Paper Abstract

We purpose a new design configuration of a phase modulated mode-locked figure eight laser(F8L)with two EDFAs and experimentally measure its characteristics in this paper. Our designed F8L mode-locked laser concludes two EFDAs, an isolator, a phase modulator(PM), two polarization controllers(PC)and two unbalance couplers(90:10). Two PCs are put at the input and output of two EDFAs to fix the polarization of light to generate a stable mode-locking laser output. A nonlinear loop mirror(NLM) is used to make the pulse being compressed. The PM can add an RF modulation signal to help mode-locking of the ultrashort pulse. Preliminary experimental demonstration is given in this paper. We present the time relative responses of this system for high speed photography triggering.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 February 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5210, Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography, Photonics, and Videography, (6 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.505759
Show Author Affiliations
Shyh-Lin Tsao, National Taiwan Normal Univ. (Taiwan)
Chih-Shang Liu, National Taiwan Normal Univ. (Taiwan)
Huang-Cuang Lin, National Taiwan Normal Univ. (Taiwan)
Yuan Ze Univ. (Taiwan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5210:
Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography, Photonics, and Videography
Donald R. Snyder, Editor(s)

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