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The role of the saturable absorber in a mode-locked fiber laser
Author(s): Dmitriy Churin; Khanh Kieu; Nasser Peyghambarian
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Paper Abstract

We experimentally investigated the role of the saturable absorber (SA) in a mode-locked fiber laser. It is shown that the modulation depth of the SA significantly affects the pulse duration at the laser output for a given cavity design (mainly cavity dispersion and nonlinearity).

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Date Published: 16 February 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8237, Fiber Lasers IX: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 823722 (16 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.909499
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Dmitriy Churin, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Khanh Kieu, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Nasser Peyghambarian, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8237:
Fiber Lasers IX: Technology, Systems, and Applications
Eric C. Honea; Sami T. Hendow, Editor(s)

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