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Stable generation of femtosecond tunable pulses using a passively mode-locked fiber laser
Author(s): Michiyuki Endo; Gorachand Ghosh; Yuichi Tanaka
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Paper Abstract

A passively mode-locked fiber laser is developed to generate stable tunable pulses with duration of 270 - 325 fs pumped by a semiconductor laser diode. The lasing wavelength is tuned continuously over a wavelength range of 60 nm by rotating a bulk band-pass filter inserted in the cavity. We reduce the phase noise by minimizing the intensity fluctuation of the pump source, and by controlling the influence of airflow and temperature fluctuation of the cavity. The estimated jitters is to be below 31 X 10-6 (0.7 ps) at a center wavelength of 1.558 micrometers , and to be below 86 X 10-6 (1.8 ps) over a 25 nm wavelength tuning range, using a power spectrum technique.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 1999
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3729, Selected Papers from International Conference on Optics and Optoelectronics '98, (29 April 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.346799
Show Author Affiliations
Michiyuki Endo, Electrotechnical Lab. (Japan)
Gorachand Ghosh, Femtosecond Technology Research Association and Electrotechnical Lab. (Japan)
Yuichi Tanaka, Oyokoden Lab. Co., Ltd. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3729:
Selected Papers from International Conference on Optics and Optoelectronics '98
Kehar Singh; Om Prakash Nijhawan; Arun Kumar Gupta; A. K. Musla, Editor(s)

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