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15 February 1994 Simple passively mode-locked fiber laser oscillator
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Proceedings Volume 2073, Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers V; (1994)
Event: Optical Tools for Manufacturing and Advanced Automation, 1993, Boston, MA, United States
We report the development of a simple self starting passively mode locked diode pumped laser oscillator utilizing erbium doped fiber and a minimum number of readily available components. With pump powers as low as 8.0 mw, the oscillator generates stable pulses of 1.2 ns width and rates of 5.0 MHz at wavelengths around 1.55 micrometers . Evidence exists for substructure as short as 35 ps within the 1.2 ns pulses. A mechanism for the observed characteristics of the oscillator based on the all optical Kerr effect is proposed.
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Reinhard K. Erdmann, Steven T. Johns, Kenneth J. Teegarden, and Salahuddin Qazi "Simple passively mode-locked fiber laser oscillator", Proc. SPIE 2073, Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers V, (15 February 1994);

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