3 June 1994 Low-threshold passively mode-locked erbium fiber ring lasers
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The operating characteristics of a simple self-starting mode-locked erbium fiber ring laser based on a commercial optical fiber gain module are described. The laser produces pulses of the order of 50 mW. In contrast to earlier lasers of the same type, no polarizing element was needed in the ring to initiate mode locking. the implications of this fact relative to possible mechanisms for mode locking are discussed.
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Kenneth J. Teegarden, Kenneth J. Teegarden, Reinhard K. Erdmann, Reinhard K. Erdmann, Salahuddin Qazi, Salahuddin Qazi, } "Low-threshold passively mode-locked erbium fiber ring lasers", Proc. SPIE 2216, Photonics at the Air Force Photonics Center, (3 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.177325; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.177325

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