Abstract

A passive harmonically mode-locked fiber laser cladding pumped by a broad-area diode-laser array is described. Harmonic mode locking is obtained in a frequency range from 33.3 to 128.6 MHz, where the higher frequency limit is imposed because of insufficient available pump power. The maximum pulse jitter in one cavity round-trip time is between 300 and 50 ps in the whole frequency range, and the sidebands in the frequency domain are suppressed by as much as 50 dB. 600-fs bandwidth-limited pulses with pulse energies of as much as 20 pJ are obtained, giving rise to an average output power as great as 2.5 mW.

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E. Snitzer, H. Po, F. Hakimi, R. Tumminelli, B. C. McCollum, in Optical Fiber Sensors, Vol. 2 of 1988 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper PD5.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Setup of a harmonically mode-locked cladding-pumped fiber laser: SA, saturable absorber; L1–L3, lenses; M1–M3, mirrors; P, polarizer; FR, Faraday rotator.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Number of pulses in the cavity as a function of slow upramping and downramping of pump current.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Rf spectrum for a harmonically mode-locked laser operating with 14 pulses in the cavity. The rf sidebands are suppressed by more than 50 dB.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Pulse spectrum for a harmonically mode-locked fiber laser.

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