Abstract

A passively switched Ho3+, Pr3+ codoped fluoride fiber laser using a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM) is demonstrated. Q-switching and partial mode-locking were observed with the output power produced at a slope efficiency of 24% with respect to the absorbed pump power. The partially mode-locked 2.87 μm pulses operated at a repetition rate of 27.1 MHz with an average power of 132 mW, pulse energy of 4.9 nJ, and pulse width of 24 ps.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic of the experiment setup. D1-D2 represents the pump diodes, pbs represents the polarizing beam splitter, and PD represents the photodetector.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Measured pulse width and repetition rate as a function of the launched pump power in the passively Q-switching regime.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Measured output pulse train in (a) Q-switched mode-locking and (b) cw mode-locking regimes.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Measured spectrum for cw and mode-locked pulsed operation at launched pump power of 685 mW.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Schematic of the layout of the intensity autocorrelator and the autocorrelation trace at 132 mW average output power. The mode-locked pulses are 24 ps in duration. The oscillations on the edges of the autocorrelation correspond to background noise on the detection system and not to an optical signal.

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