Abstract

The operation of an additive-pulse mode-locked NaCl:OH color-center laser is described. Stable output pulses as short as 75 fsec have been obtained. The laser is tunable from 1.51 to 1.65 μm, with 300 mW of average output power at 1.6 μm.

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1988

1986

J. F. Pinto, E. Georgiou, C. R. Pollock, Opt. Lett. 11, 519 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. M. Mitschke, L. F. Mollenauer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 2242 (1986).
[CrossRef]

1984

Blow, K. J.

Burns, D.

P. N. Kean, R. S. Grant, X. Zhu, D. W. Crust, D. Burns, W. Sibbett, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper PD7-1.

Crust, D. W.

P. N. Kean, R. S. Grant, X. Zhu, D. W. Crust, D. Burns, W. Sibbett, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper PD7-1.

Georgiou, E.

Grant, R. S.

P. N. Kean, R. S. Grant, X. Zhu, D. W. Crust, D. Burns, W. Sibbett, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper PD7-1.

Hall, K.

Haus, H. A.

J. Mark, L. Y. Liu, K. Hall, H. A. Haus, E. P. Ippen, Opt. Lett. 14, 48 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. A. Haus, Waves and Fields in Optoelectronics (Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1984).

Ippen, E. P.

Kean, P. N.

P. N. Kean, R. S. Grant, X. Zhu, D. W. Crust, D. Burns, W. Sibbett, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper PD7-1.

Liu, L. Y.

Mark, J.

Mitschke, F. M.

F. M. Mitschke, L. F. Mollenauer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 2242 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Mollenauer, L. F.

F. M. Mitschke, L. F. Mollenauer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 2242 (1986).
[CrossRef]

L. F. Mollenauer, R. H. Stolen, Opt. Lett. 9, 13 (1984).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Nelson, B. P.

Pinto, J. F.

Pollock, C. R.

J. F. Pinto, E. Georgiou, C. R. Pollock, Opt. Lett. 11, 519 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. R. Pollock, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper MJ-2.

Sibbett, W.

P. N. Kean, R. S. Grant, X. Zhu, D. W. Crust, D. Burns, W. Sibbett, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper PD7-1.

Stolen, R. H.

Zhu, X.

P. N. Kean, R. S. Grant, X. Zhu, D. W. Crust, D. Burns, W. Sibbett, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper PD7-1.

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

F. M. Mitschke, L. F. Mollenauer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 2242 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Other

H. A. Haus, Waves and Fields in Optoelectronics (Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1984).

P. N. Kean, R. S. Grant, X. Zhu, D. W. Crust, D. Burns, W. Sibbett, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper PD7-1.

C. R. Pollock, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper MJ-2.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the NaCl:OH APM laser. HR's, high reflectors; BS, beam splitter; PD, germanium photodiode; OC, output coupler; PZT, piezoelectric translator; BTP, quartz birefringent tuner plate. All lenses are antireflection coated for 1.5 μm.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Tuning curve for the NaCl:OH APM laser.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Noncollinear autocorrelation trace of a 75-fsec pulse and (inset) the corresponding frequency spectrum with a FWHM of 4.5 THz. The time-bandwidth product is 0.34 ± 0.03.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Variation in the laser output pulse width with modulation index for fixed phase chirps of Φm = π/2, π, 2π. The solid lines are fitted to the data to indicate trends.

Equations (5)

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b 1 = r a 1 + ( 1 r 2 ) 1 / 2 a 2 ,
b 2 = ( 1 r 2 ) 1 / 2 a 1 a 2 r .
a 2 = b 2 K exp i [ Δ ϕ + Φ ( t ) ] ,
| Γ ( t ) | 2 = r 2 { 1 + Δ 2 + 2 Δ cos [ Δ ϕ + Φ ( t ) ] } ,
Δ = K ( 1 r 2 ) / r .

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