Abstract

An erbium-doped monomode fiber that exhibits enhanced optical nonlinearity has been incorporated into a coupled-cavity mode-locked (CCM) KCl:Tl laser, from which stable, sub-100-fsec pulses have been produced near 1.5 μm. Spectral measurements of the CCM laser output also indicate the existence of a self-frequency shift that can provide pulse generation in two distinct wavelength regimes.

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1986 (3)

S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, R. J. Mears, M. E. Fermann, R. I. Laming, IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. LT-4, 870 (1986).
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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1984 (1)

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R. H. Stolen, Proc. IEEE 68, 1232 (1980).
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R. H. Stolen, C. Lin, Phys. Rev. 17, 1448 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Blow, K. J.

Crust, D. W.

P. N. Kean, X. Zhu, D. W. Crust, R. S. Grant, N. Langford, W. Sibbett, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper PD7; Opt. Lett. 14, 39 (1989).
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Fermann, M. E.

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[CrossRef]

Gordon, J. P.

Grant, R. S.

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[PubMed]

Hall, K. L.

Haus, H. A.

Ippen, E. P.

Kean, P. N.

P. N. Kean, X. Zhu, D. W. Crust, R. S. Grant, N. Langford, W. Sibbett, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper PD7; Opt. Lett. 14, 39 (1989).
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X. Zhu, P. N. Kean, W. Sibbett, “Spectral and temporal characterizations of coupled-cavity mode locking in a KCl:Tl color center laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron, (to be published).

Kelly, S. M. J.

S. M. J. Kelly, Opt. Commun. 70, 495 (1989).
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Laming, R. I.

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Langford, N.

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Lin, C.

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Liu, L. Y.

Mark, J.

Mears, R. J.

S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, R. J. Mears, M. E. Fermann, R. I. Laming, IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. LT-4, 870 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Mitschke, F. M.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

Mollenauer, L. F.

Nelson, B. P.

Ouellette, F.

F. Ouellette, M. Piche, Can. J. Phys. 66, 903 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Payne, D. N.

S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, R. J. Mears, M. E. Fermann, R. I. Laming, IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. LT-4, 870 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Piche, M.

F. Ouellette, M. Piche, Can. J. Phys. 66, 903 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Pinto, J. F.

C. P. Yakymyshyn, J. F. Pinto, C. R. Pollock, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), paper FQ-3; Opt. Lett. 14, 612 (1989).
[PubMed]

Pollock, C. R.

C. P. Yakymyshyn, J. F. Pinto, C. R. Pollock, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), paper FQ-3; Opt. Lett. 14, 612 (1989).
[PubMed]

Poole, S. B.

S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, R. J. Mears, M. E. Fermann, R. I. Laming, IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. LT-4, 870 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Sibbett, W.

X. Zhu, P. N. Kean, W. Sibbett, “Spectral and temporal characterizations of coupled-cavity mode locking in a KCl:Tl color center laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron, (to be published).

P. N. Kean, X. Zhu, D. W. Crust, R. S. Grant, N. Langford, W. Sibbett, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper PD7; Opt. Lett. 14, 39 (1989).
[PubMed]

W. Sibbett, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), paper FQ-1.

Stolen, R. H.

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

R. H. Stolen, Proc. IEEE 68, 1232 (1980).
[CrossRef]

R. H. Stolen, C. Lin, Phys. Rev. 17, 1448 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Wood, D.

Yakymyshyn, C. P.

C. P. Yakymyshyn, J. F. Pinto, C. R. Pollock, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), paper FQ-3; Opt. Lett. 14, 612 (1989).
[PubMed]

Zhu, X.

P. N. Kean, X. Zhu, D. W. Crust, R. S. Grant, N. Langford, W. Sibbett, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper PD7; Opt. Lett. 14, 39 (1989).
[PubMed]

X. Zhu, P. N. Kean, W. Sibbett, “Spectral and temporal characterizations of coupled-cavity mode locking in a KCl:Tl color center laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron, (to be published).

Can. J. Phys. (1)

F. Ouellette, M. Piche, Can. J. Phys. 66, 903 (1988).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, R. J. Mears, M. E. Fermann, R. I. Laming, IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. LT-4, 870 (1986).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

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

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Commun. (1)

S. M. J. Kelly, Opt. Commun. 70, 495 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (5)

Phys. Rev. (1)

R. H. Stolen, C. Lin, Phys. Rev. 17, 1448 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Proc. IEEE (1)

R. H. Stolen, Proc. IEEE 68, 1232 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Other (4)

X. Zhu, P. N. Kean, W. Sibbett, “Spectral and temporal characterizations of coupled-cavity mode locking in a KCl:Tl color center laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron, (to be published).

P. N. Kean, X. Zhu, D. W. Crust, R. S. Grant, N. Langford, W. Sibbett, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper PD7; Opt. Lett. 14, 39 (1989).
[PubMed]

W. Sibbett, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), paper FQ-1.

C. P. Yakymyshyn, J. F. Pinto, C. R. Pollock, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), paper FQ-3; Opt. Lett. 14, 612 (1989).
[PubMed]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Spectra for a synchronously pumped KCl:Tl color-center laser [curve (a)] and a CCM laser [curve (b)]. The inset is the second-harmonic-generation intensity autocorrelation trace that corresponds to curve (b).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Frequency-shifted spectral characteristics of CCM laser output for an average power of 24 mW in the control fiber. The real-time autocorrelation trace [curve (a)] corresponds to the CCM laser spectrum [curve (b)]. The spectrum for the KCl:Tl synchronously pumped color-center laser is included as curve (c).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Interferometric autocorrelation trace of 76-fsec pulses from the CCM laser (15 optical cycles at FWHM). (b) The intensity autocorrelation trace of 74-fsec pulses.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Spectral and temporal characteristics of (a), (b), the CCM KCl:T1 laser without an intracavity birefringent filter; (c), (d), the pulses returning from the fiber in the control cavity; (e), (f), the spectrally selected blue component of the return pulses; (g), (h), the spectrally selected red component of the return pulses.

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