Abstract

Cross-phase and self-phase modulation are used for self-sustained mode locking of a high-power neodymium glass fiber laser. Stable pulses with a FWHM as short as 70 fs and pulse energies of as much as 1 nJ are generated at a wavelength of 1.064 μm.

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R. Ulrich, A. Simon, Appl. Opt. 18, 224 (1979).

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J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

Opt. Lett. (8)

Other (1)

J. Squier, F. Salin, C. Royer, S. Coe, G. Mourou, in Conference on lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CPDP9.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Operation principle of a nonlinear Fabry–Perot cavity and (b) its experimental verification. AOM, acousto-optic modulator.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Nonlinear reflection as a function of total intracavity nonlinear phase delay for a weakly linearly birefringent fiber. δΦ0 > 0 and δΦ0 < 0 correspond to input coupling close to the slow and the fast axes, respectively.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Autocorrelation trace of a typical pulse generated with a 24-cm length of fiber. The pulse width is 70 fs assuming a sech2 shape.

Equations (3)

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Φ x = { β x + k n 2 [ A x 2 + ( 2 / 3 ) A y 2 ] } 2 L ,
Φ y = { β y + k n 2 [ A y 2 + ( 2 / 3 ) A x 2 ] } 2 L ,
R nl = cos 4 α + sin 4 α + 2 cos 2 α sin 2 α cos δ Φ ,

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