Abstract

When lasers with a long gain-relaxation time are actively mode locked at a harmonic of the round-trip frequency, the energy fluctuates from pulse to pulse unless stabilized. We report a new principle for pulse energy stabilization in harmonically mode-locked lasers.

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Figures (7)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Intensity-dependent transmission produced by nonlinear polarization rotation.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Fiber laser used in the experiment.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

APM pulse trains as the pump power was successively decreased from (a) to (d). The modulator frequency was 510 MHz (17 times the round-trip frequency). The horizontal scale is 5 ns/division.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

APL pulse train for the same situation as in Fig. 3.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

1.05-GHz APL pulse train shown on a sampling scope. The horizontal scale is 200 ps/division.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Spectrum of the 1.05-GHz APL pulse train measured from the current of a fast detector. The vertical scale is 10 dB/division, and the resolution bandwidth is 300 kHz.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

1.05-GHz APL pulse train optical spectrum measured with a scanning Fabry–Perot interferometer. The horizontal scale is 4.5 GHz/division.

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