Abstract

We report what is to our knowledge the first femtosecond pulse generation at 1.3 μm in a Pr3+-doped fluoride fiber laser. After optimization of the cavity length and dispersion, the laser generated pulses as short as 620 fs. We also describe self-stabilization and self-organization of the output pulse train at repetition rates from the fundamental cavity frequency of 700 kHz up to 440 MHz and report on polarization effects.

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1993 (6)

M. Nakazawa, E. Yoshida, Y. Kimura, Electron. Lett. 29, 63 (1993).
[CrossRef]

T. Sugawa, E. Yoshida, Y. Miyajima, M. Nakazawa, Electron. Lett. 29, 902 (1993).
[CrossRef]

M. J. Guy, J. R. Taylor, Electron. Lett. 29, 2044 (1993).
[CrossRef]

A. B. Grudinin, D. J. Richardson, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 29, 1860 (1993).
[CrossRef]

M. E. Fermann, M. J. Andrejco, Y. Silberberg, Opt. Lett. 18, 894 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. J. Guy, D. U. Noske, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Lett. 18, 1447 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1992 (3)

D. U. Noske, N. Pandit, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Lett. 17, 1515 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. M. J. Kelly, Electron. Lett. 28, 806 (1992).
[CrossRef]

V. J. Matsas, T. P. Newson, D. J. Richardson, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 28, 1391 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Andrejco, M. J.

Duling, N.

N. Duling, in Annual Meeting, Vol. 15 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper PDP4.

Fermann, M. E.

Grudinin, A. B.

A. B. Grudinin, D. J. Richardson, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 29, 1860 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Guy, M. J.

Kelly, S. M. J.

S. M. J. Kelly, Electron. Lett. 28, 806 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Kimura, Y.

M. Nakazawa, E. Yoshida, Y. Kimura, Electron. Lett. 29, 63 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Matsas, V. J.

V. J. Matsas, T. P. Newson, D. J. Richardson, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 28, 1391 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Miyajima, Y.

T. Sugawa, E. Yoshida, Y. Miyajima, M. Nakazawa, Electron. Lett. 29, 902 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Nakazawa, M.

T. Sugawa, E. Yoshida, Y. Miyajima, M. Nakazawa, Electron. Lett. 29, 902 (1993).
[CrossRef]

M. Nakazawa, E. Yoshida, Y. Kimura, Electron. Lett. 29, 63 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Newson, T. P.

V. J. Matsas, T. P. Newson, D. J. Richardson, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 28, 1391 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Noske, D. U.

Pandit, N.

Payne, D. N.

A. B. Grudinin, D. J. Richardson, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 29, 1860 (1993).
[CrossRef]

V. J. Matsas, T. P. Newson, D. J. Richardson, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 28, 1391 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Richardson, D. J.

A. B. Grudinin, D. J. Richardson, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 29, 1860 (1993).
[CrossRef]

V. J. Matsas, T. P. Newson, D. J. Richardson, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 28, 1391 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Silberberg, Y.

Sugawa, T.

T. Sugawa, E. Yoshida, Y. Miyajima, M. Nakazawa, Electron. Lett. 29, 902 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Taylor, J. R.

Yoshida, E.

T. Sugawa, E. Yoshida, Y. Miyajima, M. Nakazawa, Electron. Lett. 29, 902 (1993).
[CrossRef]

M. Nakazawa, E. Yoshida, Y. Kimura, Electron. Lett. 29, 63 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (6)

M. Nakazawa, E. Yoshida, Y. Kimura, Electron. Lett. 29, 63 (1993).
[CrossRef]

T. Sugawa, E. Yoshida, Y. Miyajima, M. Nakazawa, Electron. Lett. 29, 902 (1993).
[CrossRef]

S. M. J. Kelly, Electron. Lett. 28, 806 (1992).
[CrossRef]

V. J. Matsas, T. P. Newson, D. J. Richardson, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 28, 1391 (1992).
[CrossRef]

M. J. Guy, J. R. Taylor, Electron. Lett. 29, 2044 (1993).
[CrossRef]

A. B. Grudinin, D. J. Richardson, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 29, 1860 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (1)

N. Duling, in Annual Meeting, Vol. 15 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper PDP4.

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the Pr3+ fluoride fiber figure-of-eight laser cavity.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Variation of output power with pump wavelength at constant pump power for the Pr3+ laser.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Autocorrelation trace of 620-fs pulses generated from the Pr3+ laser. The inset shows the spectrum. S.H., second-harmonic.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Output spectrum of a laser with the cw component reduced through optimizing cavity polarization control. The inset shows the associated autocorrelation trace.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Polarization-resolved spectra (the dashed and solid curves are orthogonal polarizations) of the output of the Pr3+ laser. The inset shows the autocorrelation trace of pulses corresponding to the solid curve.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Representative self-stabilized pulse trains generated by the Pr3+ laser at (a) 1.4 MHz and (b) 437 MHz.

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