Abstract

We report the generation of high-repetition-rate pulses from an erbium-doped fiber laser with a phase-driven optical loop mirror as a cavity dumper. The result demonstrates the potential of this novel method for efficient and ultrafast cavity dumping of fiber lasers.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

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1994 (1)

I. Abdulhalim, C. N. Pannell, K. P. Jedrzejewski, E. R. Taylor, Opt. Quantum Electron. 26, 997 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1993 (2)

J. T. Kringlebotn, P. R. Morkel, L. Reekie, J.-L. Archambault, D. N. Payne, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1162 (1993).
[CrossRef]

J. K. Lucek, K. Smith, Opt. Lett. 18, 1226 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1992 (1)

B. P. Nelson, K. Smith, K. J. Blow, Electron. Lett. 28, 656 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1988 (1)

Abdulhalim, I.

I. Abdulhalim, C. N. Pannell, K. P. Jedrzejewski, E. R. Taylor, Opt. Quantum Electron. 26, 997 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Archambault, J.-L.

J. T. Kringlebotn, P. R. Morkel, L. Reekie, J.-L. Archambault, D. N. Payne, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1162 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Blow, K. J.

B. P. Nelson, K. Smith, K. J. Blow, Electron. Lett. 28, 656 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Doran, N. J.

Jedrzejewski, K. P.

I. Abdulhalim, C. N. Pannell, K. P. Jedrzejewski, E. R. Taylor, Opt. Quantum Electron. 26, 997 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Kringlebotn, J. T.

J. T. Kringlebotn, P. R. Morkel, L. Reekie, J.-L. Archambault, D. N. Payne, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1162 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Lucek, J. K.

Morkel, P. R.

J. T. Kringlebotn, P. R. Morkel, L. Reekie, J.-L. Archambault, D. N. Payne, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1162 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Nelson, B. P.

B. P. Nelson, K. Smith, K. J. Blow, Electron. Lett. 28, 656 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Pannell, C. N.

I. Abdulhalim, C. N. Pannell, K. P. Jedrzejewski, E. R. Taylor, Opt. Quantum Electron. 26, 997 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Payne, D. N.

J. T. Kringlebotn, P. R. Morkel, L. Reekie, J.-L. Archambault, D. N. Payne, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1162 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Reekie, L.

J. T. Kringlebotn, P. R. Morkel, L. Reekie, J.-L. Archambault, D. N. Payne, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1162 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Smith, K.

J. K. Lucek, K. Smith, Opt. Lett. 18, 1226 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. P. Nelson, K. Smith, K. J. Blow, Electron. Lett. 28, 656 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Taylor, E. R.

I. Abdulhalim, C. N. Pannell, K. P. Jedrzejewski, E. R. Taylor, Opt. Quantum Electron. 26, 997 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Wood, D.

Electron. Lett. (1)

B. P. Nelson, K. Smith, K. J. Blow, Electron. Lett. 28, 656 (1992).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

J. T. Kringlebotn, P. R. Morkel, L. Reekie, J.-L. Archambault, D. N. Payne, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1162 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (2)

Opt. Quantum Electron (1)

I. Abdulhalim, C. N. Pannell, K. P. Jedrzejewski, E. R. Taylor, Opt. Quantum Electron. 26, 997 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the fiber laser cavity dumping setup with a phase-modulated optical loop mirror.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Instantaneous modulation-induced differential phase shift between counterpropagating waves with a pulse-driven modulator (curve a) and the corresponding loop reflection (curve b).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Oscilloscope traces showing the cavity-dumped laser output at different repetition rates.

Equations (1)

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T ( t ) = 1 2 r ( 1 r ) [ 1 + cos ( Δ Φ ( t ) + Φ 0 ) ] .

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