Abstract

We report a self-starting passively mode-locked thulium-doped silica fiber laser capable of 190-fs pulses. This practical, compact package is driven by a single 50-mW passively cooled diode laser, has a launched pump-power threshold of 18 mW for mode locking, and produces a 50-MHz train of mode-locked 20-pJ pulses at a wavelength near 1.9 μm.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Conceptual illustration of the self-starting passively mode-locked thulium-doped silica fiber laser. DBR, distributed Bragg reflector.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

IR spectrophotometer results for a 75-period superlattice of strained InGaAs (x @0.70) quantum wells and lattice-matched InGaAs barriers (x @0.53) on InP.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Expanded view of a digitized autocorrelation (+) and a hyerbolic secant squared fit (solid curve), indicating a pulse duration of 190 fs. Inset, 170-ps digitized autocorrelation scan for the mode-locked thulium-doped fiber laser at 22-mW launched pump power.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Spectral emission of the mode-locked thulium fiber laser at launched pump powers shown.

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