Abstract

We demonstrate a widely tunable passively mode-locked fiber laser operating at a fundamental frequency of 80  MHz with an output power of 90  mW. The laser is capable of generating 5-ps pulses in the region 1010–1064  nm. A strong mode-locking mechanism promoted by frequency-shifted feedback allows us to operate in simultaneous Q-switched and mode-locked regimes and to obtain peak power in excess of 1.2  kW.

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M. H. Ober, M. Hofer, R. Hofer, G. A. Reider, G. D. Sucha, M. E. Fermann, D. Harter, C. A. C. Mendonca, and T. H. Chiu, Opt. Lett. 20, 2303 (1995).
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Fontana, F.

Franco, P.

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[CrossRef]

Gray, S.

Grudinin, A. B.

Hale, P. D.

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[CrossRef]

F. V. Kowalski, S. J. Shattil, and P. D. Hale, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 734 (1988).
[CrossRef]

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V. Cautaers, D. J. Richardson, R. Paschotta, and D. C. Hanna, Opt. Lett. 22, 316 (1997).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Harter, D.

Hofer, M.

Hofer, R.

Kim, B. Y.

Kimura, Y.

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

Kowalski, F. V.

F. V. Kowalski, S. J. Shattil, and P. D. Hale, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 734 (1988).
[CrossRef]

F. V. Kowalski, S. J. Shattil, and P. D. Hale, Opt. Lett. 13, 622 (1988).
[CrossRef]

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

Mendonca, C. A. C.

Midrio, M.

Mollenauer, L. F.

L. F. Mollenauer, J. P. Gordon, and S. G. Evangelides, Opt. Lett. 17, 729 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Nakazawa, M.

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

Newson, T. P.

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

Nilsson, J.

R. Paschotta, J. Nilsson, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1049 (1997).
[CrossRef]

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Paschotta, R.

R. Paschotta, J. Nilsson, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1049 (1997).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Payne, D. N.

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

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D. C. Hanna, R. M. Percival, I. R. Perry, R. G. Smart, P. J. Suni, J. E. Townsend, and A. C. Tropper, Electron. Lett. 24, 1111 (1988).
[CrossRef]

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D. C. Hanna, R. M. Percival, I. R. Perry, R. G. Smart, P. J. Suni, J. E. Townsend, and A. C. Tropper, Electron. Lett. 24, 1111 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Pleibel, W.

M. E. Fermann, M. J. Andrejco, M. L. Stock, W. Pleibel, R. H. Stolen, and Y. Silberberg, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol.??12 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper JWB3.

Reider, G. A.

Richardson, D. J.

V. Cautaers, D. J. Richardson, R. Paschotta, and D. C. Hanna, Opt. Lett. 22, 316 (1997).
[CrossRef]

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

Romagnoli, M.

Sabert, H.

H. Sabert and E. Brinkmeyer, J. Lightwave Technol. 12, 1360 (1994).
[CrossRef]

H. Sabert and E. Brinkmeyer, Electron. Lett. 29, 2122 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Shattil, S. J.

F. V. Kowalski, S. J. Shattil, and P. D. Hale, Opt. Lett. 13, 622 (1988).
[CrossRef]

F. V. Kowalski, S. J. Shattil, and P. D. Hale, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 734 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Silberberg, Y.

M. E. Fermann, M. J. Andrejco, M. L. Stock, W. Pleibel, R. H. Stolen, and Y. Silberberg, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol.??12 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper JWB3.

Smart, R. G.

D. C. Hanna, R. M. Percival, I. R. Perry, R. G. Smart, P. J. Suni, J. E. Townsend, and A. C. Tropper, Electron. Lett. 24, 1111 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Smith, N. J.

N. J. Smith and N. Doran, Opt. Fiber Technol. 1, 218 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Stock, M. L.

M. E. Fermann, L.-M. Yang, M. L. Stock, and M. L. Andrejco, Opt. Lett. 19, 43 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. E. Fermann, M. J. Andrejco, M. L. Stock, W. Pleibel, R. H. Stolen, and Y. Silberberg, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol.??12 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper JWB3.

Stolen, R. H.

M. E. Fermann, M. J. Andrejco, M. L. Stock, W. Pleibel, R. H. Stolen, and Y. Silberberg, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol.??12 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper JWB3.

Sucha, G. D.

Suni, P. J.

D. C. Hanna, R. M. Percival, I. R. Perry, R. G. Smart, P. J. Suni, J. E. Townsend, and A. C. Tropper, Electron. Lett. 24, 1111 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Town, G. E.

Townsend, J. E.

D. C. Hanna, R. M. Percival, I. R. Perry, R. G. Smart, P. J. Suni, J. E. Townsend, and A. C. Tropper, Electron. Lett. 24, 1111 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Tropper, A. C.

R. Paschotta, J. Nilsson, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1049 (1997).
[CrossRef]

D. C. Hanna, R. M. Percival, I. R. Perry, R. G. Smart, P. J. Suni, J. E. Townsend, and A. C. Tropper, Electron. Lett. 24, 1111 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Wabnitz, S.

Wysocki, P. F.

Yang, L.-M.

Yoshida, E.

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

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

F. V. Kowalski, S. J. Shattil, and P. D. Hale, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 734 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (5)

H. Sabert and E. Brinkmeyer, Electron. Lett. 29, 2122 (1993).
[CrossRef]

I. N. Duling, Electron. Lett. 27, 544 (1991).
[CrossRef]

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

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

D. C. Hanna, R. M. Percival, I. R. Perry, R. G. Smart, P. J. Suni, J. E. Townsend, and A. C. Tropper, Electron. Lett. 24, 1111 (1988).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

R. Paschotta, J. Nilsson, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1049 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

H. Sabert and E. Brinkmeyer, J. Lightwave Technol. 12, 1360 (1994).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (3)

Opt. Fiber Technol. (1)

N. J. Smith and N. Doran, Opt. Fiber Technol. 1, 218 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (6)

Other (1)

M. E. Fermann, M. J. Andrejco, M. L. Stock, W. Pleibel, R. H. Stolen, and Y. Silberberg, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol.??12 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper JWB3.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Laser cavity configuration: HR, high reflecting; HT, high transmitting.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Autocorrelation trace taken at 1040  nm, indicating a pulse width of 5  ps. Inset, oscilloscope trace of an 80-MHz pulse stream.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Spectral characteristics of the laser.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Oscilloscope trace of the laser output in a double regime. Horizontal scale, 100 ns/division. Pulse peak power exceeds 1.2  kW.

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