Abstract

We describe a new fiber laser configuration based on a nonlinear optical loop mirror with a symmetrical coupler, a quarter-wave retarder, and highly twisted, birefringent fiber in the loop. The nonlinear optical loop mirror configuration operates by nonlinear polarization rotation. We have achieved stable generation of subpicosecond pulses with milliwatts of average output power.

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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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2001 (1)

2000 (1)

E. A. Kuzin, N. Korneev, J. W. Haus, and B. Ibarra-Escamilla, Opt. Commun. 183, 389 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

1997 (2)

T. O. Tsun, M. K. Islam, and P. L. Chu, Opt. Commun. 141, 65 (1997).
[CrossRef]

M. Horowitz, Y. Barad, and Y. Silberberg, Opt. Lett. 22, 799 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Barad, Y.

Chu, P. L.

T. O. Tsun, M. K. Islam, and P. L. Chu, Opt. Commun. 141, 65 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Dennis, M. L.

I. N. Duling and M. L. Dennis, in Compact Sources of Ultrashort Pulses, I. N. Duling, ed. (Cambridge University, Cambridge, 1995).

Duling, I. N.

I. N. Duling and M. L. Dennis, in Compact Sources of Ultrashort Pulses, I. N. Duling, ed. (Cambridge University, Cambridge, 1995).

Haus, J. W.

Horowitz, M.

Ibarra-Escamilla, B.

E. A. Kuzin, N. Korneev, J. W. Haus, and B. Ibarra-Escamilla, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 18, 919 (2001).
[CrossRef]

E. A. Kuzin, N. Korneev, J. W. Haus, and B. Ibarra-Escamilla, Opt. Commun. 183, 389 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Ippen, E. P.

E. P. Ippen and C. V. Shank, in Ultrashort Light Pulses, S. L. Shapiro, ed. (Springer, New York, 1977).

Islam, M. K.

T. O. Tsun, M. K. Islam, and P. L. Chu, Opt. Commun. 141, 65 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Korneev, N.

E. A. Kuzin, N. Korneev, J. W. Haus, and B. Ibarra-Escamilla, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 18, 919 (2001).
[CrossRef]

E. A. Kuzin, N. Korneev, J. W. Haus, and B. Ibarra-Escamilla, Opt. Commun. 183, 389 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Kuzin, E. A.

Sánchez-Mondragón, J.

Shank, C. V.

E. P. Ippen and C. V. Shank, in Ultrashort Light Pulses, S. L. Shapiro, ed. (Springer, New York, 1977).

Shaulov, G.

Silberberg, Y.

Tsun, T. O.

T. O. Tsun, M. K. Islam, and P. L. Chu, Opt. Commun. 141, 65 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Commun. (2)

E. A. Kuzin, N. Korneev, J. W. Haus, and B. Ibarra-Escamilla, Opt. Commun. 183, 389 (2000).
[CrossRef]

T. O. Tsun, M. K. Islam, and P. L. Chu, Opt. Commun. 141, 65 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (2)

Other (2)

E. P. Ippen and C. V. Shank, in Ultrashort Light Pulses, S. L. Shapiro, ed. (Springer, New York, 1977).

I. N. Duling and M. L. Dennis, in Compact Sources of Ultrashort Pulses, I. N. Duling, ed. (Cambridge University, Cambridge, 1995).

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