Abstract

We present what we believe to be the first fiber laser system that is actively mode-locked by a deformable micromirror. The micromirror device is placed within the laser cavity and performs a dual function of modulator and end-cavity mirror. The mode-locked laser provides 1-ns-long pulses with 20nJ/pulse energy at 5MHz repetition rates.

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