Abstract

An Er3+ fiber laser passively mode locked by a resonant saturable absorber mirror achieves more than 130mW average power at 1560nm from a Fabry–Perot cavity. The pulsed regime is self-starting from the CW regime without any Q-switch transition. The output pulse has a duration of 10.2ps and can be extracavity dechirped with 42% efficiency down to 614fs, which represents 1.2 times the Fourier limit imposed by the spectrum. To date, this corresponds to the highest averaged power directly extracted at such a wavelength from a fiber laser mode locked with a saturable absorber mirror.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup. WDM, 980 / 1550 nm multiplexer; L1, L2, L3, antireflection-coated coupling lenses; 90 / 10 , output coupler; R-SAM, resonant saturable absorber mirror.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Low fluence R-SAM reflectivity versus wavelength. From left to right, samples are CB1, MB7 and H4.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Efficiencies with (a) CA2 and (b) CB1 R-SAMs. (insets) Typical train of pulses within the single-pulse regime.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Mode-lock spectra obtained at maximum single-pulse output power for (a) CA2 and (b) CB1 and simulated traces.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(left) Stretched pulse extracted from the cavity at maximum single-pulse pump power for CB1 R-SAM and (right) dechirped corresponding pulse, both with simulated ones.

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Table 1 Technological Structures of the R-SAM

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Table 2 Nonlinear Optical Characteristics of the R-SAMs

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