Abstract

We demonstrate low-frequency active mode locking of an erbium-doped all-fiber ring laser. As the mode locker, we used a new in-fiber bandpass acousto-optic modulator showing 74% modulation depth, 3.7 dB power insertion losses, 4.5 nm of optical bandwidth, and 20 dB of nonresonant light suppression. The laser generates 330 ps mode-locked pulses over a 10 ns pedestal, at a 1.538 MHz frequency, with 130 mW of pump power.

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Sayinc, H.

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[CrossRef]

Villegas, I. L.

C. Cuadrado-Laborde, A. Díez, M. V. Andrés, J. L. Cruz, M. Bello-Jimenez, I. L. Villegas, A. Martínez-Gámez, and Y. O. Barmenkov, in Acoustic Waves from Microdevices to Helioseismology, M. G. Beghi, ed. (InTech, 2011), pp. 595–636.

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Y. G. Han, S. H. Kim, S. B. Lee, U. C. Paek, and Y. Chung, Electron. Lett. 39, 1107 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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J. B. Schlager, Y. Yamabayashi, D. L. Franzen, and R. I. Juneau, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 1, 264 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Laser Photon. Rev. (1)

C. Cuadrado-Laborde, A. Díez, J. L. Cruz, and M. V. Andrés, Laser Photon. Rev. 5, 404 (2011).
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Quantum Electron. (1)

V. I. Denisov, B. N. Nyushkov, and V. S. Pivtsov, Quantum Electron. 40, 25 (2010).
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Other (1)

C. Cuadrado-Laborde, A. Díez, M. V. Andrés, J. L. Cruz, M. Bello-Jimenez, I. L. Villegas, A. Martínez-Gámez, and Y. O. Barmenkov, in Acoustic Waves from Microdevices to Helioseismology, M. G. Beghi, ed. (InTech, 2011), pp. 595–636.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

(a) Schematic of the AOM operation principle. Optical fiber (b) before and (c) after the electrical arch discharges. (d) Spectrum in transmission of the AOM when the piezoelectric is excited with a sinusoidal signal at 769 kHz and 40 V.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Optical signal transmitted by the AOM (purple curve, left axis), together with an RF signal of 40 V and 769 kHz applied to the piezoelectric (red curve, right axis). (b) Transmittance amplitude as a function of the applied voltage for a fixed acoustic frequency of 769 kHz and optical wavelength of 1534.45 nm (solid green scatter points, top axis) and transmittance amplitude as a function of the optical wavelength for a fixed acoustic frequency of 769 kHz and applied voltage of 40 V (open blue scatter points, lower axis).

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Setup of the actively mode-locked all-fiber ring laser. The dashed line represents the tapered optical fiber.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(a) Mode-locked train of pulses generated at a 1.538 MHz repetition rate with 130 mW of pump power (blue curve, left axis) and modulation voltage of 0.769 MHz and 40 V (red curve, right axis). (b) A single mode-locked pulse with a FWHM of 330 ps.

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