High fundamental repetition rate fiber lasers operated in strong normal dispersion regime

L. M. Zhao, Chao Lu, Hwa Yaw Tam, Ping Kong Alexander Wai, D. Y. Tang

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Abstract

We demonstrate a high fundamental repetition rate erbium-doped fiber ring laser operated in strong normal dispersion regime passively mode-locked by the nonlinear polarization rotation technique. A novel scheme of using a polarization beam splitter as both the pump input coupler and the fiber laser output coupler is employed to increase the repetition rate of the fiber laser. Gain-guided solitons with a fundamental repetition rate of 234 MHz and 1.11-ps pulsewidth are achieved from the ring laser cavity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)724-726
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume21
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2009

Keywords

  • Optical fiber lasers
  • Ultrafast optics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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