Short-cavity, passively modelocked fibre laser oscillator at 1.5 μm with 550 MHz repetition rate and high average power

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Abstract

A short-cavity fibre laser oscillator emitting 12 ps-long pulses at the fundamental cavity frequency of 550 MHz is reported. The simple, stable and ultra-compact laser cavity consists of a short active fibre section which is spliced to a narrowband fibre Bragg grating, and a butt-coupled semiconductor saturable absorber mirror. Only 8 cm of the heavily Er/Yb co-doped phosphate-glass active fibre is sufficient to produce as much as 775 mW of average output power at 1.5 μm directly from the oscillator.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-42
Number of pages2
JournalElectronics Letters
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2 2006

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