The role of the saturable absorber in a mode-locked fiber laser

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Abstract

We experimentally investigated the role of the saturable absorber (SA) in a mode-locked fiber laser. It is shown that the modulation depth of the SA significantly affects the pulse duration at the laser output for a given cavity design (mainly cavity dispersion and nonlinearity).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFiber Lasers IX
Subtitle of host publicationTechnology, Systems, and Applications
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 17 2012
EventFiber Lasers IX: Technology, Systems, and Applications - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 23 2012Jan 26 2012

Publication series

NameProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
Volume8237
ISSN (Print)1605-7422

Other

OtherFiber Lasers IX: Technology, Systems, and Applications
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period1/23/121/26/12

Keywords

  • Fiber laser
  • mode-locking
  • saturable absorber
  • ultrafast laser

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Churin, D., Kieu, K., & Peyghambarian, N. (2012). The role of the saturable absorber in a mode-locked fiber laser. In Fiber Lasers IX: Technology, Systems, and Applications [823722] (Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 8237). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.909499