Pulse width and peak power optimization in a mode-locked fiber laser with a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror

Seung Bum Cho, Hoseong Song, Sangyoun Gee, Chang Soo Park, Dug Young Kim

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Abstract

In this comprehensive study, we report on the pulse characteristics of a mode-locked fiber laser comprised of an ytterbium (Yb)-doped fiber and a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM). We show experimentally that the pulse width and peak power of a mode-locked fiber laser were continuously changed by moving the axial position of the SESAM in the laser cavity. The principle of this pulse width adjustment is explained and demonstrated with a simple numerical simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2256-2261
Number of pages6
JournalMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
Volume54
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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