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

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Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors
Mode-locked fiber lasers
fiber lasers
Laser pulses
absorbers
pulse duration
mirrors
optimization
ytterbium
laser cavities
Ytterbium
Laser resonators
adjusting
fibers
pulses
simulation
Fibers
Computer simulation

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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