Self-starting passive mode-locked ytterbium fiber laser with variable pulse width

Seung Bum Cho, Hoseong Song, Sangyoun Gee, Dug Young Kim

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Abstract

We report a scheme for controlling pulse width in a robust self-starting mode-locked ytterbium fiber laser using a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM). We demonstrate that the pulse width in a mode-locked laser made of all-normal-dispersive fiber can be adjusted by changing ump power to the laser or by adjusting the axial position of the SESAM with respect to a focusing beam. We have obtained optical pulse width of 7.4 ps and the adjustable range was 2 ps without dispersion compensators in the all-normal-dispersive cavity and provides a high reliability of turn-key operation. We have explained that the principle of position dependent pulse width change in a mode-locked laser with a SESAM and verified with numerical simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFiber Lasers VII
Subtitle of host publicationTechnology, Systems, and Applications
Volume7580
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 May 10
EventFiber Lasers VII: Technology, Systems, and Applications - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2010 Jan 252010 Jan 28

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OtherFiber Lasers VII: Technology, Systems, and Applications
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period10/1/2510/1/28

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Ytterbium
Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors
Fiber Laser
ytterbium
Fiber lasers
Laser modes
Saturable Absorber
fiber lasers
Laser pulses
pulse duration
Mode-locked Lasers
Semiconductors
absorbers
Mirror
mirrors
Lasers
lasers
compensators
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Cavity

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Cho, S. B., Song, H., Gee, S., & Kim, D. Y. (2010). Self-starting passive mode-locked ytterbium fiber laser with variable pulse width. In Fiber Lasers VII: Technology, Systems, and Applications (Vol. 7580). [75802C] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.841629
Cho, Seung Bum ; Song, Hoseong ; Gee, Sangyoun ; Kim, Dug Young. / Self-starting passive mode-locked ytterbium fiber laser with variable pulse width. Fiber Lasers VII: Technology, Systems, and Applications. Vol. 7580 2010.
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Self-starting passive mode-locked ytterbium fiber laser with variable pulse width. / Cho, Seung Bum; Song, Hoseong; Gee, Sangyoun; Kim, Dug Young.

Fiber Lasers VII: Technology, Systems, and Applications. Vol. 7580 2010. 75802C.

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Cho SB, Song H, Gee S, Kim DY. Self-starting passive mode-locked ytterbium fiber laser with variable pulse width. In Fiber Lasers VII: Technology, Systems, and Applications. Vol. 7580. 2010. 75802C https://doi.org/10.1117/12.841629