High-power erbium-doped fiber laser mode locked by a semiconductor saturable absorber.

@article{Barnett1995HighpowerEF,
  title={High-power erbium-doped fiber laser mode locked by a semiconductor saturable absorber.},
  author={Barbara C. Barnett and Labonnah F. Rahman and Mohammed N. Islam and Ying Chia Chen and Pallab Bhattacharya and Werner Riha and Kolli Venugopal Reddy and Arthur T. Howe and Kristin Stair and H. Iwamura and Stephen Richard Friberg and Takashi Mukai},
  journal={Optics letters},
  year={1995},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={
          471-3
        }
}
Using an erbium-doped fiber laser (EDFL) passively mode locked by a semiconductor saturable absorber, we generate 5.5-ps pulses of a 2.3-nJ/pulse, which are more than three times higher in energy than for other reported EDFL's. We show that, by introduction of a linear loss element within the cavity, multiple pulsing behavior at high pump powers can be suppressed. We also determine the saturable-absorber characteristics-absorbance versus wavelength near band gap-that are necessary to produce… CONTINUE READING
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