An 88 fs fiber soliton laser using a quantum well saturable absorber with an ultrafast intersubband transition

Fumio Shohda, Masataka Nakazawa, Ryoichi Akimoto, Hiroshi Ishikawa

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    Abstract

    We demonstrate a 1.5 μ m passively mode-locked fiber laser using an intersubband transition (ISBT) in a quantum well as a saturable absorber. The saturable absorption characteristic of faster than 1 ps in the ISBT was utilized for femtosecond pulse generation. We designed the laser cavity as a soliton laser, which enabled us to generate a stable pulse. As a result, an 88 fs, 42 MHz soliton pulse was successfully generated.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)22499-22504
    Number of pages6
    JournalOptics Express
    Volume17
    Issue number25
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 7

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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