Continuum suppressed, uniformly repetitive 136fs pulse generation from an erbium-doped fibre laser with nonlinear polarisation rotation

M. Nakazawa, E. Yoshida, T. Sugawa, Y. Kimura

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Abstract

A new type of femtosecond erbium-doped fibre laser with nonlinear polarisation rotation is presented, in which a polariser is installed at a point-symmetric position against a polarisation-sensitive optical isolator in the ring laser cavity. This technique enables us to remove the continuum (DC component) in the oscillation waveform completely and to obtain a stable pulse train as short as 136-145 fs with a 56 MHz repetition rate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1327-1329
Number of pages3
JournalElectronics Letters
Volume29
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Jul
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Fibre lasers
  • Pulse generation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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