Low threshold, 290 fs erbium-doped fiber laser with a nonlinear amplifying loop mirror pumped by InGaAsP laser diodes

Masataka Nakazawa, Eiji Yoshida, Yasuo Kimura

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Abstract

290 fs soliton pulses at 1.56 μm have been successfully obtained for the first time from a laser-diode pumped erbium-doped fiber laser with a nonlinear amplifying loop mirror. The laser was pumped by InGaAsP laser diodes and the threshold for starting the pulse oscillation was 50 mW. The passive mode-locking continued to a pump power level as low as 10 mW. The repetition rate was uncontrollable and varied between the fundamental repetition rate of 5 MHz and 1.2-2 GHz.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2073-2075
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume59
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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