Dispersion-modified actively mode-locked erbium fibre laser using a chirped fibre grating

Kean, P.N., Gray, John W.D., Bennion, Ian and Doran, Nick (1994). Dispersion-modified actively mode-locked erbium fibre laser using a chirped fibre grating. Electronics letters, 30 (25), pp. 2133-2135.

Abstract

The authors describe the operation of an actively modelocked Er fibre laser incorporating a chrped in fibre Bragg reflection grating as one end mirror to the cavity, acting as a lumped highly dispersive element. In one oreientation the grating shifted the cavity into normal dispersion regime and pulses of -25ps duration were produced. In the opposite oreintation, the cavity dispersion was anomalous and ~8ps pulses were produced with characterisitics typical of solitons propagating in a periodically perturbed system.

Uncontrolled Keywords: actively modelocked Er fibre laser, chirped in-fibre Bragg reflection grating, end mirror, highly dispersive element, normal dispersion regime, cavity dispersion, solitons, periodically perturbed system, dispersion-modified lasers, Er3+-doped fibre, 25 ps, 8 ps
Published Date: 1994-12-08
Authors: Kean, P.N.
Gray, John W.D.
Bennion, Ian
Doran, Nick

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