Erbium-ytterbium waveguide laser mode-locked with a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror

TitleErbium-ytterbium waveguide laser mode-locked with a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsThoen, ER, EM Koontz, D. J. Jones, D. Barbier, FX Kartner, EP Ippen, and LA Kolodziejski
JournalIeee Photonics Technology Letters
Volume12
Issue2
Pagination149 - 151
Date Published2000/02//
ISBN Number1041-1135
Keywordsguide, Mode-locked lasers, optical planar waveguides, optical pulse generation, semiconductor devices, Ultrafast optics
AbstractPicosecond pulses are produced using a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror in a laser based on an Er-Yb codoped planar waveguide amplifier Continuous-wave mode-locking (CWML) with 9.8-ps pulses is obtained at repetition rates up to 100 MHz. With intracavity spectral filtering, Saturable pulsewidths of 1 ps are achieved, and tunable picosecond pulses Absorber Mirror are obtained from 1534 to 1553 nm. Absorber characterization suggests that two-photon absorption within the saturable absorber mirror influences the CWML stability.
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