Applied Physics B

, Volume 77, Issue 6–7, pp 589–594 | Cite as

Characterization of an ytterbium-doped double-clad fiber laser passively mode-locked by nonlinear polarization rotation

  • B. Ortaç
  • A. Hideur
  • M. Brunel
  • T. Chartier
  • M. Salhi
  • H. Leblond
  • F. Sanchez
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Abstract

The properties of an ytterbium-doped double-clad fiber laser, passively mode-locked by nonlinear polarization rotation are investigated in this work. Cartographies of mode-locking regime versus halfwave plates orientations are presented for several values of the total cavity dispersion and for different pump powers. Bistability between the continuous and the mode-locking regimes is pointed out. The effect of the total group velocity dispersion is described with a master mode-locking equation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Ortaç
    • 1
  • A. Hideur
    • 1
  • M. Brunel
    • 1
  • T. Chartier
    • 1
  • M. Salhi
    • 2
  • H. Leblond
    • 2
  • F. Sanchez
    • 2
  1. 1.Groupe d’Optique et d’Optronique, CORIA UMR 6614Université de RouenSaint Etienne du RouvrayFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire POMA, UMR 6136Université d’AngersAngersFrance

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