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

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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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Ortaç, B., Hideur, A., Brunel, M. et al. Characterization of an ytterbium-doped double-clad fiber laser passively mode-locked by nonlinear polarization rotation. Appl. Phys. B 77, 589–594 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00340-003-1302-8

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Keywords

  • Pump Power
  • Phase Plate
  • Polarization Controller
  • Total Dispersion
  • Optical Kerr Effect