Self-stabilized energy-scalable dissipative soliton fiber laser

J. H. Kim, G. H. Jang, Tai Hyun Yoon

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Abstract

We report on the self-stabilized dissipative-soliton laser with an energy scalability by using a semi-conductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM) as the pulse stabilizer for the first time. By tailoring the fluence on the SESAM relying on the two-photon absorption effect so that its reflectivity has a negative slope with respect to the fluence, the intra-cavity pulse dynamics is self-stabilized to produce single pulses only, resulting in a 48-nJ pulse energy and an unprecedented pump-to-output power conversion efficiency of 63%. Therefore, it resolves a long standing problem of the formation of multiple pulses in high-energy mode-locked lasers and thus opens a way to build high repetition-rate oscillators with microjoules pulse energies without any external amplifiers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-211
Number of pages5
JournalLaser Physics
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1

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solitary waves
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Laser modes
pulses
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Scalability
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Photons
Pumps
energy
absorbers
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conductors
mirrors
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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Self-stabilized energy-scalable dissipative soliton fiber laser. / Kim, J. H.; Jang, G. H.; Yoon, Tai Hyun.

In: Laser Physics, Vol. 22, No. 1, 01.01.2012, p. 207-211.

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Kim, J. H. ; Jang, G. H. ; Yoon, Tai Hyun. / Self-stabilized energy-scalable dissipative soliton fiber laser. In: Laser Physics. 2012 ; Vol. 22, No. 1. pp. 207-211.
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