An ytterbium-doped fiber laser mode-locked by the interaction of a fiber Bragg grating and longitudinal acoustic waves in a suspended core fiber is experimentally investigated. An optimized design of an acousto-optic modulator is also proposed. The results indicate output pulses with a width of less than 550 ps at a repetition rate of 10 MHz. The reduction of the power consumed by the transducer and the grating length points out to more efficient, compact and fast acousto-optic modulators for mode-locked all-fiber lasers.
|Journal||Proceedings of SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 28 Sep 2015|
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Silva, R. E., Tiess, T., Becker, M., Eschrich, T., Rothhardt, M., Jäger, M., Pohl, A. A. P., & Bartelt, H. (2015). All-fiber laser mode-locked by the acousto-optic modulation of a fiber Bragg grating in suspended core fiber. Proceedings of SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering, 9634, . https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2194929