Generating picosecond pulses from mid-infrared fiber lasers using frequency-shifted feedback

Matthew R. Majewski, Robert I. Woodward, Stuart D. Jackson

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Abstract

Ultrafast mode-locked fiber lasers in the near infrared have enabled a host of key applications in a variety of fields such as medicine and defense. In recent years there has been significant interest in pushing the emission wavelength of these fiber laser systems to the mid infrared (MIR 3-5 due to the presence of strong molecular absorption features in this spectral range. Various techniques to achieve this have been demonstrated, with a majority of the work focused on implementation of loss modulation via real saturable absorbers. While this has been successful in generating picosecond pulses in the mid-infrared [1], commercial availability of absorbers is currently limited, and alternatives such as nanomaterials (graphene, black phosphorous) raise questions regarding long-term stability. Virtual absorbers based on nonlinear polarization evolution have shown comparatively superior performance in terms of pulse duration [2] but this method is highly sensitive to small environmental perturbations.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)9781728104690
ISBN (Print)9781728104706
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 23 Jun 201927 Jun 2019

Conference

Conference2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period23/06/1927/06/19

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Infrared lasers
picosecond pulses
Fiber lasers
infrared lasers
fiber lasers
Laser pulses
absorbers
Infrared radiation
Feedback
Mode-locked fiber lasers
molecular absorption
Saturable absorbers
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pushing
medicine
Nanostructured materials
Graphene
Medicine
availability
graphene

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Majewski, M. R., Woodward, R. I., & Jackson, S. D. (2019). Generating picosecond pulses from mid-infrared fiber lasers using frequency-shifted feedback. In 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC) Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE-EQEC.2019.8871535
Majewski, Matthew R. ; Woodward, Robert I. ; Jackson, Stuart D. / Generating picosecond pulses from mid-infrared fiber lasers using frequency-shifted feedback. 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC). Piscataway, NJ : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2019.
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Majewski, MR, Woodward, RI & Jackson, SD 2019, Generating picosecond pulses from mid-infrared fiber lasers using frequency-shifted feedback. in 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Piscataway, NJ, 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019, Munich, Germany, 23/06/19. https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE-EQEC.2019.8871535

Generating picosecond pulses from mid-infrared fiber lasers using frequency-shifted feedback. / Majewski, Matthew R.; Woodward, Robert I.; Jackson, Stuart D.

2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC). Piscataway, NJ : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2019.

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Majewski MR, Woodward RI, Jackson SD. Generating picosecond pulses from mid-infrared fiber lasers using frequency-shifted feedback. In 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC). Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). 2019 https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE-EQEC.2019.8871535