Stable mode-locked laser for high repetition rate operation
Research Area: Integrated Waveguide Devices Year: 2013
Type of Publication: Patent  
Authors:
  • M. Peccianti
  • A. Pasquazi
  • D. Moss
  • R. Morandotti
 
Patent number: 2013015605
Filing date: 0000-00-00 Issue date: 2013-06-20
Filing date: 0000-00-00 Issue date: 2013-06-20
Office: US
   
Note:
US Patent 8,599,887,
Abstract:
A laser system comprises a high-Q nonlinear optical resonator, a cavity comprising an amplifying element and a dispersive element, an optical delay line adapted to tune the length of the cavity, and a large pass-band filter adapted to tune the cavity's central oscillation wavelength, the nonlinear optical resonator being selected with a linewidth (LWR) comparable to the cavity free-spectral range (FSRC). There is provided a method for generating highly stable pulse streams, comprising providing a cavity comprising an amplifying element and a dispersive element; selecting a high-Q nonlinear optical resonator with a linewidth (LWR) comparable to the cavity free-spectral range (FSRC); tuning the length of the cavity; and tuning the cavity's central oscillation wavelength.
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