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Hybrid Mode Locked Fiber Ring Laser

Version 1 : Received: 17 April 2017 / Approved: 18 April 2017 / Online: 18 April 2017 (05:14:55 CEST)

How to cite: Li, W.; Zhang, X. Hybrid Mode Locked Fiber Ring Laser. Preprints 2017, 2017040109 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201704.0109.v1). Li, W.; Zhang, X. Hybrid Mode Locked Fiber Ring Laser. Preprints 2017, 2017040109 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201704.0109.v1).

Abstract

Mode locked pulse generation has been reported using both active and passive mode locking schemes. Active mode locking technique has been proven to be an effective way to generate high-repetition-rate pulses by incorporating a modulator inside the laser cavity. Compared to actively mode locked lasers, passively mode locked lasers can generate pulse train at ultrashort pulse width but with relatively lower repetition rate. Thus, it is a brilliant idea to build a hybrid mode locked system combining both active and passive mode lockers. In this review, several hybrid mode locked fiber ring laser systems are discussed and summarized. Hybrid mode locking is a promising method to generate high speed ultrashort optical pulses for fiber-optic telecommunication system.

Subject Areas

fiber ring laser; hybrid mode locking; passive mode locking; rational harmonic mode locking; pulse compression

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