The thesis reviews principle of laser cavity and gives a general introduction to modelocked laser (MLL). By using Yb3+-doped fiber as gain medium, passive MLL cavity is developed in experiment, aiming to obtain femtosecond pulses with high pump power from 25W to 35W. The gain medium fiber with 65µm core diameter is cleaved with one flat end and another angled. Pump laser with 976nm wavelength is coupled into Yb3+ -doped fiber to excite signal from 1020nm to 1040nm in the core. 9W is threshold for laser setup. After locking all modes, picosecond pulses are output from laser cavity and coupled into dispersion delay fiber. By compressing pulse width, pulses are in soliton mode and then femtosecond laser pulses are obtained pulses are obtained. To measure ultrafast pulse width effectively, an auto-correlator based on Mach–Zehnder interferometer is developed. In the receiver terminal, a photodiode with range 320 nm to 1000 nm is used to detect signal and two photon absorption (TPA) method is applied.
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Amezcua Correa, Rodrigo
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Optics and Photonics
Optics and Photonics
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Masters Thesis (Campus-only Access)
Jia, Fei, "Mode-locked Laser Based on Large Core Yb3+-Doped Fiber" (2018). Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2004-2019. 6091.