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Actively mode-locked fiber laser using a deformable micromirror.

XLIM UMR 6172, CNRS/Université de Limoges, 123 Avenue Albert Thomas, 87060 Limoges Cedex, France.
Optics Letters (Impact Factor: 3.39). 06/2011; 36(12):2191-3. DOI: 10.1364/OL.36.002191
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ABSTRACT We present what we believe to be the first fiber laser system that is actively mode-locked by a deformable micromirror. The micromirror device is placed within the laser cavity and performs a dual function of modulator and end-cavity mirror. The mode-locked laser provides ~1-ns-long pulses with 20 nJ/pulse energy at 5 MHz repetition rates.

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