Accession Number : ADD018434

Title :   An Actively Mode-Locked, Single-Polarization, Picosecond Optical Fiber Laser.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 1 Apr 97,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Carruthers, Thomas F ; Duling, Irl N , III

PDF Url : ADD018434

Report Date : 01 Apr 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : An optical fiber laser source comprising a polarization-maintaining loop and a birefringence-compensating branch preferably operatively connected to a length-stabilizing element is disclosed. The optical fiber laser source provides soliton pulse compression to reduce the duration of the pulses of the output pulse train to 1.3 ps or less.

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS, *POLARIZATION, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *LASERS, *MODE LOCKED LASERS, COMPRESSION, OUTPUT, BIREFRINGENCE, SOLITONS, PULSE TRAINS

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE