Active Mode-Locking Using Fast Electro-Optic Deflector
Recently, an ultrafast electro-optic deflector (EOD) has developed into a picosecond pulse generator , an optical streak camera , a picosecond optical Fourier transformer , and so on. Here, we propose to use the EOD as an active mode-locking modulator. Advantage of the EOD is in its desirable loss modulation property. Stable 6ps pulses were experimentally generated from a purely active mode-locked Nd:glass laser using the EOD.
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