We present an amplifier similariton laser based on chirally-coupled core fiber. Chirped pulse energies up to 60 nJ are obtained with compressed durations below 90 fs. We demonstrate an integrated pump-signal combiner for chirally-coupled fibers.
© 2012 OSA
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers
S. Lefrancois, C. Liu, T. S. Sosnowski, A. Galvanauskas, and F. W. Wise, "High Energy Amplifier Similariton Laser Based on Integrated Chirally-coupled Core Fiber," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2012, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper CF1N.6.
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