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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 21 — Oct. 10, 2011
  • pp: 20141–20150

All-fiber design of erbium-doped laser system for tunable two-cycle pulse generation

E.A. Anashkina, A.V. Andrianov, S.V. Muravyev, and A.V. Kim  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 21, pp. 20141-20150 (2011)

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We report a simple all-fiber design of an Er-doped laser system that is capable of generating widely tunable two-cycle pulses. In particular, 13-fs pulses at a wavelength of 1.7 μm are produced. The mechanism of pulse shortening is identical to the higher-order soliton compression and is supported by modeling based on the slowly evolving wave approximation, which is well suited for down to single-cycle pulse propagation in nonlinear dispersion-shifted fibers.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7140) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in fibers

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: July 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 2, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 5, 2011
Published: September 29, 2011

E.A. Anashkina, A.V. Andrianov, S.V. Muravyev, and A.V. Kim, "All-fiber design of erbium-doped laser system for tunable two-cycle pulse generation," Opt. Express 19, 20141-20150 (2011)

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