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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 27 — Dec. 19, 2011
  • pp: 26742–26751

On the mode-locking mechanism of a dissipative- soliton fiber oscillator

C. Lecaplain, M. Baumgartl, T. Schreiber, and A. Hideur  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 27, pp. 26742-26751 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.026742


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Abstract

We report on the generation of high-energy pulses in an all normal dispersion photonic-crystal fiber laser. Two mode-locking techniques with and without passive spectral filtering are studied both numerically and experimentally to address a roadmap for energy scaling. It is found that high-contrast passive modulation is a very promising mode-locking technique for energy scaling in dissipative-soliton laser. Moreover, this technique does not need any additional spectral filtering than the limited gain bandwidth to stabilize high-energy ultrashort pulses. The presented laser generates 110 nJ chirped pulses at 57 MHz repetition rate for an average power of 6.2 W. The output pulses could be dechirped close to the transform-limited duration of 100 fs.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 20, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 10, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 6, 2011
Published: December 14, 2011

Citation
C. Lecaplain, M. Baumgartl, T. Schreiber, and A. Hideur, "On the mode-locking mechanism of a dissipative- soliton fiber oscillator," Opt. Express 19, 26742-26751 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-27-26742


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