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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 10 — May. 7, 2012
  • pp: 10545–10551

Mode-locked femtosecond all-normal all-PM Yb-doped fiber laser using a nonlinear amplifying loop mirror

Claude Aguergaray, Neil G. R. Broderick, Miro Erkintalo, Jocelyn S. Y. Chen, and Vladimir Kruglov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 10, pp. 10545-10551 (2012)

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We report on a new design for a passively mode locked fibre laser employing all normal dispersion polarisation maintaining fibres operating at 1 μm. The laser produces linearly polarized, linearly chirped pulses that can be recompressed down to 344 fs. Compared to previous laser designs the cavity is mode-locked using a nonlinear amplifying fibre loop mirror that provides an additional degree of freedom allowing easy control over the pulse parameters. This is a robust laser design with excellent reliability and lifetime.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: February 28, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 29, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 5, 2012
Published: April 23, 2012

Claude Aguergaray, Neil G. R. Broderick, Miro Erkintalo, Jocelyn S. Y. Chen, and Vladimir Kruglov, "Mode-locked femtosecond all-normal all-PM Yb-doped fiber laser using a nonlinear amplifying loop mirror," Opt. Express 20, 10545-10551 (2012)

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