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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 25 — Dec. 16, 2002
  • pp: 1497–1502

Femtosecond ytterbium fiber laser with photonic crystal fiber for dispersion control

H. Lim, F. Ö. Ilday, and F. W. Wise  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 25, pp. 1497-1502 (2002)

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We demonstrate the use of photonic-crystal fiber for dispersion compensation in a soliton fiber laser. The anomalous dispersion provided by the photonic-crystal fiber enables us to construct a femtosecond fiber laser at 1 μm wavelength without prisms or diffraction gratings. The laser produces ~100-fs pulses with 1 nJ energy, and is a major step toward environmentally-stable all-fiber devices at 1 μm.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: November 11, 2002
Revised Manuscript: December 9, 2002
Published: December 16, 2002

H. Lim, F. Ilday, and F. Wise, "Femtosecond ytterbium fiber laser with photonic crystal fiber for dispersion control," Opt. Express 10, 1497-1502 (2002)

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