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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 10 — May. 17, 2004
  • pp: 2231–2235

Control of dispersion in a femtosecond ytterbium laser by use of hollow-core photonic bandgap fiber

H. Lim and F. W. Wise  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 10, pp. 2231-2235 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.002231


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Abstract

We demonstrate the use of photonic bandgap fiber for dispersion compensation in a short-pulse fiber laser. The anomalous dispersion provided by the photonic bandgap fiber enables us to construct a femtosecond fiber laser at 1 micron wavelength without prisms or diffraction gratings. The laser is self-starting and produces 160-fs pulses with 1-nJ energy, and represents a significant step toward all-fiber devices capable of much higher pulse energies.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: April 7, 2004
Revised Manuscript: May 4, 2004
Published: May 17, 2004

Citation
H. Lim and F. Wise, "Control of dispersion in a femtosecond ytterbium laser by use of hollow-core photonic bandgap fiber," Opt. Express 12, 2231-2235 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-10-2231


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