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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 9 — May. 2, 2005
  • pp: 3460–3464

Environmentally-stable femtosecond ytterbium fiber laser with birefringent photonic bandgap fiber

Hyungsik Lim, Andy Chong, and Frank W. Wise  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 9, pp. 3460-3464 (2005)

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We demonstrate an environmentally-stable mode-locked ytterbium fiber laser. The large birefringence of hollow-core photonic bandgap fiber allows it to control polarization in the laser while it provides the anomalous dispersion necessary for stretched-pulse operation. The laser generates 1-nJ pulses, which are dechirped to 70 fs.

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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: January 7, 2005
Revised Manuscript: April 9, 2005
Published: May 2, 2005

Hyungsik Lim, Andy Chong, and Frank W. Wise, "Environmentally-stable femtosecond ytterbium fiber laser with birefringent photonic bandgap fiber," Opt. Express 13, 3460-3464 (2005)

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