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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2006
  • pp: 4368–4373

All-fiber ytterbium soliton mode-locked laser with dispersion control by solid-core photonic bandgap fiber

A. Isomäki and O. G. Okhotnikov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 10, pp. 4368-4373 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.004368


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Abstract

We exploit an anomalous dispersion generated by a solid-core photonic bandgap fiber for dispersion compensation in an ytterbium fiber laser passively mode-locked with a semiconductor saturable absorber. The bandgap-guiding fiber, adequately compatible with standard fiber based on guiding via total internal reflection, allows for an environmentally robust all-fiber subpicosecond soliton oscillator at 1 µm.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 16, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 24, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 26, 2006
Published: May 15, 2006

Citation
A. Isomäki and O. G. Okhotnikov, "All-fiber ytterbium soliton mode-locked laser with dispersion control by solid-core photonic bandgap fiber," Opt. Express 14, 4368-4373 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-10-4368


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