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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 20 — Oct. 2, 2006
  • pp: 9238–9243

Femtosecond soliton mode-locked laser based on ytterbium-doped photonic bandgap fiber

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

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 20, pp. 9238-9243 (2006)

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We demonstrate a solid-core ytterbium-doped photonic bandgap fiber laser passively mode-locked with a semiconductor saturable absorber. Gain and anomalous dispersion simultaneously provided by the photonic crystal fiber allow for a compact subpicosecond soliton oscillator. We also discuss the effect of higher-order dispersion in photonic bandgap fiber on laser performance.

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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

Original Manuscript: July 25, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 18, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 18, 2006
Published: October 2, 2006

A. Isomäki and Oleg G. Okhotnikov, "Femtosecond soliton mode-locked laser based on ytterbium-doped photonic bandgap fiber," Opt. Express 14, 9238-9243 (2006)

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