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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 11 — May. 28, 2007
  • pp: 6623–6628

A passively-modelocked, Yb-doped, figure-eight, fiber laser utilizing anomalous-dispersion higher-order-mode fiber

J. W. Nicholson, S. Ramachandran, and S. Ghalmi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 11, pp. 6623-6628 (2007)

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Modelocking in an Yb-doped figure-eight fiber laser is demonstrated utilizing anomalous dispersion from an LP02 higher-order-mode fiber for dispersion management. Outside the laser cavity, the pulses were re-compressed to 95 fs using a second HOM module, the shortest demonstrated pulses to date from an Yb-doped figure-eight fiber laser. Operation of the laser with HOM fiber in the cavity is compared to an Yb figure-eight laser that utilizes all-normal dispersion fibers.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: March 5, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 9, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 10, 2007
Published: May 15, 2007

J. W. Nicholson, S. Ramachandran, and S. Ghalmi, "A passively-modelocked, Yb-doped, figure-eight, fiber laser utilizing anomalous-dispersion higher-order-mode fiber," Opt. Express 15, 6623-6628 (2007)

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