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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 11 — May. 28, 2007
  • pp: 6889–6893

All-fiber similariton laser at 1 μm without dispersion compensation

Oliver Prochnow, Axel Ruehl, Michael Schultz, Dieter Wandt, and Dietmar Kracht  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 11, pp. 6889-6893 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.006889


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Abstract

We report on an all-fiber femtosecond Ytterbium laser without dispersion compensation operating in the similariton pulse regime. The oscillator was mode-locked with a saturable Bragg reflector along with nonlinear polarization evolution. A pulse energy of 0.8 nJ was achieved with a pulse duration of 10 ps. The pulses could be externally dechirped to 627fs which was within 8.7% of the Fourier transform limited pulse duration. The realized oscillator combines compact size, high stability and alignment-free operation.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 22, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 17, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 18, 2007
Published: May 21, 2007

Citation
Oliver Prochnow, Axel Ruehl, Michael Schultz, Dieter Wandt, and Dietmar Kracht, "All-fiber similariton laser at 1 μm without dispersion compensation," Opt. Express 15, 6889-6893 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-11-6889


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