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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 24 — Nov. 26, 2007
  • pp: 15892–15897

High power and high energy ultrashort pulse generation with a frequency shifted feedback fiber laser

A.M. Heidt, J.P. Burger, J.-N. Maran, and N. Traynor  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 24, pp. 15892-15897 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.015892


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Abstract

The highest average power that has been achieved with a frequency-shifted feedback modelocked fiber laser is reported. Subpicosecond pulses with 40 kW peak power are obtained by this technique for the first time by using external pulse compression. The pulsing is self starting and environmentally stable. The measured pulse energy in modelocked operation is 120 nJ. The pulses could be compressed to 855 fs. The pulse energy was increased to 1µJ with controlled Q-switched modelocking.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 20, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 5, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 6, 2007
Published: November 15, 2007

Citation
A. M. Heidt, J. P. Burger, J.-N. Maran, and N. Traynor, "High power and high energy ultrashort pulse generation with a frequency shifted feedback fiber laser," Opt. Express 15, 15892-15897 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-24-15892


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