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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 25 — Dec. 10, 2007
  • pp: 16794–16799

Self-starting passively mode-locked chirped-pulse fiber laser

B. Ortaç, M. Plötner, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 25, pp. 16794-16799 (2007)

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We present a self-starting passively mode-locked fiber laser operating in the chirped-pulse regime for the first time. A chirped fiber Bragg grating in the cavity provides positive dispersion with negligible nonlinearity. The laser generates positively-chirped pulses with a pulse duration of 22 ps at a repetition rate of 44 MHz, which are compressible down to 1.5 ps. We believe that the presented approach reveals a pulse energy scaling potential of mode-locked fiber lasers as nonlinear effects are significantly diminished compared the other known operation regimes.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: September 10, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 22, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 5, 2007
Published: December 3, 2007

Bülend Ortaç, Marco Plötner, Jens Limpert, and Andreas Tünnermann, "Self-starting passively mode-locked chirped-pulse fiber laser," Opt. Express 15, 16794-16799 (2007)

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