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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 1 — Jan. 7, 2008
  • pp: 265–270

All-fiber supercontinuum source based on a mode-locked ytterbium laser with dispersion compensation by linearly chirped Bragg grating

S. Kivistö, R. Herda, and O. G. Okhotnikov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 1, pp. 265-270 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.000265


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Abstract

We demonstrate an all-fiber picosecond soliton laser with dispersion management performed by a chirped Bragg grating that generates ~1.6 ps pulses representing the shortest pulsewidth reported to date using this technology. The large anomalous dispersion provided by the grating allows building of a long-length cavity laser with an extremely low fundamental repetition rate of 2.6 MHz. This source allows us to use an original approach for producing energetic pulses that after boosting in a medium power core-pumped amplifier produce an octave-spanning supercontinuum radiation in a nonlinear photonic crystal fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 26, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 21, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 21, 2007
Published: January 3, 2008

Citation
S. Kivistö, R. Herda, and O. G. Okhotnikov, "All-fiber supercontinuum source based on a mode-locked ytterbium laser with dispersion compensation by linearly chirped Bragg grating," Opt. Express 16, 265-270 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-1-265


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