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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 15 — Jul. 21, 2008
  • pp: 11453–11458

All-fiber normal-dispersion femtosecond laser

K. Kieu and F. W. Wise  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 15, pp. 11453-11458 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.011453


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Abstract

Spectral filtering of a chirped pulse can be a strong pulse-shaping mechanism in all-normal-dispersion femtosecond fiber lasers. We report an implementation of such a laser that employs only fiber-format components. The Yb-doped fiber laser includes a fiber filter, and a saturable absorber based on carbon nanotubes. The laser generates 1.5-ps, 3-nJ pulses that can be dechirped to 250 fs duration outside the cavity.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 20, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 10, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 10, 2008
Published: July 16, 2008

Citation
K. Kieu and F. W. Wise, "All-fiber normal-dispersion femtosecond laser," Opt. Express 16, 11453-11458 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-15-11453


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