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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 24 — Nov. 24, 2008
  • pp: 19562–19567

All-fiber ytterbium femtosecond laser without dispersion compensation

Michael Schultz, Heike Karow, Oliver Prochnow, Dieter Wandt, Uwe Morgner, and Dietmar Kracht  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 24, pp. 19562-19567 (2008)

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We report on an all-fiber femtosecond ytterbium laser without dispersion compensation consisting of all-normal dispersion fibers. Mode-locking was achieved by nonlinear polarization evolution in combination with additional amplitude modulation generated by a fiber-based spectral filter. The generated pulses were highly chirped and had a maximum pulse energy of 1.8 nJ. The output pulse duration was 7.6 ps and could be dechirped to 179 fs.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: September 25, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 7, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 11, 2008
Published: November 12, 2008

Michael Schultz, Heike Karow, Oliver Prochnow, Dieter Wandt, Uwe Morgner, and Dietmar Kracht, "All-fiber ytterbium femtosecond laser without dispersion compensation," Opt. Express 16, 19562-19567 (2008)

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