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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 3 — Feb. 4, 2008
  • pp: 2122–2128

Passively mode-locked single-polarization microstructure fiber laser

B. Ortaç, C. Lecaplain, A. Hideur, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 3, pp. 2122-2128 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.002122


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Abstract

The generation of high-power and stable ultra-short pulses from a passively mode-locked purely normal dispersion fiber laser is reported using the unique combination of a photonic crystal fiber featuring singlepolarization, single-mode, and low nonlinearity with a high modulation depth semiconductor saturable absorber mirror. The environmentally-stable, self-starting fiber laser generates 1.6 W of average power at a repetition rate of 63 MHz, corresponding to a pulse energy of 25 nJ. The emitted pulses are positively chirped with a pulse duration of 3.7 ps. They are compressible down to a near transform-limited duration of 750 fs. Numerical simulations are in good agreement with the experimental results.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(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: December 10, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 11, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 23, 2008
Published: January 31, 2008

Citation
B. Ortaç, C. Lecaplain, A. Hideur, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, "Passively mode-locked single-polarization microstructure fiber laser," Opt. Express 16, 2122-2128 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-3-2122


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