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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 2 — Jan. 19, 2009
  • pp: 1070–1077

8-fs pulses from a compact Er:fiber system: quantitative modeling and experimental implementation

Alexander Sell, Günther Krauss, Rüdiger Scheu, Rupert Huber, and Alfred Leitenstorfer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 2, pp. 1070-1077 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.001070


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Abstract

We demonstrate an all-fiber turnkey source of extremely stable 2-cycle pulses at a center wavelength of 1.17 μm. Taylor-cut highly nonlinear germano-silica bulk fibers (HNFs) provide smooth supercontinua with a bandwidth of 560 nm and a spectral shape precisely controlled by the dispersion of the fiber and the phase of the 1.55 μm pump pulses. Alternatively these fibers are capable of generating pulses with central wavelengths continuously tunable from 0.9 μm up to 1.4 μm. These results are based on parameter-free simulations of nonlinear pulse propagation including higher-order dispersion as well as instantaneous Kerr and retarded Raman contributions.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7140) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 30, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 11, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 11, 2008
Published: January 15, 2009

Citation
Alexander Sell, Günther Krauss, Rüdiger Scheu, Rupert Huber, and Alfred Leitenstorfer, "8-fs pulses from a compact Er:fiber system: quantitative modeling and experimental implementation," Opt. Express 17, 1070-1077 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-2-1070


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