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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 6 — Mar. 16, 2009
  • pp: 4284–4288

55-fs pulse generation without wave-breaking from an all-fiber Erbium-doped ring laser

Dinghuan Deng, Li Zhan, Zhaochang Gu, Yi Gu, and Yuxing Xia  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 6, pp. 4284-4288 (2009)

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We demonstrate the direct generation of 55 fs pulses from an all-fiber Erbium-doped ring laser oscillator using the nonlinear polarization rotation mode-locking. The average output power is 56.4 mW but limited by available pump power of 330 mW. The linear chirped pulse duration is 55 fs after recompression using standard single-mode fiber. The pulses show to resist optical wave breaking with a smooth spectrum without any side lobe and cw-breakthrough. This all-fiber laser exhibits relatively high transfer efficiency of 17% and the single pulse energy reaches 1.5 nJ.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: November 26, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 11, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 13, 2009
Published: March 3, 2009

Dinghuan Deng, Li Zhan, Zhaochang Gu, Yi Gu, and Yuxing Xia, "55-fs pulse generation without wave-breaking from an all-fiber Erbium-doped ring laser," Opt. Express 17, 4284-4288 (2009)

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