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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 8 — Apr. 12, 2010
  • pp: 8680–8687

Experimental realization of a Mode-locked parabolic Raman fiber oscillator

Claude Aguergaray, David Méchin, Vladimir Kruglov, and John D. Harvey  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 8, pp. 8680-8687 (2010)

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We report here the first demonstration of a mode-locked fiber laser delivering parabolic pulses (similaritons) at 1534 nm. The use of a Raman-based gain medium potentially allows its implementation at any wavelength. The 22nJ output similariton pulses have a true parabolic shape both in the time and spectral domains and a linear chirp. Linear recompression close to Fourier limit is demonstrated allowing us to obtain 6 ps compressed pulses with a compression factor of 75.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: February 16, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 26, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 4, 2010
Published: April 9, 2010

Claude Aguergaray, David Méchin, Vladimir Kruglov, and John D. Harvey, "Experimental realization of a Mode-locked parabolic Raman fiber oscillator," Opt. Express 18, 8680-8687 (2010)

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