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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 13 — Jun. 20, 2011
  • pp: 12074–12080

Generation of 42-fs and 10-nJ pulses from a fiber laser with self-similar evolution in the gain segment

Bai Nie, Dmitry Pestov, Frank W. Wise, and Marcos Dantus  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 13, pp. 12074-12080 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.012074


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Abstract

A double-clad Yb-doped all-normal-dispersion fiber laser with a narrow intra-cavity spectral filter is demonstrated to produce 22 nJ pulses at 42.5 MHz repetition rate. These pulses are characterized and compressed via mulitphoton intrapulse interference phase scan to as short as 42 fs and 10 nJ/pulse. Adaptive compression underlies the achievement of 250-kW peak power, which enables efficient second and third harmonic generation with spectra spanning 30 nm and 20 nm, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 20, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 22, 2011
Published: June 7, 2011

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Bai Nie, Dmitry Pestov, Frank W. Wise, and Marcos Dantus, "Generation of 42-fs and 10-nJ pulses from a fiber laser with self-similar evolution in the gain segment," Opt. Express 19, 12074-12080 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-13-12074


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