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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 23 — Nov. 7, 2011
  • pp: 22496–22501

Amplifier similaritons in a dispersion-mapped fiber laser [Invited]

William H. Renninger, Andy Chong, and Frank W. Wise  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 23, pp. 22496-22501 (2011)

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Amplifier similaritons are generated in a dispersion-mapped fiber laser. Output pulse parameters are nearly independent of the net group velocity dispersion (GVD) owing to the strong local nonlinear attraction in the gain fiber, which dictates the pulse evolution. This constitutes a stable mode-locking regime that is capable of generating sub-100-fs pulses over a broad range of anomalous and normal GVD. These features are consistent with numerical simulations.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers, Mode Locking and Parametric Oscillation

Original Manuscript: August 30, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 4, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 5, 2011
Published: October 25, 2011

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William H. Renninger, Andy Chong, and Frank W. Wise, "Amplifier similaritons in a dispersion-mapped fiber laser [Invited]," Opt. Express 19, 22496-22501 (2011)

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