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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 4 — Feb. 14, 2011
  • pp: 3464–3470

Energy scaling of mode-locked fiber lasers with chirally-coupled core fiber

Simon Lefrancois, Thomas S. Sosnowski, Chi-Hung Liu, Almantas Galvanauskas, and Frank W. Wise  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 4, pp. 3464-3470 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.003464


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Abstract

We report a mode-locked dissipative soliton laser based on large-mode-area chirally-coupled-core Yb-doped fiber. This demonstrates scaling of a fiber oscillator to large mode area in a format that directly holds the lowest-order mode and that is also compatible with standard fiber integration. With an all-normal-dispersion cavity design, chirped pulse energies above 40 nJ are obtained with dechirped durations below 200 fs. Using a shorter fiber, dechirped durations close to 100 fs are achieved at pump-limited energies. The achievement of correct energy scaling is evidence of single-transverse-mode operation, which is confirmed by beam-quality and spectral-interference measurements.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

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
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: November 12, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 21, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 18, 2011
Published: February 8, 2011

Citation
Simon Lefrancois, Thomas S. Sosnowski, Chi-Hung Liu, Almantas Galvanauskas, and Frank W. Wise, "Energy scaling of mode-locked fiber lasers with chirally-coupled core fiber," Opt. Express 19, 3464-3470 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-4-3464


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