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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 4 — Feb. 14, 2011
  • pp: 3647–3650

0.5 µJ pulses from a giant-chirp ytterbium fiber oscillator

Nikolai B. Chichkov, Christian Hapke, Katharina Hausmann, Thomas Theeg, Dieter Wandt, Uwe Morgner, Jörg Neumann, and Dietmar Kracht  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 4, pp. 3647-3650 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.003647


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Abstract

We present a mode-locked all-normal dispersion ytterbium fiber oscillator with output pulse energies beyond 0.5 µJ. The oscillator is mode-locked using nonlinear polarization rotation, and stable single-pulse operation is achieved by spectral filtering inside the resonator. The oscillator generates strongly chirped output pulses at a repetition rate of 4.3 MHz which can be compressed down to 760 fs.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 27, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 21, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 21, 2011
Published: February 10, 2011

Citation
Nikolai B. Chichkov, Christian Hapke, Katharina Hausmann, Thomas Theeg, Dieter Wandt, Uwe Morgner, Jörg Neumann, and Dietmar Kracht, "0.5 µJ pulses from a giant-chirp ytterbium fiber oscillator," Opt. Express 19, 3647-3650 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-4-3647


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