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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 20 — Sep. 24, 2012
  • pp: 22669–22674

Environmentally stable all-PM all-fiber giant chirp oscillator

Miro Erkintalo, Claude Aguergaray, Antoine Runge, and Neil G. R. Broderick  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 20, pp. 22669-22674 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.022669


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Abstract

We report on an environmentally stable giant chirp oscillator operating at 1030 nm. Thanks to the use of a nonlinear amplifying loop mirror as the mode-locker, we are able to extract pulse energies in excess of 10 nJ from a robust all-PM cavity with no free-space elements. Extensive numerical simulations reveal that the output oscillator energy and duration can simply be up-scaled through the lengthening of the cavity with suitably positioned single-mode fiber. Experimentally, using different cavity lengths we have achieved environmentally stable mode-locking at 10, 3.7 and 1.7 MHz with corresponding pulse energies of 2.3, 10 and 16 nJ. In all cases external grating-pair compression below 400 fs has been demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 19, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 20, 2012
Published: September 19, 2012

Citation
Miro Erkintalo, Claude Aguergaray, Antoine Runge, and Neil G. R. Broderick, "Environmentally stable all-PM all-fiber giant chirp oscillator," Opt. Express 20, 22669-22674 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-20-22669


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