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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 18 — Sep. 9, 2013
  • pp: 20923–20930

High-repetition-rate, stretch-lens-based actively-mode-locked femtosecond fiber laser

Ruixin Wang, Yitang Dai, Feifei Yin, Kun Xu, Li Yan, Jianqiang Li, and Jintong Lin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 18, pp. 20923-20930 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.020923


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Abstract

We propose and demonstrate a novel actively mode-locked fiber laser based on a stretch-type time-lens. The pulse generated by this scheme has high repetition rate and large bandwidth while no nonlinearity is participated. A 10-GHz chirped pulse train with 18-ps duration and 11.6-nm bandwidth is obtained, which is then extra-cavity compressed down to 825 fs. The pulse characteristics dependent on the cavity dispersion and time-lens strength are discussed. Pulse propagation in the laser is similar with dissipative soliton in all-normal-dispersion laser. The results demonstrate that the stretch-lens inside the actively mode-locked laser can effectively broaden the spectral bandwidth, instead of the fiber nonlinearity, which can then support a high-repetition-rate “linear dissipative soliton” pulse shaping in a very compact design.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3538) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, pulsed

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 6, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 9, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 19, 2013
Published: August 30, 2013

Citation
Ruixin Wang, Yitang Dai, Feifei Yin, Kun Xu, Li Yan, Jianqiang Li, and Jintong Lin, "High-repetition-rate, stretch-lens-based actively-mode-locked femtosecond fiber laser," Opt. Express 21, 20923-20930 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-18-20923


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