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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 23 — Nov. 18, 2013
  • pp: 28297–28303

Sub-100 fs mode-locked erbium-doped fiber laser using a 45°-tilted fiber grating

Zuxing Zhang, Chengbo Mou, Zhijun Yan, Kaiming Zhou, Lin Zhang, and Sergei Turitsyn  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 23, pp. 28297-28303 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.028297


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Abstract

We demonstrate generation of sub-100 fs pulses at 1.5 µm in a mode-locked erbium-doped fiber laser using a 45°-tilted fiber grating element. The laser features a genuine all-fiber configuration. Based on the unique polarization properties of the 45°-tilted fiber grating, we managed to produce sub-100 fs laser pulses through proper dispersion management. To the best of our knowledge, this is the shortest pulse generated from mode-locked lasers with fiber gratings. The output pulse has an average power of 8 mW, with a repetition rate of 47.8 MHz and pulse energy of 1.68 nJ. The performance of laser also matches well the theoretical simulations.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 26, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 23, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 1, 2013
Published: November 11, 2013

Citation
Zuxing Zhang, Chengbo Mou, Zhijun Yan, Kaiming Zhou, Lin Zhang, and Sergei Turitsyn, "Sub-100 fs mode-locked erbium-doped fiber laser using a 45°-tilted fiber grating," Opt. Express 21, 28297-28303 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-23-28297


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