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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2006
  • pp: 2257–2259

Fiber taper for dispersion management in a mode-locked ytterbium fiber laser

Matei Rusu, Robert Herda, Samuli Kivistö, and Oleg G. Okhotnikov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 15, pp. 2257-2259 (2006)

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We exploit the large anomalous dispersion in the waist of a fiber taper to offset the intracavity normal chromatic dispersion of an Yb-doped fiber laser. The fiber taper provides sufficient anomalous dispersion to ensure soliton operation of the mode-locked laser. With the taper removed from the cavity, the laser operates in a net normal dispersion regime.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: February 28, 2006
Revised Manuscript: May 2, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: May 8, 2006
Published: July 10, 2006

Matei Rusu, Robert Herda, Samuli Kivistö, and Oleg G. Okhotnikov, "Fiber taper for dispersion management in a mode-locked ytterbium fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 31, 2257-2259 (2006)

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