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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2008
  • pp: 2638–2640

Route to the minimum pulse duration in normal-dispersion fiber lasers

Andy Chong, William H. Renninger, and Frank W. Wise  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 22, pp. 2638-2640 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.002638


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Abstract

The factors that control the pulse duration in all-normal-dispersion lasers are identified. To minimize the pulse duration the cavity dispersion should be as small as possible. For fixed dispersion increasing pulse energy leads to shorter pulses with more structured spectra. Experiments performed with ordinary single-mode fiber at 1 μ m wavelength agree reasonably with numerical simulations and produce clean 80 fs pulses. The simulations indicate that 30 fs pulses can be reached at higher energies.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 18, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 24, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 25, 2008
Published: November 12, 2008

Citation
Andy Chong, William H. Renninger, and Frank W. Wise, "Route to the minimum pulse duration in normal-dispersion fiber lasers," Opt. Lett. 33, 2638-2640 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-22-2638


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