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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2010
  • pp: 1569–1571

Scaling of dissipative soliton fiber lasers to megawatt peak powers by use of large-area photonic crystal fiber

Simon Lefrançois, Khanh Kieu, Yujun Deng, James D. Kafka, and Frank W. Wise  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 10, pp. 1569-1571 (2010)

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We report an all-normal dispersion femtosecond laser based on large-mode-area Yb-doped photonic crystal fiber. Self-starting mode-locked pulses are obtained with an average power of 12 W at 84 MHz repetition rate, corresponding to 140 nJ of chirped pulse energy. These are dechirped to a near transform-limited duration of 115 fs . Experimental results are consistent with numerical simulations of dissipative soliton intra-cavity pulse evolution, and demonstrate scaling of 100 fs pulses to megawatt peak powers.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: January 5, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 25, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 29, 2010
Published: May 5, 2010

Simon Lefrançois, Khanh Kieu, Yujun Deng, James D. Kafka, and Frank W. Wise, "Scaling of dissipative soliton fiber lasers to megawatt peak powers by use of large-area photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Lett. 35, 1569-1571 (2010)

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