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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2010
  • pp: 3081–3083

50 fs pulses from an all-normal dispersion erbium fiber oscillator

Nikolai B. Chichkov, Katharina Hausmann, Dieter Wandt, Uwe Morgner, Jörg Neumann, and Dietmar Kracht  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 18, pp. 3081-3083 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.003081


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Abstract

We present a mode-locked, all-normal-dispersion erbium-doped fiber oscillator generating output pulses with broadband spectra covering the range from 1475 to 1620 nm . The oscillator operates at a repetition rate of 109 MHz with output pulse energies of 1.6 nJ . Mode-locked operation is achieved by use of nonlinear polarization evolution in combination with a birefringent filter. The output pulses are dechirped with an external prism compressor to a duration of 50 fs .

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.2410) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, erbium
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 8, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 11, 2010
Published: September 8, 2010

Citation
Nikolai B. Chichkov, Katharina Hausmann, Dieter Wandt, Uwe Morgner, Jörg Neumann, and Dietmar Kracht, "50 fs pulses from an all-normal dispersion erbium fiber oscillator," Opt. Lett. 35, 3081-3083 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-18-3081

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