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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2010
  • pp: 3459–3461

High-energy femtosecond fiber laser at 976 nm

J. Lhermite, G. Machinet, C. Lecaplain, J. Boullet, N. Traynor, A. Hideur, and E. Cormier  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 20, pp. 3459-3461 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.003459


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Abstract

We report on a passively mode-locked fiber laser emitting around 976 nm . The self-starting mode locking is achieved in an unidirectional ring cavity by means of nonlinear polarization evolution. Stable single-pulse operation is observed for 480 mW of average output power. This all-normal dispersion laser generates naturally chirped pulses with 1 ps duration. The repetition rate is 40.6 MHz , resulting in 12 nJ pulse energy. External compression using bulk grating shortens the pulse duration down to 286 fs .

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7140) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 28, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 15, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 20, 2010
Published: October 13, 2010

Citation
J. Lhermite, G. Machinet, C. Lecaplain, J. Boullet, N. Traynor, A. Hideur, and E. Cormier, "High-energy femtosecond fiber laser at 976 nm," Opt. Lett. 35, 3459-3461 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-20-3459


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